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FLOTUS Fashion and Education Workshop

On Wednesday, October 8, First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a Fashion and Education Workshop at the White House with 150 high school and college students. The fashion industry is full of Makers – creative individuals who have a diverse range of skills that they use to create products and apparel that are innovative, stylish and functional. The workshop highlighted the growing impact that the Maker Movement, along with the development of new materials and technologies such as 3D printing, low-cost sensors, and micro-controllers are having in the fashion industry and the creative economy.

BF+DA founder Deb Johnson was invited to attend and our research fellow, Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman, tutored students in a technology workshop about wearable tech.

More information here.

Deb Johnson and Michelle Obama
Deb Johnson and Michelle Obama


The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC, DC 20500 United States
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