IF machines is run by Maggie Orth, and does some interesting research and development in fashion and digital technology. They’ve developed some really interesting conductive fabrics.
“International Fashion Machines is a design and research company whose broad mission is to understand and transform the aesthetic and material properties of technology. IFM is dedicated to creating technology, art and design that is physically unexpected, intimate, humorous and beautiful. To accomplish this, IFM merges the practices of design and art-making with experimental, technological and smart material research. IFM’s projects in this area range from one-of-a kind interactive textile artworks to research for the military and design and strategy for the fashion industry.”