Fashion Tech for Beginners


What is the future of fashion design? Learn how to design, engineer and construct fashion that works. Take home your own piece of wearable technology. Ages 13-18.


What is the future of fashion design? This course teaches students the essential techniques of being a wearable tech designer, from concept to drafting patterns, engineering and soldering, constructing and sewing all while exploring sustainability. No prior experience is necessary.


For students ages 13-18

3 workshops — Students will explore the essential disciplines for designing wearable technology: conceptual design, engineering, construction and sustainability. Each workshop is 3 hours long.

Students will explore the actual techniques used by wearable tech designers and develop ways to apply these techniques to solving real-world problems.

By the final workshop students will take home a messenger bag with a solar-powered USB charger that they have designed and constructed themselves.

About Clare

Clare is a designer and educator with over 10 years in the fashion industry creating innovative solutions for private clients, fashion designers and entrepreneurs. As the founder of ThunderLily a software platform to design, test and sell entirely in the virtual space, she brings experts together in fashion and technology to provide a place where designers can explore ways to create and drive change in the fashion industry of tomorrow. She has developed educational programs for fashion design and technology in schools, makerspaces and museums and advises brands on how to adapt to developing fashion technology.

When and Where

When: One class, 3 sessions: February 7th, 14th, and 21st, 4:30-7:30pm each day.

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Where: CraftsmanAve Studio, 117B 11th street – Brooklyn, Gowanus.

Transportation: Take the F, G or R train to 4th Ave – 9th St station.
Or a short cab ride via Battery Tunnel from Manhattan.

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