Women Of Wearables

WoW is Europe’s first organisation that inspires, supports, and connects women in wearable tech, fashion tech, IoT and VR/AR by providing visibility, support, mentorship and connections for their community through events and workshops.

Their mission is to encourage more women to participate in creating hardware and software products as designers, product managers, and developers. They have a growing global community of female founders, product and UX designers, developers, smart textile designers, executives and managers, as well as startups, industry partners, universities, accelerators and incubators.

This community supports women of all ages via monthly meetups, panels, and mentorship.  Having arranged a number of high profile workshops throughout the past 6 months – including delivering a week’s worth of workshops for Cisco – WoW realised they needed to scale up the least technologically-executed portion of their kit development: fabric design and cutting.

Rachael Yeung’s textiles expertise meant that she was able to craft high quality kits by hand alone, but at a much slower rate than they would need in order to produce enough kits for their workshop calendar.

After being mentored in vector drawing and laser cutting by myself (James Medd), they were able to expedite production to give themselves a surplus of workshop materials for at least the next 6 months. Moving forward they are also looking to develop more branding materials, potentially utilising the Eagle Lab again.

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