Céline Semaan, CEO, Founder & Creative Director.

Founder of Slow Factory, she has pioneered new materials and has coined the term “fashion activism”, i.e. using fashion as a medium for social change. Her work has been seen on CNN, Forbes, The New York Times and Vogue. Her background is in user-experience design, information architecture and multi-media art. MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow, she focusses on new material and influencing customer culture.

Colin Vernon, CTO & Co-founder.

He has built and ran the Software team at littlebits Electronics, known for his astounding work on the CloudBit: democratizing the internet of things, he works at the intersection of tech, hardware and design. His latest position as VP Engineering of Medium has led him to focus on digital platforms, acquisition of software services, solidifying digital platforms to support massive growth.


Harper Reed

Head of Commerce at Braintree, CTO for Barack Obama's 2012 campaign

Orsola de Castro

Founder and Creative Director, Fashion Revolution

Neri Oxman

MIT Media Lab Professor, Architect and Designer, head of the Mediated Matter research group

Stacy London

Stylist, Author and Editor, co-host What Not to Wear

Leonardo Bonanni

Founder, Sourcemap, the leading supply chain mapping software company

Sissi Johnson

MBA Professor in Fashion Innovation, Culture & Identity - Brand Strategist

Clara Jeon

Co-founder, Chapter 2 Agency

Ken Loo

Co-founder, Chapter 2 Agency

Lilian Liu

Sustainability, Responsible Business & Manager of Partnerships at United Nations Global Compact

Ulli Barta

Directing executive leadership and strategy in fashion, arts, design and photography

Heidi Rauch

Entrepreneur devoted to ethical sourcing and sustainable supply chain in the apparel sector

Dr. Amanda Parkes

New Materials expert and MIT Media Lab alum

Solange Franklin

Stylist, Editor at Large Paper Magazine

Joelle Firzli

Curator, Researcher, Fashion Consultant

Andrea Lauer

Founder, Risen Division and MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow


MIT Media Lab

As an MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow, our founder Celine Semaan has a deep relationship with the broader MIT ML community.

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