TAKING YOU INTO THE FUTURE
The Crated is a Product Innovation studio focused on developing 2nd generation wearable technology. We Believe that the key to productive wearable tech lies within the realm of fiber science. With this in mind, we focus on performance & responsive materials and soft circuitry.
We believe that recombinant innovation is the key to creating a bright future for wearables, so we emphasize working with existing companies to creative innovative products.
WHAT WE DO
Once dubbed as an "IDEO for wearables" The Crated develops products and innovates at the intersection of design and technology. We often partner with technology or fashion companies to bring products to market in the wearable technology space. Research is a large part of our ethos and we frequently do R&D for academics and corporations alike.
We believe that innovation emerges where fields combine.
"MY CONVERSATION WITH MADDY AND MARI WAS INVALUABLE IN ASSISTING ME TO GAIN INSIGHT INTO CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN WEARABLE TECH AND SMART TEXTILES.'
- BONNIE Richardson, THE FUTURE FOUNDATION
WE VIEW WEARABLES AS MORE THAN BACKLIT SCREENS
"The Crated is investing in the idea that the future of wearables is not miniaturized wrist-worn computers, but rather technology that’s woven straight into the stuff we put on every day by necessity: our clothes..."
- WIRED, April 2015.
INSIGHTS, WORKSHOP & PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT.
WORKSHOP & PROTOTYPING
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT for the BETABRAND THINK TANK
Companies like Littlebits, American Express and Betabrand trust The Crated to provide wearable technology product development, insights and workshops.
We Work With:
COMPANIES WITH AN EXISTING SUPPLY CHAIN AND CUSTOMER BASE
- COMPANIES OR ACADEMICS WHO SEEK INSIGHTS OR R&D
GARMENT AND PRODUCT DESIGN
INSIGHTS AND R&D REGARDING MATERIALS AND WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY
RECOMBINANT INNOVATION RESEARCH