International Women’s Day 2018, Are you Ready?

March 8, 2018 is International Women’s Day.  International Women’s Day is not country, group or organization specific. The day belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. So together, let’s all be tenacious in accelerating gender parity. This year’s theme is  #PressForProgress and Dresscode is excited to be part of the day.  Throughout the day and month Dresscode will be participating in a number of events to celebrate.

Dresscode International Women’s Day Events:

Screen Shot 2018-02-25 at 11.44.24 AM.pngJoin Dresscode at 1871 Chicago from 10:30 am – 2:00 pm for the for 1871’s International Women’s Day Maker Fair.  Stop by and see our products, learn more about Dresscode, meet our team and other great Chicago female founders and makers.  From art to home goods to jewelry and more, you’re bound to find something you’ll love. Food will also be available from a number woman-owned food vendors from Chicago as part of 1871’s ChiBuys program.

There are a number of other great events going on at 1871 Chicago all day to celebrate the day, everything is Free!

Click here to register


After work network with SheSays Chicago at Leo Burnett.  Dresscode’s founder Kayte Malik will be speaking on a panel with other great Chicago female leaders at an event hosted by SheSays Chicago.

Click here to register

wwcAll month long (March 2018) Dresscode has partnered with Women Who Code Dallas/Fort Worth. $5.00 from every Dresscode order will be donated to Women Who Code Dallas/Fort Worth when using promo code WWCodeDFW.  The code also gives you FREE shipping on all orders.  Visit the Dresscode coding bracelet shop now and learn to code with fashion.

Other ways to get involved with international women’s day 2018:

Visit the International Women’s Day Website

Sign the #PressforProgress pledge

Interact with #PressforProgress Selfie Cards

About IWD

IWD is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women’s Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first​ ​March 8​ ​IWD gathering supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland.   IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific.​ Make IWD your day – everyday!

#IWD2018 #PressforProgress

About 1871

1871 is a non-profit digital startup incubator located in Chicago, Illinois that was recently named #1 in the World in Global Study of Business Incubators by UBI Global . The organization was founded in 2012 and is the flagship project of The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC), a non-profit organization that supports entrepreneurs on their path to building high-growth, sustainable businesses. It hosts over 400 early-stage companies as well as nationally recognized accelerators, industry-specific incubators, and tech talent schools.

About SheSays

SheSays is a global, award-winning organization that wants to help women succeed. SheSays runs a free mentorship program and events for women (and men!) in creative and marketing fields. The Chicago chapter is led by Jen Lemerand and Beckie O’Connor, along with team leads Brittany Campbell, Kimberly Campbell, Justine Figueroa, Julie Goldsberry, Anna Olsztynska, Lidia Racoma, Jeannine Ringland Zwirn and Jackie White.

About Women Who Code – Dallas/Fort Worth

Women Who Code is a non profit with a set of programs for engineers focused on building careers we want.

Local Networks around the world host technical, career, educational, and networking events, and free tickets and scholarship opportunities are made available to members through the weekly CODE Review Newsletter, which also features professional success stories from women in the industry.

Lets celebrate together!!!



Special Announcement

Dresscode is happy to announce a very special partnership with Wonder Women TechDresscode has created an “I am Equal” coding bracelet.Screen Shot 2017-12-03 at 12.26.00 PM.png

$5 from each bracelet sold will be donated to Wonder Women Tech. This is an exclusive bracelet that will be duel branded with both the Dresscode logo and the Wonder Women Tech logo.

This is a pre-sale item and can be picked up at the Wonder Women Tech Global Summit in Washington DC on January 26, 2018. If you are not attending the summit bracelets will ship after January 26, 2018

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About Wonder Women Tech


Wonder Women Tech’s mission is to highlight, celebrate and educate women and the underrepresented in STEAM industries. We create conferences, events and workshops where we bring together changemakers, pioneers, innovators, and high-level speakers and attendees to explore ideas, discussions, and solutions for women and the underrepresented to succeed and thrive.

How to Style Your Dresscode Bracelet

Screen Shot 2017-11-21 at 1.04.33 PMThere are many ways to style a Dresscode coding bracelet.  For starters you could wear one by itself, as pictured to the right or you could stack them to show the world what you have accomplished by using Dresscode. When you stack them choose one color tone or mix and match the warm copper, classic bronze and silver-tone aluminum bracelets.

We love the way our Dresscoders choose to style their Dresscode and asked some of our favorite Dresscoders to share how they styles their Dresscode:

“I love bling and shine, and I love it even more when it’s meaningful. Since I’m learning to code through the Dresscode lessons, I like pairing my Dresscode “I am Brave” bracelet with other charm bracelets. I think they compliment each other in a way that is fashionable, yet meaningful. I am maintaining my unique sense of style while taking my career in a new direction. Set the two next to my Apple Watch (all things tech in this girl’s world) and add in a few pearly bracelets to complete the look” – Danielle Karaplis of Cleveland, OH

Pictured below is Danielle’s look


“I pair my Dresscode bracelets with my Apple Watch to make a statement. I like when people ask me what the bracelets are so I can tell them they stand for: I am Brave. I am Smart. I am Bold. Then I tell them there’s a secret behind them *I get to learn how to code with them* This is where the oohs and aahs come in. With the help of Dresscode I have been learning about HTML, CSS, and Java. Those are all things I need to know to better my blog. Dress Code the best way to put fashion with technology.” Kristen Jauregui, A Brunette and Her Blog of Orlando, FL

Pictured below is Kristen’s look


Here is how you can stack multi toned Dresscode coding bracelets.

