Fashion Tech Works tools for content creation include a videography and photography studio, a podcast space, social media cultivation, digital marketing opportunities, and augmented reality and virtual reality technologies. | Photo courtesy of Fashion Tech Works
In the heart of downtown Los Angeles fashion, in the neighborhood New Mart building, Fashion Tech Works offers a new space to cultivate creativity mixed with innovation. The fashion-focused space serves as a digital design center, content studio, event space, and coworking space for designers and brands large and small.
“There are different elements we can offer. In the first instance, it’s a community, “said The New Mart CEO Tom Keefer. “Most importantly, they are the services we have been able to align with as a one-handed key destination for designers and brand builders, where they have all the tools they need to move from concept to finished sample.”
Fashion Tech Works tools for content creation include a videography and photography studio, a podcast space, social media cultivation, digital marketing opportunities, and augmented reality and virtual reality technologies. Through its partnerships with manufacturers who use tools Gerber Technology, Kornit Digital i Tukatech, Fashion Tech Works also offers CAD, sample prototyping, 3D printing, sustainable garment manufacturing and small batch runs for garment making. The space and its services are available for on-site and remote work models.
“People leave schools and learn about sustainable manufacturing. They’re ready to go in, as they’re not graduates, to start their lines with sustainable manufacturing, and we want to support their vision and keep the whole model moving forward, ”said Cindy Keefer, founder and CEO of Fashion Tech Works “This model is completely step-by-step for a new designer that allows them to manufacture in a sustainable, ethical way and with a lower carbon footprint. We are very proud of that. It is what will help us separate from any another coworking situation “.
The services are available a la carte and by subscriptions for a fee. Silver, Gold Open-Desk and Platinum remote subscriptions to the private office are available for monthly fees of $ 60, $ 400 and $ 600 respectively, each offering a set number of hours to access the podcast studio, l design station, conference room or content spaces. There are also services for events, such as holding fashion fairs and trade shows or other clothing industry events. Larger companies can use the space to try out new ideas.
“A company like Boardriders has offices around the world, including one in Huntington Beach, [Calif.]”Said Mark Robinson, chief operating officer of Fashion Tech Works and CEO of Susarel, Inc. “Fashion Tech Works offers them a place where they can try this new one Roxy up before going abroad ”.
With advisory board made up of fashion industry veterans, including Sherri Barry, co-founder of Fabric demand manufacturing services; Barbara Bundy, vice president of education at Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising; Laurie Champagne, general manager of Social theory; Frances Harder, author of “Fashion for Profit”; Ilse Metchek, president of the California Fashion Association; and TJ Walker, co – founder of Cross colors, Fashion Tech Works aims to provide cutting-edge resources with a human focus that combines technology with people-focused connections. Additional information on Fashion Tech Works can be found at fashiontechworks.com.