who we are
designing the future
ThunderLily is a virtual fashion hub – we create cutting edge software and provide innovative designers with a clear track from sketch to market. ThunderLily was launched in 2009 by fashion insider and brand curator, Clare Tattersall. With her passion for fashion and an inside knowledge of NYC's garment district, she created ThunderLily to provide a virtual space for designers to source, exchange ideas, blog, find production and of course explore the exciting world of fashion tech and 3d.
Forming a partnership with Columbia University Techventures in 2012 and being named one of their portfolio startups, has allowed ThunderLily a rare opportunity to work with people at the forefront of 3d in fashion.
passing it on
ThunderLily is not just about innovation, we are passionate about access to information and education. To keep information flowing, we have created a curriculum for young designers and donated our time to creating free garment district listings which provide access to the wealth of producers and suppliers in New York's garment district and beyond.
Contributing to the next generation of designers
We believe that the only certainty for the future is change itself. With our curriculum for elementary, middle and high-schoolers our goal is to push the boundaries of creativity. Our future creators will learn the critical thinking, collaboration & communication skills they need to apply to design and technology to influence the future of the fashion industry.
We teach the actual techniques that are needed to be fashion designers and then inspire our students to use their creativity to solve real world dilemmas. From the geometry of design or the chemistry of dying fabrics to programming and sewing micro-controllers, sensors and NeoPixels into clothes – fashion design can be a wondrous world of exploring and creating.