We at BILLY Footwear would like to thank Bonnie Graham from Technology Revolution: The Future of Now for inviting BILLY Footwear co-founder Billy Price to be a panel member on her recent podcast, Help Me Get Dressed! 1 Billion Reasons for Adaptive Fashion. Billy had the honor of joining other panel members:
Mindy Scheier, Founder, Runway of Dreams Foundation
Matt Laukaitis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Industries, SAP N. A.
Maria Morais, Global Industry Principal, Consumer Industries, SAP Customer Experience
The buzz: "The fashion industry is starting to care about people with disabilities…designing apparel, shoes and other products for consumers with non-standard body types, boosting an overlooked population's confidence – and their own bottom lines” cbsnews.com). When you got dressed today, other than deciding what to wear, was it EASY? Not if you have a disability that makes it challenging to use buttons, snaps, zippers, hooks, or pull on shirts and pants. Where to find “stylish adaptive clothing” with easy-on-off features? Many mainstream clothing retailers mostly ignore Americans with disabilities, despite their total disposable income of $490B. Can technologies like AI algorithms, robotics, and 3D printing help manufacturers adapt production processes to this market? We'll ask Mindy Scheier, Runway of Dreams Foundation; Billy Price, BILLY Footwear; Matt Laukaitis and Maria Morais, SAP. Join us for Help Me Get Dressed! 1 Billion Reasons for Adaptive Fashion!
To hear the 55-minute panel discussion in its original form, please click here.