Things are Heating Up

Amber Jae Slooten, Syky, and Snitch

Greetings from Prague! And thanks for the patience while I'm getting settled overseas. We're back with our regularly scheduled programming, recapping the top stories from the last two weeks of digital fashion. 

Here's a crazy stat to kick things off: The digital clothing market is set to reach $4.8 billion (!!!)  by 2031. 

👗Meet Amber Jae Slooten

Amber Jae Slooten is widely known as the digital fashion pioneer behind selling the first-ever digital dress for $9500. The designer turned Fabricant co-founder sat down with Gulf News for an exclusive interview. 

The discussion spans a wide range of topics her founding story to her thoughts on digital self-expression and sustainability. Here's my favorite quote:

With the stuff we’re not wearing - if we don't make any more physical clothing for the coming 50 years, we can still dress in all the clothing on this planet. I think what we have to come to terms with is the fact that this just no longer works – there’s nothing that can bring an answer to still wanting to express ourselves, still wanting to show our identity, but not having it have the impact on the planet that it has now.

Amber Jae Slooten

💰Syky Raises $9.5 Million from Alexis Ohanion's Seven Seven Six

Led by Alice Delahunt, the former Chief Digital & Content Officer at Ralph Lauren and Digital & Social Marketing Director at Burberry, Syky is a digital fashion platform that allows creators to curate, generate, share and trade their fashion collections.

Its first NFT collection, Keystone, serves as an access pass to the company’s membership space and other fashion events. Keystone holders will also receive fashion and technology reports. Most details about the company are still unclear. 

📿Want to Wear Your NFTs?

Now you can. NFT accessory company, Snitch, is releasing its first product, a necklace that lets you show offer your favorite digital asset. Compatible with Ethereum and Tezos blockchains, and ten different wallets, all NFTs can be picked and editing using Snitch's Web app.  

Super niche, but cool idea for sure. 

👾 Pixels and Threads: 

That's it for this week. As always, if you liked this issue, I'd love it if you passed it along to a friend. It's been amazing getting to chat with a handful of you, and I wanna keep that going, so don't hesitate to reply to this email and let me know your feedback. 

I'll see you next Tuesday,