Brooke Roberts-Islam is the Director of the Brooke Roberts Innovation Agency (BRIA) who create smart and sustainable materials utilising textile design, biology, chemistry and 3D digital design for brands in fashion and product design. She is also the Founder of Techstyler, a publishing platform uncovering the newest innovations in sustainability and fashion-tech through journalism and events. Techstyler also develops strategy and content to help fashion brands communicate their sustainability and innovation message.
Brooke has a background in digital knitwear design and over a decade of experience as a diagnostic radiographer within the NHS. She is passionate about combining science, technology and fashion in her own work and has also achieved this through collaborations with the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle, amongst others, and is regularly invited to speak about the latest in fashion tech at events, including the Wired Next Generation conference and the launch of London Technology Week in 2016.
In addition to her design and materials development work, Brooke is the sustainability and fashion tech editor of Chaos 69 Magazine, as well as being a contributor for the Forbes, lending opinion and sharing interviews from the crossroads of fashion-technology and sustainability. Brooke curates and moderates monthly panel discussions with pioneers from the fashion tech and sustainability sectors in London, releasing podcasts and articles to a global audience.
In 2013, Brooke was voted onto The Hospital Club’s 100 list of the most influential and innovative creatives in the UK, as well as being voted onto KPMG’s Shift 100 list for retail technology entrepreneurs in 2017.
Brooke works as a consultant on strategy and innovation for brands, non-profits and agencies in the UK, Europe and Asia.