Anywear is a female-founded AI tech company working to reduce the negative environmental impact created by the fashion industry, while also reframing the idea of body image. With these goals in mind, Anywear is changing the retail industry by eliminating textile waste, solving issues with sizing, and empowering customers and emerging designers by giving them a selling platform. On anyweardesign.com, you can design your own clothes, or shop a gallery of pieces from fresh designers — and any item you buy will be custom made (from upcycled fabrics whenever possible) using AI technology to fit you precisely. With co-founders based in both Tel Aviv and New York City, the company is approaching issues confronting the fashion industry from a global perspective. Originally set to launch in the U.S. this summer, Anywear is thrilled to begin producing face coverings and headbands from upcycled fabrics to give back to front line workers across America during these unprecedented times.
About the Cofounders:
Emily Shippee is a New York City-based journalist and managing editor at Condé Nast. A model in her teens, Emily experienced the impact the current sizing system can have on body image, and the exclusivity of the fashion world. As a founding member of Anywear, Emily hopes to give everyone — of all shapes and sizes — the opportunity to design the clothes they want to wear, while also redefining industry standards.
Emily is the proud daughter of frontline workers, which inspired her to write Allure’s Faces of America portfolio of medical workers fighting COVID-19 across the United States. During her reporting, she was struck by the ways healthcare workers are suffering from physical pain caused by wearing uncomfortable masks during long shifts. After a Zoom session with frontline workers to seek their input, it was determined that a headband with buttons on which masks could be affixed (as well as mask extenders and medical caps with buttons) could help provide relief. Having formerly worked at Allure, a brand that prioritizes self-care, Emily saw the opportunity for a partnership — and thus Banding Together was born.
Adi-Lee Cohen was born and raised in Israel. She earned her BA in Culture, Research and Auditing, and her MA in Design and Entrepreneurship. While serving in the Israeli Army, she instituted a knowledge management system for every Gaza division. Prior to founding Anywear, she owned a product and design company. After studying the impact retail has taken on the environment, Adi-Lee hopes to use her skills for change in the fashion industry with Anywear. She is the proud mother of a four-year-old son.