Recently engadget.com did an article that was published by Chris Burch. There have been many new trends when it comes to technology and fashion. These industries continue to grow together. With time, technology becomes fashionable and fashion becomes technological.
The 80s was a time when individuals were allowed to carry their favorite tunes on their shoulder with the boombox. The boombox was revolutionary, because it had two cassette decks, so a person could have two of their favorite musicians at their finger tips. this was the ultimate fusion of fashion and style. In the 90s the experience changed with the Walkman. This made listening to music more personal, and later on the purchase of iPods made working out fashionable as well.
Technology and fashion continued to marriage in our times. There has been a new fashionable trend in bike protection. Therese Alliston has created an airbag for cyclists. This is an airbag that is worn around the neck and it protects the head from impact when it is opened, this is much more fashionable than a helmet. There are other designs that have been made from recycled material like the inner tubes of bicycles that are used to create T-shirts and jackets. In reality, technology and fashion do work together, even though at times wearing technology can be quite expensive.
Christopher Burch was the editor of the article, and he is also the founder and CEO of Burch Creative Capital. This is a New York based firm. Burch is also the cofounder of Tory Burch LLC. In 2002 he became a billionaire, and he is a very well-known name in the fashion industry. Burch and his brother started Eagle Eye Apparel in 1976, and he opened up a factory to produce sweaters that same year. His company was able to reach $140 million in sales over the next 10 years, and in 1998 his net worth was $60 million.
Burch has invested in other things such as real estate; he has produced films and he also invested in Internet Capital Group. Burch has donated over $1 million to his alma mater Tilton school, and he was on the Board of Trustees for many years as well. Burch is definitely an individual that has achieved amazing things in his life, and he’s done it all in the name of fashion.
From an early age, Betsy sought to find innovative solutions to the problems facing humanity. Even today, despite being the wife of Dick Devos, Betsy remains enthusiastic as she was many years ago. She is currently the chairman of the Windquest group. This is a privately held company that specializes in investments in technology as well as in manufacturing and clean energy. Betsy is also the chairman of an organization called Dick and Betsy family foundation. In an interview, Betsy noted that she is currently optimistic about the state of education in the United States. Betsy was challenged to enter into educational matters as she had children who were schooling at that given moment. Betsy is well known for her role as the leading advocate in the educational choice movement. She is currently the chairman of American Federation for children; she is also the chairman of the Alliance for school choice.
Dick DeVos, on the other hand, is the son of Richard Devos. Dick was born in 1955. Dick Devos is married to Elizabeth (Betsy) and together they have four children, Elissa, Andrea, Rick and Ryan. DeVos’ father was the co-founder of Amway Corporation. He began working for this company in the year 1974 and has held the different position since then. He became the vice president in 1984 being in charge of 18 countries as a way of gaining experience. However, in 1989, he left the firm to follow his dreams, and he founded the Windquest group. In 1991, Devos was appointed by his father to be in charge of Orlando Magic Basketball franchise. In 2006, he unsuccessfully spent $40 million in the quest for the governor seat in the state of Michigan. The seat was won by Jennifer Granholm.
Dick Devos and his family are respected across the United States for their philanthropy and generous giving. Having made a lot of wealth over the years, the Devos family decided to give back to the community. Devos is known as a leader who helps many people in the local community. His greatest philanthropic activity is the foundation of the Educational Freedom. This is an organization that deals with underprivileged children from the state of Michigan. He plays a major role in educating these children by helping raise fees for their studies.