Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman

Rebeccah is a leading expert in designing wearable technology and smart textiles. Her experience as a fashion and industrial designer, researcher, author, and professor at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn led to Interwoven Design Group where she blurs the lines between fashion and technology.  Rebeccah’s unique vision has been realized internationally; her collaborations range from start-ups to NASA. She has over 25 years of experience designing products for active sportswear, and has held positions as design director for Fila, Champion and Nike. She is founding director of the Intelligent Materials Applied Research & Innovation Lab (IMARI) at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and has lectured globally on wearable technology and smart textiles.