Happy International Women's Day!
On this day of celebrating the movement for women's rights, we are honored that Designer KtY was interviewed by Ladies Drive magazine in Switzerland, as a keynote speaker for the League of Leading Ladies Conference.
A few more updates about the brand includes the feature of the Saturn DIY dress in the German Make: magazine 1/2020; the Hello Blink Show podcast on starting a fashion brand; ELLE Japon February issue on the heart-rate monitoring dress and color-changing optical fiber dress; and the Sartorial Geek podcast.
In February, the brand presented and sold products at 3D Printing & Space event in LA, hosted by SpaceportLA, MatterHackers and Ultimaker. Kitty was invited as a guest lecturer at Stanford University Arts class "Industry Immersion: Fashion" to give a talk about fashion industry challenges and opportunities and teach students basics about tech-embedded fashion designs. It's our great honor that many students chose topics from Kitty's presentation for their final projects. You can find details about these events here.
With the sales from the first two months this year, we were able to donate to NRDC, which was suggested by one of our customers. Any orders >$200 enable us to donate to STEAM and environmental protection non-profits. It is our mission and motivation to build this brand to contribute back - what we make goes back to where it comes from - nature and science. We've additionally donated furniture to FabMo, and GlobalGiving Coronavirus Relief Fund, separate from the sales.
We are also excited to announce the start of the pre-order sales of two new designs: Earth tank (two ways to wear!) and Spring skirt. Order before March 31, 2020. We will produce the correct amount of products accordingly and ship them to you in May. After the pre-order period, the prices will rise to compensate for inventory. We aim to produce goods that meet customers' demands, instead of overproducing. Read more about waste and pollution of the fashion industry through our earlier blog. Feel free to forward this to friends who may be interested.