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Foundry Launches to Usher in a New Wave of Fashion Technology Innovation

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Foundry Launches to Usher in a New Wave of Fashion Technology Innovation

By October, 2019April 20th, 2022No Comments


We are excited to announce that Foundry powered by International Fashion Academy Paris (IFA Paris) opened its’ doors on September 23rd 2019 at 18 – 24 Quai de la Marne in Paris’ creative 19​th​ district. Join us for a cocktail and canapés on November 14th from 7pm to celebrate the launch.

On a mission to pioneer fashion technology innovation in Paris and beyond, ​the lab is a space for ideas to become a reality which space members and the general public can get an insight of how the future of fashion is going to look. You will be able to experience great pieces of technology from our partners such as by TG3D Studio, IBM and N-Hega. View your own 3D avatar by stepping inside TG3D Studio’s 3D body scanner, which scans you in just three seconds and then creates your own little digital mini-me. There will be a fascinating showcase from IBM about Cognitive Fashion, Artificial Intelligence and more; and inside the makerspace Foundry members can create to their heart’s content using software such as N-Hega’s pattern digitizer.

Foundry is a dynamic fashion technology lab and the first of its kind in Paris. Its 400 square meters comprises of co-working spaces, a tech demo room and an experimental makerspace equipped with cutting edge technical equipment. It will enable member entrepreneurs, startups and students to work alongside each other – creating the opportunity for them to make extraordinary leaps in fashion and innovation.
Foundry is open Monday – Friday 9am to 6pm for the general public and industry to visit; and desk spaces are now available for entrepreneurs and startups inside the lab. For more information visit
Press contact:

Vongai Ruzive – [email protected]

Launch Event:

When: Thursday, November 14th 2019 at 7pm
Location : IFA Paris, 18 – 24 Quai de la Marne, 75019 Paris, France

About IFA Paris:

IFA Paris is a fashion school that offers students around the world a vast range of unique and tailored courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. We give students the choice to study in three of the most globally influential fashion hubs – Paris, Shanghai and now in Istanbul that sets us apart from other fashion schools.
IFA Paris is a rare example of one of the truly international schools in its sector. Our value lies in our exposure to the world and the interaction that allows the 50 nationalities constituting its student and teacher body to share in the projects and daily life taking place within our schools.


Alvanon | | @alvanoninc

Alvanon is a global innovations company that helps apparel brands improve their fit to reflect modern-day consumers. Since 2001, Alvanon has used the latest technology and body shape data to advise the world’s leading apparel brands and retailers on fit and sizing strategies. | | @bodidotme

Bodi.Me is able to provide accurate Size Advice and to create 3D virtual garments and bespoke patterns by using body measurements. Bodi.Me provides an easy to implement scalable platform for fashion brands and clothing providers to integrate into their customer relationship management (CRM) or e-commerce platforms. 
IBM | | @ibm

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Lectra | | @lectraofficial

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N-hega | | @nhegatechnology

N-hega​ is a technology company based in New York City with clients and partners worldwide. They were founded by award winning experts in Artificial Intelligence and specialize in Automatic Pattern Digitizers with scanners and cameras for CAD/CAM systems.
TBFI | |

The Bridge Fashion Incubator (TBFI), an initiative by the Textile and Fashion Federation (Singapore), is South-East Asia’s first Fashion and Fashion-Tech Incubator that bridges the gap between Fashion, Technology and Sustainability. The 30-week incubator programme identifies and grooms early stage Fashion brands and related Technology startups to refine and validate their products, services or solutions, and commercialisation strategies.
TG3D Studio | | @tg3dstudio

TG3D Studio is a 3D Fashion Technology solution provider on a mission to help the fashion industry’s transformation through digital technology. TG3D Studio Fashion Technology will benefit manufacturers, retailers and customers by facilitating more flexible and on-demand manufacturing.
Supporting Partner:
Neue | |

Neue is a fashion technology company enabling digital fashion. Neue offers the fashion industry a one-service-platform, Playground, for digital and connected fashion- end-to-end, from idea to prototype, production to high volumes. Hardware, smart fabrics, developer software and end user apps, all in one place.