Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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...

The Future of Wearable Tech – the Smart Stiletto

I confess, my name is Michelle Hua and I am a shoe addict.  It is an addiction that has earned me the nickname Imelda,...
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...

Fashion, Technology & Science, A Trifecta of Innovation

Have you noticed how both science and technology have been collaborating with fashion? It is this three-way partnership that is leading to scientific breakthrough...

Soon, ‘Ugly’ Won’t Live Here No More

People don’t want to wear ugly stuff. They just don’t. Parisian style is made of this motivation. Trillion dollar industries don’t just materialize out...

This Technology is for YOU, Sister!

From the minute we “officially become women”, and get our period, our body gives us signals letting us know the exact stage we are...

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,...

Do Sharing Ecosystems Really Have The Family in Mind?

When I come home from work, I just want to decompress on the couch and get lost in social media before I start making...
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...

FinTech and Africa – A Promising Love Story

When I started my ‘’African journey’’ three years ago I was soon told by industry leaders that the first mistake made by new entrants...

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NEWS: SUSTAINABILITY

The 3D Printed Future of Fashion Business: Overproduction & Low Sustainability (Part 2)

The long supply chain and low marginality have created another dead-end strategy of mass market fashion, overproduction. Each year, we produce 150 billion units...

Which Is The Lesser of Two Evils, Dumping Plastic or Reusing It In Fabric?

We all know that plastic is currently a big problem. It never breaks down. When dumped in landfills it ends up releasing heavy metals...

BFC’s Positive Fashion Initiative Takes Action For A Greener Future

Fashion just got serious. The British Fashion Council, Dame Vivienne Westwood and the Mayor of London have joined forces in a campaign to bring...

NEWS: RETAIL TECH

Day 1: #TCDisrupt, In The Eye of the Tech Storm

#TCDisrupt has been part of Athens European start up ecosystem since 2007 and is the hub of all things tech. In its third year here in...

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...
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...

NEWS: R&D

Panasonic Unveils Bendable Twistable & Flexible Battery For Wearables

From a fashion tech point of view, it seems like things are not getting 'better by the year' for the Consumer Technology Show (CES) in...
Smart Home Battery

Mercedes-Benz Creates Huge Ripples in Smart Home Battery Business

Mercedes-Benz is presenting itself as a serious player in the business of solar power and batteries. The luxury car manufacturer recently partnered up with...
Functional Fabrics

Functional Fabrics for Scalable Textile Tech Integration

Recently, the functional fabrics research and development department at Drexel University, received a financial injection of 75 million dollars from the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA)-...

NEWS: WOMEN IN TECH

10 Easy Steps to Successfully Mass Manufacturing Your Fashion Tech Prototype

I had an interesting conversation with Anina Net, founder of 360Fashion Network. As one of the pioneers shaping this growing sub industry of fashion,...

Women in Tech offer Advice to the Next Generation

“There is no one way to the top, but there is a way to the top, and it doesn’t have to be the same...

Candice Fragis: “I Won’t Wear Wearables For Wearables Sake”

This morning at Decoded Fashion London I had the pleasure of sitting down with the stylish Candice Fragis, the buying and merchandising director for...

NEWS: SMART FABRICS

The Future of Smart Clothing According to Datacube

With so much going on in the world of smart wearables and e-textiles the idea of creating smart clothing is no longer science fiction....

Are You Ready To Venture into The Graphene Era?

The smart fabrics space has just got that little bit more technological thanks to scientists from the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC) and Jiangnan University....

Ground-Breaking Nanotechnology, The Optimal Solution for Fashion And Textile Companies

Among all the innovation brought to our attention during #FASHIONTECH Berlin, there was one company that stood out for us, Acanthurus GmbH. They were...