Chance Stitcher, Viviana López and Alex Johnson

Chance Stitcher, Viviana López and Alex Johnson

About Lumactive

Chance Stitcher and Alex Johnson have been making things together in Portland, OR since 1998.

After a few years at Texas Instruments in Tucson, Alex returned to Portland and helped build up the electrical engineering departments of two startup companies, in solar energy and in aerospace. Meanwhile, Chance honed his skills as a product designer at Shwood.

Along the way Alex met Viviana Lopez, who he fell in love with not only for her impressive dance moves, but also for her mind. With bachelors and masters degrees in science, she has been an integral part of the project.

In 2016 the first Lumactive products were born. Although these initial prototypes were extremely crude, they got an incredible response. Fueled by this enthusiasm, the team has produced five revisions of the garment, four revisions of the circuit board, three revisions of the enclosure, and endless revisions of the code.

Lumactive Suspenders launched in April 2017. More products coming soon!