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SXSW: The Modern Industrial Revolution: American Manufacturing for Startups
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us at SXSW as Brooklyn Fashion+Design Accelerator Managing Director Deborah Alden represents us on a panel titled “The Modern Industrial Revolution: American Manufacturing for Startups.”
This session will explore the revival of American manufacturing and what that means for startups. We’ll explore how the integration of technology with production processes can make supply chains more transparent and manageable. Matthew Burnett, CEO of Maker’s Row, will discuss trends in manufacturing and share success stories of local manufacturers and brands. Meg Erskine, Exec. Dir. of Open Arms, has insight on what it’s like to be a factory for startups and what it takes to thrive in the new industrial age and Deborah Alden, Managing Director of the BF+DA, will talk about how she supports initiatives at the intersection of sustainability, technology and manufacturing in the fashion industry.