Wednesday February 25th, from 5:30PM to 9PM
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Don’t miss this opportunity to talk fashion with industry insiders and discover exciting prospects for investment and collaboration.
5 – 5:30 p.m. Registration
5:30 – 6:15 p.m. Cocktail and networking reception
6:15 – 6:25 p.m. Introduction, Jason Vogel, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend
6:25 – 6:55 p.m. Keynote Presentation: Joshua Siegel, Rubicon Ventures
7:00- 7:45 p.m. Presentations by:
Maxine Bedat, Co-Founder, Zady
Jamal Motlagh , CEO, Acustom
Tadd Spering, CEO, Stylinity
7:45 – 9:00 p.m. Networking
Keynote Presenter: Joshua Siegel, General Partner, Rubicon Ventures
Zady.com is a shopping platform and lifestyle destination for consumers who care about the origins of the items they purchase. Co-founded by Soraya Darabi (Foodspotting; The New York Times) and Maxine Bédat (The Bootstrap Project), Zady is a New York-based e-commerce brand that will provide customers with information about the conscious consumer movement and the option to purchase beautifully-constructed goods on its website, and later, its iPad application. The items available for purchase were created with craftsmanship and artisanship, qualities that have been sacrificed in a world of cheap prices and fast production.
Just as Whole Foods sparked a movement based on the belief that consumers should question where food comes from, Zady is creating a new vision for shopping and is at the forefront of conscious consumerism, which demands transparency for sourced products. Manufacturing transparency is at the heart of Zady; every item sold is from a designer who is conscious of where and how their products are made. Each product is personally vetted by Zady’s founders, using criteria for sustainability, including whether the product is locally-sourced, handmade, uses high-quality raw materials, is environmentally-conscious, or made in the U.S.A. The brands are required to sign a contract verifying the location of the company, the manufacturing city, and the source of the raw materials. However, consumers won’t need to compromise style for a clear conscience. All products sold on Zady are high-quality, timeless in style, and are build to last, withstanding fleeting seasonal trends and the short life-spans of poorly-made “fast fashion” items.
As such, Zady will be the arbiter of authenticity-meets-taste for this generation of conscious consumers.
Acustom Apparel is the first and only men’s clothing brand that produces casual and lifestyle based custom fit apparel at prices significantly lower than traditional bespoke (custom) clothing. After 2 years of R&D, Acustom opened the doors to its first digital bespoke retail store in SoHo, NY, in November 2013. The store sells everything from traditional custom suits, shirts and tuxes to more unique products like overcoats, jeans, chinos, cords, trench coats, sweaters, shorts and polo shirts- products that are rare in the custom world. Acustom has paired the accuracy and speed of a 3d body scanner with a proprietary algorithm that Acustom Apparel’s co-founder Charles Tse developed. This algorithm reduces the cost of outdated, hand-drawn, pattern making practices and replaces them with a computer algorithm. Selling lifestyle products like jeans and cords allows Acustom to become more than the traditional custom suit maker, and is a leading differentiator and driver of brand for Acustom.
Acustom’s small footprint, sample-only store combines the best of the physical retail experience with the business advantages of traditional custom clothiers. Check out the Acustom Retail Experience
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