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For more ways to style your Dresscode visit our Instagram feed.

What is FashionTech?

Lets start first with what it is not…

It is not Retailtech. When you think retailtech think eCommerce, RFIDs, beacons, data analytic platforms or what Amazon is doing with the cashless stores as examples. Retailtech is anything that helps to facilitate a retail transaction where money is exchanged for goods and services.

It is important to make the delineation between retail technology and fashion technology.

So what it is?

Fashion technology or Fashiontech is the integration of technology into clothing and fashion. Under Armor was a trailblazer in the space when they first launched their products in the mid 1990s. Think about all the different technologies that are now in our clothing.

There is also the digital side like wearables or even Dresscode where there is an online, offline experience that is linked with accessories.

You can also look at the manufacturing side of it as well and think about the emerging technology like 3D printing and additive manufacturing that are being use to create the beautiful fashion in the world. There are robots today that make our clothes and even robots built in to clothing. As technology improves there will be a lot of awesome innovation in the fashiontech space.

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Fashion created with additive manufacturing

What is HTML?

HTML is the programing language that helps powers the world wide web. It is easy to learn and it gives you a good foundation to learn what coding is all about.

Lets start with what HTML stands for:

  • H: Hyper
  • T: Text
  • M: Mark-Up Language
  • L: Language

Or Hypertext Mark-Up Language

It is the basic markup language for creating a web page and web applications. A web browsers receives HTML documents from a web server or from local storage and renders them into multimedia web pages.

To learn basic HTML, check out our HTML lesson. All you have to do is get a Dresscode coding bracelet and you will be ready to go.

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How to Excite Girls about STEM, Computer Science and Coding

First off STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and more than 50% of high school girls survey in a recent Google study thought technology and computers to be boring, nerdy and not in their future with out much rational why.

So how do you change that and excite girls about STEM, Computer Science and Coding?

Here are some ideas that the Dresscode team has come up with:

  1. Expose them to it!
    • This is probably the most important thing anyone can to get girls excited about STEM, Computer Science and Coding.
    • Let them know that it is not nerdy or boring that it is actually exciting and you can create and innovate new things with technology.
      • Here is just a short list of what they can create by learning how to code or studying engineering:
        • Phone apps — Like Instagram and SnapChat
        • Wearables like a Fitbit
  2. Talk about it
    • Ask your teen or tween what they think about Technology, Computers and Math?
      • Try to mitigate any preconceived biases they may have by changing the dialog and letting them know that it is not just for boys and that there are plenty of women that are super successful in STEM which leads to #3.
  3. Find STEM Female Role Models and tell girls about them
    • Karlie Kloss: A super model that has a non-profit, Koding with Klossy that’s  mission is to teach girls how to code
    • Ellen Stofan: Chief Scientist at NASA
  4. Get girls interacting with technology. One-way to do that is with Dresscode. Our product_gold1lessons are a fun way to start to learn about computer science and coding. – Not to plug our own products but we are offering a unique product that is designed to excite and educate women and girls about STEM and give them the skill to be curious about technology.
  5. Give them the space to be curious.
  6. Let them know it is ok to fail when they are learning new things.
    • It may be hard to learn but do not give up because there will be so many opportunities to be successful if they do learn.

Feel free in the comments to add other tips to get girls excited about STEM

So What is Dresscode?

Dresscode believes that there is beauty in innovation, the company merges fashion and technology to educate and excite women and girls about computer science, coding and STEM. Our unique product ecosystem has beautiful, sophistically designed accessories with computer science code on them. The user then takes the code on the bracelet to the Dresscode website ( enters in what is on the bracelet to unlock lessons on how to code which gives the users skills to create their own website. The goal is to create beautiful technology though fashion.

With our coding bracelets the Dresscoders (our users) can unlock lessons on how to code in different programing languages. Our lessons are designed to be female focused and our Dresscoders range in ages from 11 to 60+.

Dresscode recently introduced the “I am Series” which is the first of our lessons. It is designed to inspire curiosity. The “I am series” has Screen Shot 2017-10-17 at 9.20.30 AMthree lessons when finished the Dresscoder should have a basic working knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript. The coding bracelets say I am Brave, I am Bold, I am Smart and our limited edition I am Kind in binary code. There is a binary translator built into the site, a Dresscoder is able to type in the 1s and 0s to find out what it says.

Once you are logged in to the site you are able to unlock your lessons. Click Here for a short video on what happens once a lesson is unlocked.

To get started with Dresscode visiting our website,

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