Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Emerging Technologies

How Emerging Technologies Will Affect Fashion Manufacturing

The use of emerging technologies in the fashion business is nothing new, but what’s interesting is that the most striking and effective technologies are primarily used...

Smart Textiles, Wearables and Integrated Systems

After taking a wearables technology class taught by a philosopher and designer Despina Papadopoulos, Renata De Carvalho Gaui  decided to look at the possibility of seeing...
Internet Of Voice

Smartphone Has Nowhere Else To Go, The Next Step in Simplicity is The Internet...

Voice recognition in the cloud, along with the Artificial Intelligence (AI) to interpret and respond intelligently (which is a very different task to traditional...

[IN MY OPINION] The Importance of Encouraging Female Role Models in Tech

A week ago Donna and I set off to join the incredible group of women (and a few lucky men) at the Everywoman Technology...
Internet Of Voice

When The Internet Of Things Becomes The Internet Of Voice (Part 1)

Forget the Internet of Things (IoT) - it’s a bubble. The majority of products currently claiming to be IoT devices are just the same, vertical...
Translating Technology

Translating Technology – Striking The Balance Is Key

As technology continues to become more complex it becomes even more important to explain it in a way people can understand. If you make...

Wearable Tech Trends 2017, Will The Global Appetite Continue to Grow?

The wearable tech market is still relatively young and in flux. Fitbit, the company that arguably led the first wave of interest in wearables,...
Apple Watch Woman

Why Women Probably Need a Cellular Apple Watch More Than Men

Apple announced Series 2 of the Apple Watch last week. It’s a solid upgrade, adding GPS, waterproofing, and much faster speeds. One thing it...
Smart Fabrics

Smart Fabrics Technology, Don’t Believe The Hype (Just Yet)

Earlier this year, at the Wearable Technology Show in London, I met Jan Zimmermann, head of textile innovation with Swiss textile company Forster Rohner. Part...
Smart Fabrics

Designing for Smart Fabrics: Potential Drawbacks

What are the Potential Drawbacks? If we can access, visualize and interact with our digital lives with fabric, that brings a whole set of implications...
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NEWS: SUSTAINABILITY

Investing in Fashion With A ‘Conscious’

We are unafraid to admit we are part of a cult, a cult that is loving H&M's Conscious Exclusive collection. It is a range that...
Chanel’s ‘eco-couture’ SS16

Sustainable Fashion, Giving Us Less Hippie & More Haute

Sustainable designers are not only the new kids on the block, they are the talent breathing new life into the eco-friendly movement. Besides eco-warrior Stella McCartney and...

When Sustainability, Transparency and Zero Waste Is About Respecting Your Clothes

Whilst attending MBFW Russia in Moscow, I met Piia Lehtinen, a Finland based woman who is jump starting the conversation around sustainability. Holding three different titles,...

NEWS: SMART FABRICS

It is Time To Be Provoked Into Experimenting With Nobel-Prize Winning Material Graphene

At the end of last year, we wrote about the Nobel-prize winning material Graphene. Promising to change the dynamics of the smart fabrics space...

NanoZoo, The Game Changing Smart Diaper Bag?

Recently I was asked to take a look at a new smart practical diaper bag. Having just had my first baby, I was intrigued....

HyperFace, A ‘Smart Textile’ Collection Designed To Protect Your Privacy

Sometimes it seems like the advancement of technology knows no bounds. Unfortunately, with such incredible milestones comes great pitfalls. The most controversial pitfall being privacy. Last year...

NEWS: RETAIL TECH

Farfetch, Taking The Digital Revolution To The Streets of Hackney

We are all about keeping our ear to the ground, and in doing so we heard whispers that the store of the future will...

Does Retail Tech & Fashion Tech Go Hand in Hand?

The Fashion Week season has so far been more about being digital than Fashion Tech. We can count on one hand, maybe two, the...

Explosion of Technology Transforming The Way We Shop

We get a ripple of excitement when we think about how the explosion of technology has been transforming the way we shop. This global guilty...

NEWS: WOMEN IN TECH

Girl Tech Fest, When ESTEAM Worlds Collide

In celebration of International Girls in ICT Day, on 30th April 2016 in Brussels the Digital Leadership Institute will carry out its first-ever Digital...

Liz Salcedo, The Beautiful Science Behind Everpurse

Liz Salcedo and her husband are the powerhouse behind Everpurse. Everpurse are handbags that have been designed to successfully integrate technology and fashion. We think their...

Iris Apfel, The Apple of Fashion’s Eye Designing for Wisewear

I must admit, I did not see this coming. Iris Apfel, the Apple of fashion's eye designing for Wisewear? Well, well, well, that is...

NEWS: R&D

Stretchy Smart Skin Circuits That Can Offer Tactile Feedback

A team of Swiss researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) made an interesting breakthrough with developing stretchy circuits that can quadruple in...

This Stretchable ‘Octopus-like’ Skin Senses Touch

A research team of Cornell University graduate students, under the supervision of Rob Shepherd, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, have developed a stretchable luminescent...
Sewing Robotics

A Revolutionary Milestone, from the Sewing Machine to Robotics

Would you say that it is inevitable that robots will be, if not already, part of the fashion technology movement? We like to think so. Championing...