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Join Michelle Courtois as she develops and produces home furnishings products for a site specific project with Springs Creative You will see the process of developing print and patterns, for fabrics, wallpaper and window treatments. Witness the ease of production and ability to create varied products through digital printing with a low environmental impact and speed to market.
Starting an e-commerce business has never been easier. With this comes the opportunity for on-demand products and great design. There is an exciting shift in manufacturing from an inventory model to on-demand. I will share with the group the programs, systems, and organizations in place to service this new business model, explaining the process from start to finish. We will explore the growing market and the opportunities for additional product and improved service.
Lewis has a background in material innovation and advanced manufacturing. For most of the past 15 years he has been living in China and leading textile innovation and sustainability initiatives for the world's largest sportswear and fast fashion brands. Aside from roles at Under Armour, Gap, and Stance, he has consulted for over 50 apparel and footwear brands around the world and regularly presents on digital technologies and sustainability at conferences around the US, Europe, and Asia.
Rose has been the Director of PD & sourcing at Joann for the past 3 years. As part of her role as Director, Rose leads a team focused on proprietary artwork development and strategic sourcing initiatives. Rose drives innovation , elevated product quality and intricate designs to ensure a positive customer shopping experience.
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Hitoshi Ujiie is a pioneer in Surface Imaging. With over 20 years of professional experience in surface imaging and manufacturing, his achievements have combined first-hand industry knowledge with academic pioneering in new technology. A native of Kyoto (the center of Japans textile industry), as an integral member of his family's business he inherited a specialized knowledge of short run, quality fabric production and finishing.
Hitoshi's professional experience includes designing at Jack Lenor Larsen Design Studio in New York. Here Hitoshi involved in the development of fine printed fabrics on a worldwide level. In early 1990’s, he established his design studio, specialized in styling a wide range of new surface imaging products. His collections have been exhibited in many museums including permanent collections at Cleveland Museum, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and Brooklyn Museum.
Sensing the technological revolution that was on the horizon, he developed an expertise in Surface Imaging, the digital transformation of the imageries on a wide range of substrates with advanced inkjet printing processes. As a surface imaging specialist, he is recognized the world over.
At present, he is professor at Thomas Jefferson University. His involvement of launching Surface Imaging + Research has provided him with the rare opportunity to research and implement new applications of cutting-edge technologies, innovative business concept and creative design to the public.
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Michelle Courtois is an experienced design professional with a passion for textiles, product development, and technology. For over 20 years, she has created print, pattern, color, and brand strategy for the American marketplace. Michelle has shared her skills and optimistic point of view with dozens of fashion and home brands including J.Crew, Isaac Mizrahi Live!, C.Wonder, Belk, Armani Exchange, Aerin, and Nihi Sumba. She is a RISD graduate who has continued her education acquiring various certifications in CAD software, a grant-recipient and Adjunct Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Michelle is based in Brooklyn, NY where she continues to work across the US with manufacturers, designers, and innovative start-ups.
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Gerard Buch joined Inèdit Software in 2014 in the technical department. Gradually, his curiosity led him to become an expert in color management and workflows in digital textile printing. Over the last few years, he has focused on customer training, creating and installing complete workflows for the best management of each company. Currently, he has redirected his career by joining the commercial department of Inèdit Software, from where he can advise companies to obtain the best results with the appropriate tools available in the sector.
Eric Beyeler is the Global Marketing Manager for Artistri® Digital Inks for DuPont Advanced Printing. He joined the company in 1987 as a research engineer in the Engineering Technology Laboratory in Wilmington De.
He has held multiple positions in engineering, research, manufacturing, product management, sales and business development throughout his career at DuPont.
Mr. Beyeler joined the DuPont Digital Printing business in 2009 to lead the expansion of the Artistri® ink jet inks portfolio in the Commercial Printing segment.
In January 2016, he was named to his current position where his principal objective is to identify and implement Ink Jet Ink solutions to meet the demands of the growing Digital Printing markets.
Mr. Beyeler was born in France and graduated from Ecole Centrale de Lyon with a “Diplome d’Ingenieur”. He obtained a Masters & Doctorate degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware.
As part of his role as Director – Print Technology and Strategy in Adobe’s Print and Publishing Business Unit, Mike Scrutton is leading a team focused on developments in the textile printing space. Mike draws on his 25+ years in printing, and extensive understanding of creative and production workflows. He routinely works with end users, brands, vendors and partners, both within Adobe and externally. Mike has been with Adobe since 1997 and has been responsible for many technologies in the field of PDF, color, and printing, including the new Adobe Textile Designer plug for Adobe Photoshop. A native of the UK, Mike lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Kristen is the founder and owner of Design Pool LLC, an online digital library with seamless patterns specific to commercial and residential interiors. Design Pool connects interior designers, architects, and product designers with manufacturers using the latest print-on-demand technology. In late 2020, Kristen started Domanda Design, an e-commerce on-demand store that offers selected Design Pool patterns on home goods and accessory. She is an accomplished designer with twenty-seven years of experience in design, management, and marketing. Kristen is extremely passionate about the future of print-on-demand and customization and loves connecting with people and companies.
Guy Alroy is an entrepreneur and visionary in the world of CAD and PLM, driven by enabling creativity and streamlining production and green manufacturing.
Prior to co-founding Early.Vision, Guy was VP Products at EFI, Microsoft & Dassault Systemes. A mechanical engineer with strong focus on 3D, the programming and automation around it, and the value it can bring in streamlining complex processes.
Shoshana Burgett is an industry strategist and founder of Pink Elephant Productions, a consulting firm that helps medium and large organizations incorporate Voice of the Customer into their company’s product portfolio, delivering practical, actionable insights that create a compelling marketing message and strategy that grows market share and revenue. With over two decades of experience in on-demand printing, manufacturing, and personalization, Shoshana has been at the forefront of personalized production and omnichannel communications, serving as a senior executive at X-Rite, Pantone, and Xerox. Today, she shares trends, insights and more on Colorkarma, a media platform for designers.
I run the takeback, resale and reuse program at EILEEN FISHER, Inc. The resale program is a successful business founded on innovation and solid management, and it helps the company move towards a Circular Economy. I oversee business, operations and creative with a team of 20+.
Jessica Kosak joined The Sustainability Consortium in 2018 as Manager, Technical Development. She is a principle researcher, and responsible for the Sustainability Measurements and Reporting system for the Clothing, Footwear, and Textiles sector. Previously, she worked in the fashion industry as an apparel and textiles designer focusing on knitwear and zero waste design. As an independent designer, her work has been shown in print and online in publications including Vogue, i-D, Nylon, 1Granary, and Vogue Italia. Jessica received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Design and Society from Parsons, The New School for Design in New York, where she focused on zero waste design and recycled textiles. She also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Fashion design with a focus on sustainability from Parsons.