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Futureworks Shops gets smart with wearables at BF+DA

July 12, 2017

Friday, we collaborated with Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator to present TEK-TILES, an all-day wearables workshop in Brooklyn. BF+DA is pioneering connected fashion and smart fabrics and with 10% of clothing expected to be connected to apps or the Internet in the next ten years, it’s important work. Facilitators from eight universities worked with entrepreneurs to explore technical materials like conductive yarns, thermoreactive threads, color-changing filaments, AR knitting and optic fibers. Check out photos below, explore more events and join us on Twitter and Instagram.

The TEK-TILES event was part of Futureworks Shops, a citywide program providing New Yorkers with prototyping and production credits, access to coworking opportunities, studio time, mentorship and events. Take a look at Futureworks Shops across the city.

Photo credits: BF+DA, Rachel Foley and Jensin Wallace.