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Business & Technology of Fashion

Adapted, in part, from FIT's Apparel Industry Guide

AUDIOVISUAL RESOURCES

BoF Education Playlist | The Business of Fashion

BoF Education Playlist | The Business of Fashion

Imran Amed explains what budding fashion entrepreneurs need to know before they start their own label.

Steve Brown - How data is driving the future of fashion

How data is driving the future of fashion

The fashion industry is on the brink of a revolution. Today, designers have the latest trends at their fingertips with data gathered from Instagram feeds, runway shows and even changing rooms. But if the future of fashion design is dedicated to data does that mean the death of true creativity? Fashion buyer Steve Brown argues for the opposite: that with more efficient production cycles, designers are free to focus on what they love.

Mindy Scheier - How adaptive clothing empowers people with disabilities

How adaptive clothing empowers people with disabilities

Inspired by her son, who was born with a degenerative disorder that makes it hard for him to dress himself or wear clothing with buttons or zippers, Mindy Scheier set out to make clothing that works for everyone, including the differently abled. Learn more about how she's made fashion history by producing the world's first mainstream adaptive clothing line.

Dan Cobley - What physics taught me about marketing

What physics taught me about marketing

Physics and marketing don't seem to have much in common, but Dan Cobley is passionate about both. He brings these unlikely bedfellows together using Newton's second law, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, the scientific method and the second law of thermodynamics to explain the fundamental theories of branding.

Amit Kalra - 3 creative ways to fix fashion's waste problem

3 creative ways to fix fashion's waste problem

What happens to the clothes we don't buy? You might think that last season's coats, trousers and turtlenecks end up being put to use, but most of it (nearly 13 million tons each year in the United States alone) ends up in landfills. Fashion has a waste problem, and Amit Kalra wants to fix it. He shares some creative ways the industry can evolve to be more conscientious about the environment -- and gain a competitive advantage at the same time.

Danit Peleg - Forget shopping. Soon you'll download your new clothes

Forget shopping. Soon you'll download your new clothes

Downloadable, printable clothing may be coming to a closet near you. What started as designer Danit Peleg's fashion school project turned into a collection of 3D-printed designs that have the strength and flexibility for everyday wear. "Fashion is a very physical thing," she says. "I wonder what our world will look like when our clothes will be digital."

MIT OpenCourseWare - What is Entrepreneurship?

What is Entrepreneurship?

In this video, two dramatically different types of entrepreneurship are discussed: Small and Medium Enterprise Entrepreneurship (SME) and Innovation Driven Enterprise Entrepreneurship (IDE) and what this distinction means for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Google Fashion Culture

Google Fashion | We Wear Culture

30,000 works of fashion from 183 partners in 40 countries are available on the platform, and the stories of these works are shared through more than 450 curated, interactive stories, ranging in topic from traditional dress to contemporary couture.

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  • You can also stream select films in the Kanopy database.