Look to Space for Answers

Technology “Look to space technologies for solutions on earth” said Paul Poelmans, a Technology Transfer Manager at Verhaert in Belgium. Poelmans shared with the audience about how Verhaert, as a broker of technology, utilizing their incubation centers to adapt solutions from space - for here on earth. “Innovation is found at the…

Storytelling with Materials

It was a pleasure to be featured in the Trendsetter section of Textile Insight's May/June issue. I shared with Textile Insight's Contributing Editor, Sue Belcher, about the use of storytelling as an important way for our industry to learn about materials. Storytelling offers hope and possibilities for consumers, and is a way for brands…

Macro Trends + Material Trends

Design Week Portland, which spans a full week in late April, is a “city-wide series of programs exploring the process, craft, and practice of design across all disciplines.”  This year I presented at Struktur, a 3-day conference held during Design Week, a venue for the outdoor, active, and urban design…

The Art of Apparel Making

I had the privilege to partner with the University of Oregon and deliver a Materials presentation to industry professionals brands such as Nike, Columbia Sportswear, Vans, and Intel.  The workshop entitled “The Art of Sports Apparel Making,” was organized by the University of Oregon Sports Product Management program.  John Notar…