Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman

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Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman is a product visionary.  As Founder and Principal of Interwoven Design Group, she combines her expertise in wearable technology, functional apparel and soft goods with a passion for design. A pioneering researcher in design methodologies and smart materials, her latest work includes the Apex exosuit by HeroWear, the redesign of the Maimi Dolphins Cheer Squad uniforms and “BioWear,” a kinetic accessory that communicates the wearer’s emotions. She is the author of Smart Textiles for Designers: Inventing the Future of Fabrics, released in 2016 by Laurence King Publishers, London.
Rebeccah’s unique vision has been realized internationally; her clients range from start-ups to NASA. She has over 25 years of experience designing products for athletes and has held positions as design director for Nike, Champion and Fila.
She is a co-founder of SEArch+, Space Exploration Architecture, first place winners of the NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Competition. The mission of SEArch+ is to conceive, investigate, and produce innovative ‘human-centered’ designs which enable human beings to not only live, but thrive in space environments beyond Earth.

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