WE'RE HELPING THE APPAREL INDUSTRY quickly, gracefully, and justly transition to a better way of making things


 

 

Shimmy™ is a CLOUD-BASED PLATFORM that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate conventional apparel design workflows now while laying the groundwork for APPAREL'S NEXT CHAPTER: mass customization, CIRCULARITY, AND AUTOMATION. 

CAD and PLM-agnostic, WE serve AS a conduit for cross functional teams within apparel brands straight through to vendors CLOSE BY AND FAR AWAY.

we help brands and manufacturers DRIVe EFFICIENCY, PRESERve DESIGN INTENT, ENABLe BETTER DECISION-MAKING, AND nurture THE TALENTED PEOPLE WHO give birth to beloved clothes with their awesome curiosity, empathy, and engineering smarts.

 

 

 
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interested in our vision for a better way to make clothes? 

 
 

OUR FOUNDER

 
 
 Sarah Krasley, FOUNDER + CEO  CEO + Principal, Unreasonable Women,  Former Autodesk Product Line Manager,  Adjunct Professor New York University ITP;  BFA, MBA

Sarah Krasley, FOUNDER + CEO

CEO + Principal, Unreasonable Women,

Former Autodesk Product Line Manager,

Adjunct Professor New York University ITP;

BFA, MBA

 
 
 

SHIMMY UPSKILL

Shimmy Technologies begins pilots of Shimmy Upskill this spring, attempting a new approach to an old problem: how to retrain workers vulnerable to job loss before automation technologies take over?

Since last year, the Shimmy team has investigated this issue by turning the outcome on its head – if artificial intelligence is the great job displacer, could it also be the great skills enabler? 

The Shimmy Upskill core team is comprised of a video game developer, gender policy analyst, technical apparel industry veteran, Bangladesh-based garment factory trainer, and a former Autodesk senior product manager.

The project team is comprised of New York Fashion Tech Lab apparel brand partners, Softwear Automation, Gerber Technologies, Carnegie Mellon, CAD education experts, and NGOs advocating for workers’ safety and wellbeing.

Phase One programming was made possible by funding from the C&A Foundation and the New York Workforce Development Institute. We received in-kind donations of Microsoft Surface equipment and Gerber software.

We'll release findings from our pilots this fall.