Kristine Upesleja has spoken at over 30 events across the world on all things innovative materials and sustainable fashion. If you would like to request her for your next event, please visit the contact page. She is fluent in English, German, and Latvian.


  • Sustainable Fashion
  • Circular Economy
  • Slow Fashion vs. Fast Fashion
  • Up-cycling, Recycling
  • Biocouture, Biofashion and Biosynthetics
  • Smart Materials
  • Impacts of Wearable Technology and Smart Fabrics
  • Textiles and Materials Sourcing
  • Trends in Fashion
  • Costume and Stage Design
  • 3D Printing in Fashion and the Footwear Industry


  • Engineering Fashion, Ueda College of Fashion, Osaka, Japan (June 6-9)
  • 9th Annual Innovative Materials Conference at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles (October 22-27)



  • The World of Fibers with GUESS, Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, California (March 12)

  • Sourcing Sessions at MAGIC, Las Vegas, Nevada (February 12-14)


  • Engineering Fashion, Santa Monica City College, California (December 8)

  • Engineering Fashion – Inventions, California State University Long Beach, California (November 9)

  • Trends and Concepts for a New Material World, Taipei Innovative Textile Application Show,  Taipei, Taiwan (October 16-18)

  • Evaluator of Swiss Textile Collection, Zurich, Switzerland (September 17)

  • Future Textiles: How to Use Tomorrow’s Materials Today, with Make it in LA and LACI, Los Angeles, California (May 31)

  • Trends and Concepts for Fashion Design, Sustainability Workshop for GUESS, Los Angeles, California (February 1)

  • Innovations in Textiles, EcoSessions, Soho House West Hollywood, California (January 12)


  • Lecture Series: Engineering Fashion, Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles, California (December 4)

  • Circular Economy, EcoSessions, Montreal, Canada (October 19)

  • Engineering Fashion, Wear It Smart Conference, Montreal, Canada (October 19-20)

  • Lecture: Engineering Fashion, Pasadena Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California (October 17)

Pre 2015

  • Smart Fabrics and Wearable Technology, Engineering Fashion Inventions, Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, California (May 12, 2015)

  • Innovative Textiles & Materials, Innovative Materials, Woodbury University Burbank, California (May 8, 2014)

  • Innovative Materials for the Fashion World, AATCC Conference, Long Beach, California (May 2013)

  • Trends in Sustainable Fashion, Fashion Group International, San Diego, California (February 2013)

  • First Annual Innovative Materials Conference at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA (2010)

  • Innovative Textiles & Materials, Curator and Lecturer at the Innovative Materials Exhibition, Riga, Latvia (2009)