Successful innovation follows a systematic process of identifying user needs, generating ideas, testing, research, and iteration. At Fabdesigns, Inc., you will be inspired by possibilities, rethink creativity, and see your users' wants in a new light, as your first step in creating your own unique systematic innovation process that will be both a toolbox for stimulating creativity internally at your company, a platform for building cutting edge new manufacturing processes with your vendors, but also a multi-level methodology for defining and solving problems, using integrated textile technology with inherently nearly zero waste.
Bruce is a certified knitting engineer, and former instructor for North America.
Over 30 years, she’s built a solid reputation for building 'fiber upward' textile materials focus, infrastructure, supply chains, and cutting edge product development processes for first to market launch success stories in several markets from mass customized designer knitted apparel, to extreme environment aftermarket automotive applications for Shell Oil and Kraco, refined home goods, and medical for Ossur, footwear, sporting goods, and has several patents and patents pending. She is an industry writer and contributor (Knitting Trade Journal, Knitting Industry, Textile World, Advanced Textiles Source, Specialty Fabrics Review, Textile innovations), an International Consultant and Conference Speaker on innovation and textile technology (IFAI, Techtextile, ANPIC, CITME, TTI Vanguard), and has developed customized in-house technical innovation workshops for many fortune 500 brands around the world. She is also a mentor in the Make it In LA program in Los Angeles and has been written about in Forbes, Voyage LA, IFAI, and others. Currently, she is working on photovoltaic, conductive, and smart fabrications.
Connie Huffa, a textile engineer and principal of Fabdesigns, Inc., is an alumna from The Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, where she was also an adjunct professor of textiles in the master’s program.