Fashion + Tech = Amanda Curtis' world. She grew up in the fashion industry & graduated from Boston University & Parsons School of Design. As a fashion designer she went from New York Fashion week designing for Richie Rich, DVF, & A-list celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres to bringing a solo designed collection all the way to London Fashion Week in her first season. From the trenches she experienced a major lack of technology in the design & production process (hello sticky notes, hand drawing, & fax machines!) which resulted in an archaically slow timeline to get product to market. The fashion business model desperately needed a redesign & a tech upgrade so she decided to learn from tech startups about what they were doing right.
Eight years ago she entered into the tech startup world in a retail biz dev & marketing role & learned first hand the efficiency & potential of the space. N.A.bld + Nineteenth Amendment is the result of the collision of her two worlds; a platform & business model that gives brands of all sizes a way to design & sell smarter using data while sustainably manufacturing on-demand, without minimums through technology in a transparent, financially responsible, & ethical way. Her mission, starting in fashion, is to make the way products come to market, are made, & are sold, better for everyone: from designers & shoppers, to manufacturers & retailers.
She is Forbes’ 30 Under 30 2016 for Retail & E-commerce, Apparel Magazine's 30 Under 30 2016, NRF's Person Shaping Retail's Future 2018, a mentor at TechStars, a mentor with AOL's Built by Girls & she's just getting started.