who we are

designing the future


ThunderLily is a group of artist engineers, founded in 2009 by designer Clare Tattersall who wanted to prove that high tech and high fashion fit in the same dress.

We built a virtual fashion hub with a design software, mass customization options and single sketch-to-market process all in the virtual space.

In 2012 we were named one of Columbia University Tech Ventures' portfolio startups and continue to consult with artists and entrepreneurs to bring technology to their design process while running workshops for young designers to explore engineering and technology through learning fashion design and wearable tech.

passing it on

ThunderLily is not just about innovation, we are passionate about access to information and education. To keep information flowing, we have created a curriculum for young designers and donated our time to creating free garment district listings which provide access to the wealth of producers and suppliers in New York's garment district and beyond. 

Contributing to the next generation of designers

We believe that the only certainty for the future is change itself. With our curriculum for elementary, middle and high-schoolers our goal is to push the boundaries of creativity. Our future creators will learn the critical thinking, collaboration & communication skills they need to apply to design and technology to influence the future of the fashion industry.

We teach the actual techniques that are needed to be fashion designers and then inspire our students to use their creativity to solve real world dilemmas. From the geometry of design or the chemistry of dying fabrics to programming and sewing micro-controllers, sensors and NeoPixels into clothes – fashion design can be a wondrous world of exploring and creating.