About The Fashion Robot

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The Fashion Robot

The Fashion Industry is the second dirtiest industry in the world; second only to crude oil.  Its impact is felt around the world in our social systems, economic systems, ecosystems, and our daily lives.  We spend most waking moments in clothing, but we are frequently bombarded by messages reminding us of its superficiality.  For this reason, it has become easy to ignore the industry that wears itself at the surface of our skin.

The industry is changing.  The way that we design, manufacture, and sell garments is ripe for major disruption and we see it beginning to happen.  While many attempts do not have immediate widespread success, we see efforts and movements towards it.

Communication is one of our biggest challenges.  This blog serves as a valuable resource for technologists learning about the fashion industry and fashion professionals interested in bringing new technologies to bear on their designs.

 

Leanne Luce

Hello Robot friends,

I’m Leanne, the Founder and writer of The Fashion Robot.  I'm originally from New York, then Providence, Boston, and now living in San Francisco.

I have centered my career on the intersection of Robotics and Apparel. Since graduating from RISD in Apparel Design, I have worked with Exoskeleton teams at Harvard and Otherlab, helping to develop groundbreaking assistive devices for both military and medical application. I’m currently developing software tools for the fashion design industry.

- Leanne


Press Room

Publications — Expert Source

Biron, Bethany. "Better late than never: Fashion belatedly embraces hackathons."  Glossy Media, 19 May 2017.

Albers, Sophie.  "A look into the future: The influence of robots on the fashion world."  Vogue Germany, 09 June 2017. 

Headshots and Photos for Media Use

The following head shots of Leanne Luce are available for use to the media for promotional material for public speaking and media appearances, as well as publications.