04 July 2018 | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Event details

Digital disruption has evolved the world of fashion beyond the realms of Paris runways and glossy magazines. Today, Fashion Tech is an emerging industry that includes wearable devices, digital threads, and technology platforms.


Whether it’s through online purchasing in the supply chain, the manufacturing process with 3D printing, or auxiliary services such as virtual sizing, technology has evolved a businesses’ touch points with customers in the world of fashion. 


To ensure that companies are able to create positive digital experiences, employing Service Design principles can help connect the customer, design, and manufacturing of a product more seamlessly.


At our panel, Digital Threads 2: Service Design in Fashion, we’ll explore:

  • How and why Service Design is becoming involved in the Fashion industry
  • Examples of Service Design in fashion
  • The effects of data and digital analysis in helping increase customer satisfaction
  • Creating a sustainable product lifestyle through smart supply chains
  • How the Sharing Economy is introducing the possibility of new consumption models



Jimmy Zhong

Founder of Ethi

Jimmy is the founder of Ethi, an online sustainable lifestyle marketplace built on EMPATHY values. With over 40 brands and thousands of products to shop for, Ethi is one of the largest online shopping destinations for sustainable fashion and lifestyle in the world. Jimmy is also the founder of Syncio, a real-time inventory sync app that allows online stores to cross-sell products with each other in a few clicks. Syncio is part of this year’s MAP18 cohort. Prior to his entrepreneurial journey, Jimmy worked as a management consultant at KPMG.

Noon Van Der Slik

AI Egineer at Silverpond

Noon is a creative engineer working at the intersection of technology and fashion. He is passionate about enhancing creative practices with technology, and enabling new modes of creativity. During the day he works at Silverpond on AI/deep learning systems across many different industries, the rest of the time he is either collaborating on interesting projects or looking for collaborators!
Dates and fees
04 July
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Academy Xi,
Level 3,
45 Exhibition St,
Melbourne VIC 3000