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techstyle simplified.

 
 

digital customization. automated manufacturing.

welcome to the future of apparel.

 

reinventing apparel with additive manufacturing

 

unspun is a venture-backed robotics and apparel company, building custom jeans for each consumer, on demand. Our mission is to reduce global carbon emissions by at least 1% through automated, localized, and intentional manufacturing. We’re a fast-moving company powered by technology, the National Science Foundation, SOSV, and the H&M Foundation.

 

 

We also happen to make the best fitting jeans on the planet.

 

 
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we don't believe in inventory.

 

our team


  walden lam | chief hustler, co-founder   fried rice connoisseur, scrappy fashionary, crossfit padawan, quiet rebel  He has operating, investment and strategy experience in e-commerce, retail & fashion with lululemon, IDEO, GGV Capital, Goldman Sachs and OC&C Strategy Consultants. He has an MBA from Stanford and is originally from Hong Kong.

walden lam | chief hustler, co-founder

fried rice connoisseur, scrappy fashionary, crossfit padawan, quiet rebel

He has operating, investment and strategy experience in e-commerce, retail & fashion with lululemon, IDEO, GGV Capital, Goldman Sachs and OC&C Strategy Consultants. He has an MBA from Stanford and is originally from Hong Kong.

  beth esponnette | chief visionary, co-founder   gerbil and alpaca enthusiast, ultra-marathoner, and manufacturing nerd  She has spent time at Mountain Hardwear, Pearl Izumi, TechShop & Ekso Bionics, and was most recently an Assistant Professor of Product Design at the University of Oregon. She has an MFA in Design from Stanford and a BS in Fiber Science and Apparel Design from Cornell.

beth esponnette | chief visionary, co-founder

gerbil and alpaca enthusiast, ultra-marathoner, and manufacturing nerd

She has spent time at Mountain Hardwear, Pearl Izumi, TechShop & Ekso Bionics, and was most recently an Assistant Professor of Product Design at the University of Oregon. She has an MFA in Design from Stanford and a BS in Fiber Science and Apparel Design from Cornell.

  kevin martin | chief hacker, co-founder   sleep avoider, design engineer, lover of all things caffeine  He began his first startup in college specializing in robotic camera motion, and later worked on high-precision R&D with Medtronic, Lockheed Martin, and NASA. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado.

kevin martin | chief hacker, co-founder

sleep avoider, design engineer, lover of all things caffeine

He began his first startup in college specializing in robotic camera motion, and later worked on high-precision R&D with Medtronic, Lockheed Martin, and NASA. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado.

  brian gormley | builder   3d printer wizard, purveyor of things, living organizer  He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado and worked with unspun through Design Center Colorado during his undergrad. He's deep-rooted in determination: you won’t find him leaving any rock unturned.

brian gormley | builder

3d printer wizard, purveyor of things, living organizer

He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado and worked with unspun through Design Center Colorado during his undergrad. He's deep-rooted in determination: you won’t find him leaving any rock unturned.

  stephen thoma | software architect   marmot chaser, affordance aficionado, lord of the code  He started building Pokémon websites in 3rd grade. At 15 he ran a gaming service with 10k+ MAU. He studied Computer Science at University of Colorado with an emphasis on human computer interaction, and he's always in search of knowledge.

stephen thoma | software architect

marmot chaser, affordance aficionado, lord of the code

He started building Pokémon websites in 3rd grade. At 15 he ran a gaming service with 10k+ MAU. He studied Computer Science at University of Colorado with an emphasis on human computer interaction, and he's always in search of knowledge.

  josh lopez-binder | software developer   plant lover, shape studier, capoeira disciple  He has played around with 3d modeling since he was a wee lad, and got hooked on programming in college. He studied both Mechanical Engineering and Art at Carnegie Mellon University, and most recently worked at Autodesk's Pier9.

josh lopez-binder | software developer

plant lover, shape studier, capoeira disciple

He has played around with 3d modeling since he was a wee lad, and got hooked on programming in college. He studied both Mechanical Engineering and Art at Carnegie Mellon University, and most recently worked at Autodesk's Pier9.

  tania cheung | product manager   avid muay thai fighter, yogi, art and nature lover  Graduated with a Fashion Design and Technology BA(Hons) degree at London College of Fashion. A former ballet dancer who loves all creative things. She founded a sportswear label, Miss Runner, that focuses on co-creating storytelling print designs with hidden artists around the globe. She spends all downtime sparring in ring or round-house kicking on punch bags.

tania cheung | product manager

avid muay thai fighter, yogi, art and nature lover

Graduated with a Fashion Design and Technology BA(Hons) degree at London College of Fashion. A former ballet dancer who loves all creative things. She founded a sportswear label, Miss Runner, that focuses on co-creating storytelling print designs with hidden artists around the globe. She spends all downtime sparring in ring or round-house kicking on punch bags.

 

mentors


 
  david kelley | designer, thinker   founder of IDEO and Stanford's d.school  He is Stanford’s Donald W. Whittier Professor in Mechanical Engineering and has been teaching classes within the School of Engineering for more than 35 years. His most enduring contributions are in human-centered design methodology and design thinking.

david kelley | designer, thinker

founder of IDEO and Stanford's d.school

He is Stanford’s Donald W. Whittier Professor in Mechanical Engineering and has been teaching classes within the School of Engineering for more than 35 years. His most enduring contributions are in human-centered design methodology and design thinking.

  bill burnett | designer, educator   author of Designing Your Life  He has been a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University since 1984. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Design Program where he manages the undergraduate and graduate degree-granting programs and advises 70 - 100 students annually.   

bill burnett | designer, educator

author of Designing Your Life

He has been a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University since 1984. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Design Program where he manages the undergraduate and graduate degree-granting programs and advises 70 - 100 students annually.

 

 

visit

hong kong

Core Building 1, 1 Science Park East Ave
Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong

san francisco

479 Jessie Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

 
 
 

join our team

 

We’re a team of designers and engineers, industry-veterans and serial entrepreneurs, artists and developers. We’re ultra marathoners and climbers, capoeiristas and crossfitters, snowboarders and boxers. Originally spun out of Stanford and the University of Colorado, we now call downtown San Francisco home, with strong ties to Hong Kong. We are looking for teammates who share our desire to work on ambitious problems and leave the world better than we found it.

 


 

stay in touch. 

drop us a note here, or email missioncontrol@unspuntech.com


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