Billie Whitehouse

Billie Whitehouse

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Wearable Experiments

Billie Whitehouse is the designer and creator of FUNDAWEAR. Fundawear was the catalyst to Billie founding the company WE:EX [Wearable Experiments]. As director and designer Billie is invigorating the fashion industry and transforming it into a business focused on improving the quality of our lives. Billie was brought up in the design industry, working from the early age of 16 at Australia’s leading tertiary design school, Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia. Billie has been recognised for her work on FUNDAWEAR, with the campaign receiving a Silver Lion at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Billie is an aesthetic specialist with a naturally inquisitive nature towards technology and innovation. As a garment engineer she strongly believes people should not have to look like the technology that they have grown to love and depend on. Billie’s designs are sharp, experimental, naturally confident and subtly feminine in appearance integrating the latest technology. Design principals of colour, line, shape, proportion, tone, silhouette and texture are being brought to the wearable technology industry by Billie Whitehouse.

Business Insider recently name Billie as one of the 30 most important women under 30 in tech. The other highlight for Billie in 2014 was winning the Best Fan Engagement Award for the work on the Alert Shirt with FOX SPORTS. The ‘Alert Shirt’ is a fan jersey that uses wearable technology to enable fans to feel what the players feel live as it happens during the game. Billie believes that she can give intelligence and purpose to what humans wear. Wearable Experiments released the New York Navigate before the PSFK audience in April 2014, a GPS jacket that nudges the wearer to direct them left or right. This city-specific jacket gives the wearer the ability to walk around a city unimpeded by a map or app. Billie has recently been presenting at conferences globally including SXSW (Austin), mLab (Sydney), Apps World (London), Wearable Technology Conference (San Francisco), Retailer Of The Year Awards (The Netherlands) & Flow (Paris).

Breakout Session I: “Can wearable tech drive behavioral change for a sustainable lifestyle?”

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