Beth Esponnette

Beth Esponnette

Beth Esponnette, a scientist and designer, cofounded fashion-tech startup unspun in order to solve big, sticky problems in the fashion industry. unspun is building an inclusive and sustainable fashion industry through custom-fit, on-demand manufacturing (read: body scan jeans made with 3D weaving robotics), and has been recognized as a Best Invention by TIME Magazine, Best of What’s New winner by Popular Science, and Global Change Award winner by H&M. Before unspun, Beth developed products in the outdoor apparel industry, instructed at a machine shop, helped design robot-human soft good interfaces, and taught product design as an Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon. Throughout her career, she’s been fascinated by nature’s obvious yet overlooked knack for circular manufacturing. She serves as a SBIR proposal reviewer for the US National Science Foundation and received a BS in Fiber Science & Apparel Design from Cornell and an MFA in Design from Stanford.

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    unspun
  • Profession
    Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Product Officer
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