The University of Delaware student chapter of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, hosted
“Fashioning Innovation” in May 2017. The purpose of the event was to highlight
the importance of technology and innovation in the apparel industry.
A panel of experts discussed how technology and innovation is
changing the fashion industry. Participates in the panel included: Meg Burich,
a leader in the field of wearable technology and the marketing director for
digital sports at Adidas; Linda Farquhar, founder and CEO of entreDonovan, an
apparel company using cutting-edge technology to produce custom clothing; Ben
Greenspan, a doctoral student in the Biomechanics and Movement Science Program
with a background in mechanical engineering and a specialty in 3-D printing;
and Emma Sidoriak, an apparel designer at GK Elite Sportswear, a company that
designs and produces garments for Olympic athletes. Mary Hopkins, an associate at W.L. Gore and
Associates, formerly with DuPont, moderated the discussion.
In addition to the panel, there was a fashion show featuring
garments designed by apparel design majors in partnership with UD’s interdisciplinary
Biomechanics and Movement Science Program. The garments were adaptive and
accessible for individuals with physical disabilities or special needs.
The event also included presentations from such exhibitors as
W.L. Gore and Printed Solid, a 3D printing company.
Article by Martha Carper