“Respect Me” is a design show about female empowerment.

Women are historically disrespected. As a result they’re paid less, underrepresented in almost every industry, subject to harassment, & not guaranteed reproductive rights. Why are they systematically undervalued? We challenged designers to pick an issue they’re passionate about & address it.

Come so you can:
– beta test a new sexual harassment reporting app concept
– try on defensive clothing that triggers when personal space is invaded
– learn about a new concept for a stigma-free Birth Control Pill
– get inspired by a service that helps women pop the question before men
+ many more product concepts

The show features 30 creations by a collective of global designers.
Work ranges from market-ready products to futuristic product concepts.
There will be demos at the opening party.

May 11-13, 2018

Part of NYC Design Week, this is our 5th Annual Show. Every year we tackle a big hairy topic, this year is gender inequality. Opening party on Fri, May 11.

16 Orchard Street

We’ve partnered with the Chinatown Soup Gallery to bring the show to life. Our 5th annual show in the Lower East side, goin’ strong.

New Product Concepts

Like this stigma-free Birth Control Pill concept called “Solace” by Colleen Schikowski & Jenny Yoo

PS – “Respect Me” Call for Submissions is CLOOOSED! Submissions for our May 2019 show will open Dec 2018.
Here’s the brief with dates & details for reference: GROUPHUG Respect Me Brief