Season 3, Episode 1 – Carly Mick: Kestrel Materials, Soft Goods & Textiles Manufacturing

Plus Gerard Rubio on Kniterate, the desktop CNC knitting machine

Welcome to Season 3 of The Edge podcast. In this first episode, Bre and Zach dive into the world of soft goods and textiles manufacturing with expert Carly Mick. Carly is the senior manufacturing manager for Kestrel Materials, a startup born out of Otherlab in San Francisco. Kestrel is focused on making adaptable and delightfully different textiles that change thickness in response to changes in temperature.





Carly is a textile professional with more than 18 years of experience in all aspects of product development and innovation. She has in-depth knowledge of materials, construction processes, sourcing, costing, and consumer behavior. Carly is currently the senior manufacturing manager for Kestrel Materials, where she builds systems that build soft goods.