SFDW 2012: Apple Talk Series w/ Brad Carrick of Solz Shoes
BRAD CARRICK is the owner and founder of SOLZ, Inc., and the business developer for SFFAMA. SOLZ is a San Francisco brand founded in 2011 to provide uniquely fashionable products that actually enhance the enjoyment of an active, leisurely lifestyle. They call this “functional fashion.” SOLZshoes were launched at the beginning of the year and are the ultra-lightweight, flexible casual shoes that are quickly becoming an essential element of any active lifestyle wardrobe. Now, SOLZ is proud to unveil their newest functional fashion product, “SOLZbag”, a solar-powered backpack that functions as a personal portable power station perfect for charging iPhones, iPads and almost any other small electronics. Brad will speak about how they designed, raised the money for, promoted and are now launching SOLZbag using Apple products.
Brad graduated from Colgate University with B.A. in International Relations, Economics and Asian Studies. He also holds a JD from Harvard Law School and an MBA from IE Business School in Spain. Having lived on four different continents, his inability to sit still made SOLZ a necessity – and now a reality.
Apple Talk Series is a program of guest lecturers curated by Owen Geronimo, Founder of San Francisco Fashion and Merchants Alliance, Inc. & Fashion+TechSF and sponsored by Apple San Francisco. The program features art, design, fashion and tech industry professionals who use Apple products in a professional capacity or as part of their daily business operations. Apple Talk Series runs each year in conjunction with San Francisco Fashion Week and San Francisco Design Week.