The Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator received a grant from the Department of Commerce for its efforts in sustainable fashion technology.
An endless supply of yarn produced by a colony of bacteria. A blockchain-powered ledger that tells you exactly how your clothes came to be. Beautiful fabric that comes straight out of a 3D printer.
These are just some of the ideas brewing at Pratt Institute‘s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator (BF+DA). Housed in the Pfizer Building — which has also attracted a plethora of food-tech startups such as urban-farming accelerator Square Roots and aquaponics farm VertiCulture — the BF+DA serves as a laboratory of sorts for innovations such as 3D knitting and sustainable fabrics, as well as a space for fashion and design entrepreneurs. This week, the accelerator announced that it has been selected to receive a $486,000 research grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce.Read Complete Article