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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Sourcing at MAGIC on Wearable Technology

Focus on Wearable Technology @ SOURCING at MAGIC

The value of the global wearable technology market is predicted to reach $20 billion this year and $70 billion by 2025.  The world is seeing a rapid development of wearable technology being integrated into every aspect of our lives –  to help record the world around us, control our environment and communicate information between one another. This industry is in a state of continual growth with no end in sight.
MAGIC wearable Technology
This month in Las Vegas, SOURCING at MAGIC will have a focus on wearable technology with the latest trends, innovations and the future being discussed by industry leaders including executives from DuPont and Intel during the seminars listed below.  

There will also be an interactive exhibit area with prototype garments contributed by North Carolina State College of Textiles. Including:      
  • Stretchable electronics screen printed onto textiles
  • Compression shirts with integrated dry electrodes for electrocardiogram monitoring
  • Electrode materials for integration into a variety of textile applications 
Panel Discussions
  • “The New Technology/Smart Textile Movement”
  • Where to Start with Wearable Tech
  • "Wearables Are Not Just For Techies But For The Fashion Industry As Well”
  • “Desirable Wearables: The Future Is Here”
  • “Making Wearables Actually Wearable”
  • “Game Changer: The Stretchable Electronic Ink Enabling Smart Clothing”
  • “The Future of Retail”
  • “Wearable Innovators: The Intersection of Technology and Fashion”
This year’s sourcing show runs from August 16-19, 2015 and as always, MAGIC offers an un-paralleled seminar series.

Below you will find some of the seminar details.

Sunday, August 16, 2015 – 2:30pm – LVCC North Hall, Level 2, Room N250

An expert panel of educators and executives from the industry will excite you with new opportunities and guide you through the challenges of embracing the next generation of textiles. Speakers:

Nancy Marino (Partner – Columbus Consulting)

Diana Wyman (Technical Director – AATCC)

Tom Snyder (Assist Industry Liaison – North Carolina State University)

Despina Papadopoulous (Wearable Technology Services/WWA Advisors)

Moderated by: David Hinks (Interim Dean – North Carolina State College of Textiles)

Where to Start with Wearable Tech

Sunday, August 16, 2015 – 4:00pm – The Source Community Lounge

A focus on what is available in the marketplace now, what is still to come, and how brands should plan to be involved. Speakers:

Kyle Hjelmeseth (Wearables Consultant)

Jonathan Toppin (COO – Wearable World)
Wearables Are Not Just For Techies But For The Fashion Industry As Well

Monday, August 17, 2015 – 9:30am – LVCC North Hall, Level 2, Room N250

Attend this session to learn about the wearable landscape and understand how you can begin to incorporate wearables into your overall business strategy. Speaker:

Sandra Lopez (Director of Strategic Alliances for Fashion – INTEL)

Desirable Wearables: The Future Is Here

Monday, August 17, 2015 – 1:30pm – LVCC North Hall, Level 2, Room N250

Join Syuzi Pakhchyan, author of “Fashioning Technology: A DIY Intro to Smart Crafting”, as she chronicles and shares her constantly evolving developments in the realm of wearable tech. Speaker:

Syuzi Pakhchyan (Founder – FashioningTechnology.com/User Experience Lead – BCGDV) 

Making Wearables Actually Wearable

Monday, August 17, 2015 – 2:00pm – The Source Community Lounge

A discussion on form meeting function. Speakers: 

Sylvia Heisel (Wearable Technologist)

Jonathan Toppin (COO – Wearable World)

Amy Puliafito (Director of Communications – Misfit)

Francisco Platt (Founder – TechStyleNews.com)

Game Changer: The Stretchable Electronic Ink Enabling Smart Clothing

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 – 9:00am – LVCC North Hall, Level 2, Room N250

Join Dr. Michael Burrows, Segment Manager of DuPont Microcircuit Materials, as he discusses how DuPont stretchable electronic inks are enabling smart clothing that is stretchable, washable, and comfortable – a true game changer for clothing designers and manufacturers. Speaker:

Dr. Michael Burrows (Segment Manager – DUPONT)
The Future of Retail

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 – 11:00am – The Source Community Lounge

What do all of these advancements mean for our retailers, and how will it affect the ways brands need to market at brick and mortar locations. Speakers: 

Sylvia Heisel (Wearables Technologist)

Brian Dyches (Director – Experience Design + Strategy/Partner – Openeye Labs)

Wearable Innovators: The Intersection of Technology and Fashion

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 – 12:30m – LVCC North Hall, Level 2, Room N250

Madison Maxey of “The Crated” will share her vision combining design, technology and science to build the wearable market, and her tips for building a relationship with consumers of futuristic fashion. Speaker:

Madison Maxey (Co-Founder – TheCrated.com)

Full list of MAGIC’s seminars here:



The world’s most comprehensive fashion sourcing event, SOURCING at MAGIC is where brands, designers and sourcing executives gain access to global resources spanning the entire supply chain. We offer unmatched access to over 43 countries, more than 1,000 apparel, accessories, footwear and home textile resources, plus over 200 fabric, trim and component resources.

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