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SMART TEXTILES & FASHION INNOVATION

WHAT YOU WILL HEAR

This track will feature some of the world’s leaders in textile innovation, from manufacturers, to fashion figureheads. Hear exclusive inside information from the developers of wearable electronics and e-textiles who are using next-generation technology in their manufacturing process, and even in the clothing produced. We are also proud to feature the latest news in sustainable innovation within the textiles industry, and a focus on recyclable textiles.

KEY REASONS TO ATTEND

You will hear from from key drivers in the market, and discover the latest developments before anyone else. There will be in-depth presentations on not only the applications of smart textiles,but how to take advantage of the latest breakthroughs in product development. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to network with industry experts and forge invaluable relationships.

If you would like to participate, contact Sarah O’Connell: sarah.oconnell@edpltd.co.uk

Themes: Fashion Innovation, Our Connected Future, Consumer-Brand Relationships, Sustainable Innovation, The Fashion Feature
9:10am
Track Host: Address & Welcome

Cath Rogan, Director, Smart Garment People

Opening Sessions
9:15am
Opening Keynote: The Tipping Point - Key Indicators of Seismic Change in Smart Textiles
Our Opening Keynote Speaker is a leader in the connected-fashion industry. This talk will address the latest innovations within the smart textiles and connected fashion markets, alongside the future potentials for this industry.
Speaker:

Ben Cooper, Founder, IoClothes

9:35am
Keynote Panel Discussion:The Future of Fashion& Our Connected Consumer
If something isn’t broken, why fix it? Our panellists discuss the future of not only our wardrobe, but the budding relationships between fashion and consumer, which are bolstered by technology.
Moderator:
Panellists:

Nancy Tilbury, Co-Founder, TwentyFour15 & XO

Sadie Clayton, Founder & Creative Director, Sadie Clayton

9:40am
Keynote:Textiles 4.0
How do we make smart garments easier to wear, more sustainable amd more affordable ?
Speaker:

Frederic Chanay, CEO, OMsignal

10:05am
Fireside Chat: Beyond the Wearable
This frank conversation discusses the reasons that the luxe fashion industry is beginning to use technology beyond the wearable in order to engage with consumers. A talk which navigates the potential for building consumer-designer relationships through technology, and how brands are beginning to connect directly with their audience.
Moderator:

Camille Baker, Researcher & Reader, University for the Creative Arts


Interviewee:

Tammy Smulders, President of Fashion & Luxury, VICE Media

10.55am Break
11:15am
How Style Can Meet Technology
Hugo Boss' Head of Design will outline his experience working with wearable technologies since 2005, focusing on what Hugo Boss have developed, and how he sees the integration of technology into fashion moving forward.
Speaker:

Peter Bona, Head of Design, BOSS Menswear

11:35am
Panel Discussion: Battle of the Brands
Who should be leading market trends, in the world of tech vs. fashion?
Who in the market is encouraging innovation?
Introducing our panellists.
Panellists:

Benjamin Males, Co-Founder, TwentyFour15

Rachel Espersen, Head of Creative Programming & Partnerships, Lexus

12.05pm Lunch
1:00pm
Embroidering Smart Textiles
Smart textiles with the plus factor. This combination of fashion, innovation and technology results in a talk that should not be missed if you are looking to break into the manufacture of Smartex.
Speaker:

Melanie Hoerr, Manager, ZSK

1:20pm
Panel: Driving Sustainable Innovation
Who is leading at the forefront of sustainability and the methods which can be used in order tomake life easier than ever for consumers to shop ethically, customise their clothing, and recycle products at end-of-life.
Moderator:

Camille Baker, Researcher & Reader, University for the Creative Arts


Panellists:

Hal Watts, CEO & Co-Founder, UNMADE

Rob Pick, Market Development Manager, Avery Dennison

Rachel Espersen, Head of Creative Programming & Partnerships, Lexus

1:50pm
Keynote Panel Discussion: The Future of Fashion & Our Connected Consumer
If something isn’t broken, why fix it? Our panellists discuss the future of not only our wardrobe, but the budding relationships between fashion and consumer, which are bolstered by technology.
Panellists:

Nancy Tilbury, Co-Founder, TwentyFour15 & XO

Sadie Clayton, Founder & Creative Director, Sadie Clayton

Rob Pick, Market Development Manager, Avery Dennison

2:50pm
Panel Discussion: The Value of Smart Clothing
What are the compelling reasons behind manufacturing smart clothing? What are the challenges of integrating electronics into textiles? Is the result elegant enough for mainstream wearability?Who is doing a good job of cross-pollinating fashion and technology?
Our team of panellists discuss.

