Storiebank is a Fashion Technology company that supplies Digital Clothing Collections to the Creative Industries. Digital Clothes are prototypes of garments designed and illustrated in the computer. The Illustrations and Flat Sketches/Flats are accompanied by something called Tech-Pack. Tech-Pack is specified technical documentation and instructions regarding the garments, that tells a manufacturer how the design should be produced in a large or small-scale factory production.
Our main service is to supply our monthly subscription-based Digital Clothing Collections, consisting of 10 silhouettes per month, to the Creative Industry. We provide everything from Fashion Illustrations and Flats, to the Tech-Pack documentation. The Digital Clothing Collections are delivered in a digital E-Catalouge format (See examples on “We Do”).
In addition to the monthly Designs, we also supply a researched theme and an inspirational written story about the chosen design concept. This is part of the core service of our company, as we aim to bridge Fashion and Fashion-Tech with Writing (See “Look Book” for illustrative examples).
We believe that the two worlds will merge through language. When we understand one another, we can merge into one collaborating unit and move forward together.
We also work towards the E-Gaming and Film industry with Private Label projects, and design prototypes for Avatars and Fictional Characters. We hope to find more collaborating industries that need Digital Garments in the future as well. Storiebank is a part of the DeFINE Fashion-Tech Network in Europe, and will be collaborating across borders to provide the best products and services for our customers.
DIGITAL CLOTHING COLLECTIONS
We are delighted to finally launch Storiebank.com, after much planning and preparations. We are happy to offer all new customers an introduction price to try our subscription services. The offer will run until the 31st of December 2020 (Extended date). Those customers who sign-up for a subscription before the 31st of December will get the subscription for the discounted introduction price, in return for track records of the sales statistics per article. The statistics will help us understand your customers better, and improve our work. The subscription service and delivery for our Digital Clothing Collections will commence in January 2021 (Extended date), if you wish to try our services as a private label client beforehand, then please contact us via E-mail. Subscriptions contracted after the 31st of December 2020 will have the new tariff, so make sure you sign up for this Early Bird offer!
At Storiebank our main service is to provide Digital Clothes, but we wanted to illustrate how that can be translated into physical samples as well. So, we made a few samples from our Digital Collections Bank to show in our Look Book section; that we had the pleasure of shooting at Malmö Live Concert Hall. This amazing venue captured the essence of the theme we choose to work with, which was Urban Elegance.
Storiebank is delighted to be a part of the newly established Fashion Tech Network in Europe called DeFINE. The organisation describes themselves as:
“DeFINE is a collaborative project lead by a team of ten European partners from world leading fashion and design institutions, technical and fashion & textile incubators and European specialist networks.
The ten European partners include Boras Ink; CEEI Burgos; Cyprus Research & Innovation Centre; European Apparel and Textile Confederation (Euratom); European Business and Innovation Centre Network (EBN);Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, L’Institut Francais de la Mode (IFM); London College of Fashion – University of Arts London (LCF-UAL); Media Deals and Politecnico di Milano.” <https://define-network.eu/about-define/>
Storiebank will also attend the DeFine Fashion Tech event in Berlin on the 24-25th of June 2019. More info and images from the event will be published on our Social Media accounts.
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO?
”Inclusion is not bringing people into what already exists; it is making a new space, a better space for everyone”
– George Dei
Fashion Tech is evolving, and technology is ready to merge with fashion to transform the industry and the processes within, to create a more sustainable future. However, for many years the Fashion and Design industry has been running business as it always has been done before. As a result, we are now facing huge environmental and societal consequences, that needs new solutions and new ways to approach the problems.
At Storiebank we believe that the way to contributing towards creating a more sustainable future is through Inclusion. It is the keyword that defines our company, and why we do what we do. By changing the people driving, or letting new people get a chance to drive, new routes will appear; that may lead to more sustainable and long-term solutions.
But, if we keep letting the same people drive that has led us to the present situation, we will never change the outcome. We believe that by implementing a mindset for Social Sustainability, and the way we think around it, is the change that needs to happen; in both our corporate cultures and social lives combined.
Social Sustainability is defined in one way as:
”A process for creating sustainable, successful places that promote well being, by understanding what people need from the places they live and work. Social sustainability combines design of the physical realm with design of the social world – infrastructure to support social and cultural life, social amenities, systems for citizen engagement and space for people and places to evolve”-Social-life.co.
The path forward is together, not against each other. Regardless of what industry we are operating in.
Storiebank aims to be the place where we ask our future employees, In what way can you work and do what you do best? And what do you need from us to make this happen?. If you can deliver the best you can from your ability, and share our values on inclusion, we can adjust. We want to be the place that respect eachothers differences and challenges, and work together to move forward. It won’t be fast paced, because change takes time, but we want to allow the transition to take time. Because if we can prove that this is possible and sustainable way to work (both financially and socially), we believe others will follow.
We strive towards inclusion on multiple levels, both internally and externally, and we aim for it to reflect in all that we do. So, if you feel the need for this transition and change, and have a creative skill to bring to the table, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We look forward to hearing from you!