Currently working on:
- X Swimwear: Mass customized women’s bathing suits
- Retouchers Accord: Leading an effort to create a hippocratic oath of ethics for photo retouchers, editors, and advertisers.
- Unreasonable Women: Helping companies develop products, services, and policies that empower women.
- A lot of writing for Develop 3D, Racked, private clients, and others.
Sarah Krasley is a technologist and creative business strategist who focuses on new methods in manufacturing including big data/internet of things, mass customization/personalization, smart factories, and digital product design and production platforms. She has worked in this point of convergence of business, design, and manufacturing for a decade and has had a special focus on sustainability in manufacturing since 2004.
In 2015, Ms. Krasley launched Unreasonable Women, LLC, a consultancy focused on product, service, and inclusive workplace policy design centered on women’s needs. Prior to this, Sarah was responsible for developing technology tools for engineers to create more sustainable designs while they are designing products and laying out factories as Senior Sustainable Manufacturing Lead at Autodesk.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Krasley served as communications director at the Center for Resource Solutions, a think-tank focused on renewable energy and carbon mitigation policies and market mechanisms. In that role, Ms. Krasley helped companies across industries make evocative and accurate claims about their renewable energy use. Among the industries she assisted are companies big and small in consumer products, clean technology, electric utility, retail, apparel, and music.
A recognized thought leader, Sarah’s work has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Fast Company, Refinery 29, Metropolis, the Wall Street Journal, BBC, KQED, San Francisco Chronicle, the UK Telegraph, Newsweek, MSNBC News, SPIN,Wired, and Scientific American. Sarah holds a BFA from Pratt Institute and an MBA from the University of San Francisco where she was a McGowan Scholar. She is currently pursuing an associates degree in technical apparel design from the Fashion Institute of Technology and is an adjunct professor at NYU ITP. Her recent class blog is here.
Outside work, she is passionate about making things, doing tai chi, eating and cooking good food, traveling, and laughing with gusto. She happily lives and works in New York City.