3.20pm Break
3:35pm
Panel Discussion: Redressing the Future
What does the future of our wardrobe look like? Our experts discuss the capabilities of smart fabrics, and how they are paving the way for wardrove innovation.
Panellists:

Ben Cooper, Founder, IoClothes

4:05pm
Aesthetic Smart Garments
Experts will share the fabrics that light up, change colour and gather energy from the environment.
4:55pm
Themes: Health and Beauty, Wearable Technology, Sports Wear, Aesthetics
9:30am
Track Host: Address & Welcome
Keynote Sessions
9:40am
Keynote:Textiles 4.0
How do we make smart garments easier to wear, more sustainable amd more affordable ?
Speaker:

Frederic Chanay, CEO, OMsigna

10:00am
Keynote: Style vs Sustainability
Our Keynote speakers deliver an impassioned talk on the need for sustainability to be high on the agenda for brands & manufacturers. Connected commerce and IoT will enhance our common sustainability goals, and help to improve the wasteful nature of the industry.
Panellists:

Claire Bergkamp, Head of Sustainability & Ethical Trade, Stella McCartney

Jamie Bainbridge, VP of Product Development, Bolt Threads

Speaker:

Marieke Jost, Brand Communications Manager, Covestro

10:20am
GlobalInnovation: Making the Fabrics of the Future
We meet the protagonists who are working behind the scenes in R&D, and are creating some of the most exciting projects in the smart textiles industry. What challenges have they had to overcome? And what lessons have they learnt?
Panellists:

Felice Torissi, Lecturer in Graphene Technology, Cambridge University

11:00am
Keynote Panel: Enabling Technologies
How 3-D imaging, new manufacturing processes, and the growth of ‘connected clothing’ will help to make smart textiles an enabler of the IoT.
Moderator:
Panellists:

Steve Leftly, Director, MYOVOLT Limited

Sarah Galasko, COO, InfiTex

11.30am Break
12:00pm
Combat Ready
Intelligent Textiles showcase the latest Military applications for their incredible fabrics and fibres.
Speakers:

Stan Swallow & Asha Peta Thompson, Founders, Intelligent Textiles Ltd

12:25pm
Panel Discussion – How to Innovate in Sustainability
This session looks at the challenges posed by creating sustainable smart fabrics. How can innovation meet the needs of recyclable and sustainable smart garments, and how do today’s manufacturers look to create the textiles of tomorrow?
Moderator:

Rachel Arthur, Innovation Consultant & Journalist, Fashion & Mash

Panellists:

Claire Bergkamp, Head of Sustainability & Ethical Trade, Stella McCartney

Sarah Walker, PhD Advanced Textiles, NTU

12.55pm Lunch
2:00pm
Keynote: Creating a New Value Chain in Textiles & Clothing
Materials and Technology for the fixation and soft embedment of electronics for the Wearable industry.
Roll-to-roll processing of novel, thermo-formable PUR foams and films. Fixation of electronics for long term wear and skin-friendly adhesion; a knowledge transfer from Advanced Wound Care.
Speaker:

Marieke Jost, Brand Communications Manager, Covestro

Dr Jeff Motley, Covestro

2:20pm
Panel: Smart Textiles UX
Exploring the fundamentals of design and interaction with smart garments.
Moderator:

Rachel Arthur, Innovation Consultant & Journalist, Fashion & Mash


Panellists:
3:00pm
Looking at Tomorrow: The Capabilities of our Advanced Textiles
Talk synopsis TBA.
Speaker:

Sarah Walker, PhD Advanced Textiles, NTU

3:30pm
Keynote Panel – The Value of Data
What insights can the data from smart clothing deliver? Who owns that data? And, most importantly, how can the data obtained shape the development of smart textiles?
Panellists:
4:10pm
Closing Keynote: Textiles that Pass the Test
In order to appeal to consumers, wearable technologies must ork in the real world. Can a heart-monitoring shirt be washed? Can it be dried and stretched? How will perspiration affect the electronics?
4:30pm

This conference is a PAID TRACK and can be accessed using the two-day conference pass or relevant one-day conference pass.

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