Dutch Fashion-Tech Designer Anouk Wipprecht wants to make fashion ahead of her time, combining the latest in science and technology to make fashion an experience that transcends mere appearances. She wants her garments to facilitate and augment the interactions we have with ourselves and our surroundings. Partnering up with companies such as Intel, AutoDesk, Google, Microsoft, Cirque Du Soleil, Audi, and 3D printing company Materialise she researches how our future would look, as we continue to embed technology into what we wear.
Jackie Kai Ellis comes from a extensive and successful background as a designer, specializing in branding, at her own design firm. After devoting ten years to this field, she uprooted her life, entirely, on a mission to experience as many of her life goals as possible, and even accomplishing her dream of studying pastry in the heart of the culinary art, France. Returning from her adventures abroad, Ellis opened her own bakery, Le Beaucoup, in San Francisco, where she was able to continue her passion of baking, and bring a little piece of Paris back home. This career chameleon just getting started, however, as she eagerly anticipates her next transformation.
Growing up in Toronto, Canada, Jane Rabinowicz began her involvement in food and food security at an early age, working in community gardens and soup kitchens in her local community. For the past 20 years, she’s pursued her passion for food and food justice on a local and international scale. Now, living in Montreal, she works with the Bauta Initiative and USC Canada, both nationally and internationally, as the Program Director.