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Friday, June 13 • 11:00am - 11:45am
"Farm to Table" Product Development

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Tanya Menendez

Maker's Row
Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Tanya studied technology and its socioeconomic impacts on rural economies at UCSD. Conducting a number of studies on financial technology advancements in Oaxaca, Mexico, she co-authored “The Economics of Migration”, published by the University of California. Shortly thereafter, Menendez joined the Google Strategy and Integration group advising on internal system operations. In 2011... Read More →

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Matthew Burnett

Maker's Row
Matthew Burnett is a Detroit native whose grandfather inspired his interest in manufacturing, as he was a watchmaker by trade. Matthew received a BFA in industrial design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York in 2007. He began his professional career designing watches for Marc Jacobs, DKNY, and Diesel. After working in the watch industry, he decided to start his own line, Steel Cake, having watches made overseas. Though previously... Read More →
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Mitch Cahn

Mitch Cahn is the president of Unionwear, a manufacturer of hats, backpacks, messenger bags, scrubs, and safety vests in Newark, NJ.  Mitch started Unionwear in 1992 with fifteen sewers and a contract to make ballcaps for Ralph Lauren. 18 years later Unionwear has 120 workers and is the favorite brand of promotional gear for unions and political campaigns nationwide, and is also a principal textile supplier to the... Read More →
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Jeff Sheldon

Jeff Sheldon is the founder and designer of Ugmonk, a brand focused on creating high-quality, well-designed products. What started as a small side project to create simple, typographic tshirts has grown into a full-blown lifestyle brand which he now runs full time. Ugmonk has shipped products to over 60 countries around the world and has been featured on Uncrate, SwissMiss, Computer Arts, and HOW Magazine just to name a few. When he's not... Read More →

Friday June 13, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
Kinfolk Studios 90 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
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  • Venue GPS Longitude -73.957175

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