Muchaneta Ten Napel is the founder of Shape Innovate, a venture that critically examines the economic imprint of the fashion industry by publishing comprehensive, data-driven research, white papers, and projections that shed light on the fiscal dynamics of both fast fashion and sustainable fashion practices.
In addition to spearheading Shape Innovate, Muchaneta is the driving force behind the platform FashNerd.com, her own digital platform that explores the latest in fashion tech. Her writing extends beyond her platform as she's contributed to Vogue Business and currently holds a senior contributor role at The Interline.
Sharing her wealth of knowledge, Muchaneta is an Associate Lecturer at London College Fashion, UAL, has lectured at the Conde Nast College of Fashion and UCL, and delivered a workshop at the Zurich University of Arts.
With her broad industry experience, Muchaneta also consults on fashion innovation, and has penned deep dive research papers for companies such as LVMH Atelier.
Muchaneta who was actively been involved with the UN UNFCC and Climate KIC during COP27; now holds the role the Chairperson of the Culture and Creative Industries (CCI) Taskforce for the UN Climate Change Global Innovation Hub.
Further expanding her influence, Muchaneta hosted the Innovation Stage at Global Fashion Summit in Copenhagen and she is a board member of the Fashion Innovation Center, where she contributes her strategic insights to further revolutionise the industry.
Well you can start by asking the right questions. Which standout technology solutions make sense to invest in? How deeply should I invest? and when? These questions will lead businesses down a path to help them identify their next growth opportunity and connect with other game changers inside and outside their industry.
As an economist in the fashion business, Muchaneta researches and publishes deep-dive journal articles that focus on the economic impact of fast and sustainable fashion.
Besides writing for her news site platform FashNerd.com, Muchaneta is a Vogue Business contributor and a senior contributor at The Interline.
As a fashion innovation consultant Muchaneta provides insight and guidance for brands looking to explore the world of fashion technology. She has worked for companies like LVMH Atelier.
I am working with Muchaneta for several years now. She is a highly professional, passionate and engaging fashion tech mind with excellent writing, speaking and presentation skills. Her drive and vision to connect businesses and like-minded people with each other is outstanding. She strives for the fashion business to become a future-oriented space through innovative, technological and sustainable developments and solutions. Muchaneta is a very inspiring and reliable woman with a fine sense for potential future-proof products and perfectly corresponding communication skills.
Over the 8 years that I've known Muchaneta, she has continued to amaze me with her wealth of knowledge, skills and expertise in fashion tech and innovation. She has delivered engaging lectures and workshops on some of my projects, providing key industry insights and real life examples which added a lot of value to the students. She is also a great mentor and is passionate about supporting students in their professional development. She has an amazing network in fashion, tech and sustainability, and I look forward to celebrating many more of her professional milestones here.
Muchaneta has delivered a couple of classes in fashion tech to students and staff across the Fashion Business School, London College of Fashion. She is very knowledgable about innovation across the fashion industry and her sessions are very engaging, peppered with some great industry examples. Furthermore in recent years Muchaneta has acted as a mentor to our MA students competing at the annual World Retail Congress. Thanks to Muchaneta's support, guidance and knowledge, our students won the competition in 2021 and in 2023 came a very close second.
I have been working with Muchaneta for many years. She is professional, engaged, wast knowledge of the fashion industry and a excellent moderator and speaker. Muchaneta is one of the most brilliant minds within the fashion industry.
“I consider Muchaneta’s skills and contribution to Wearable Fashion Technology as very important. I would recommend her highly to any relevant activity regarding Wearable Fashion Technology and more.”
Muchaneta is founder of FashNerd.com, a great platform for the often under-reported intersection of fashion and technology and is a real testament to Muchaneta's passion and knowledge in this area.