Tuesday, October 17, 2017

An Anthropologist, a Material Scientist and a Fashion Tech Designer Walk Into a Bar

No, this isn't a joke. Rather, it is a comment on the centrality of transdisciplinary collaboration for informed and exciting data-driven futures. Data Analytics, Wearables...
Fashion Tech Milestones

Exploring Fashion Tech Milestones Beyond The Usual Marketing Ploys

Digital and retail are where fashion tech started to get the industry’s attention. This was when it finally became apparent that e-commerce was an...

The 3D Printed Future of Fashion Business [Part 1]

Fashion business as we know it has been evolving for the last few centuries. Today, the majority of garment production takes place far away...
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 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...

NYFW: Marc Jacobs “Ghosts of New York” Tech Styled

Marc Jacobs takes this Fall 2016 ready-to-wear runway show very seriously with a new style of gothesque dark ensembles. Big xeroxed - gray coats...

Consultants, How Will AI Change Your Industry?

Industry consultants may soon face a new kind of competition: artificial intelligence. AI is already replacing menial tasks in retail and manufacturing. Other fields...

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...

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,...

Digital Natives in Smart Cities: Conquering the Future Now

Stepping from your driverless car (which hummed off to find a parking spot), you glance at your wrist and notice that your virtual assistant...

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NEWS: SUSTAINABILITY

Styling Natalia Allen Eco-Friendly LBD

Shaping the future of womenswear's fashion, we are enthralled by NY based designer Natalia Allen eco-friendly LBD. She manages to bring power and simplicity to all...
Yarnology

Yarnology Infused with Coffee, Gold and Silver Means Bye Bye to B.O.

Combating body odor is no small feat. Many in the fashion tech space have tried and failed. That does not mean that it is...

5 Fashion Tech Brands That We Predict Will Impact The Fashion Industry In 2017

The fashion tech industry is moving at such a fast pace, that if you blink you will most likely miss the latest innovation to...

NEWS: RETAIL TECH

The Scarfi VR App, Bridging the Gap Between The Physical and Digital Worlds

We recently discovered a new VR app with a difference. Launched exclusively at Westfield London, the Scarfi app was created via a partnership with British...

3D Fashion: 3D Body Scanning Meets Real Apparel World

Yesterday, Fung Global & Retail Tech published a good review of the 3D-scanning companies, whose technology can be used to scan fashion retail customers...

NYFW: Iconic Label Tommy Hilfiger Invests in Retail Tech

Besides Intel's efforts, it seems that fashion tech worthy of any column inches has been on the quiet side at NYFW this season. What has...

NEWS: R&D

Autonomous Flying Cars

The Future of Transport: Autonomous Cars & Autonomous Flying Cars

Transportation has evolved drastically in the last decade. Autonomous cars, which existed only in science fiction movies, might just be around the corner. With...

Twistron Yarnology Generates Power When Stretched

There is no denying it, a lot of innovation is taking place in the field of smart textiles. That is why we were super...
Cotton textile covered with nanostructures invisible to the naked eye. Image magnified 200 times.

No More Washing. Shine Some Light On Self-Cleaning Textiles

As technology evolves, the importance of it evolving grows by the day, which means that the choices that we have to approach when solving everyday...

NEWS: WOMEN IN TECH

Conversing Fashion Tech With Anouk Wipprecht

Talking to Fashion Tech designer Anouk Wipprecht is a roller-coaster ride for tech lovers. The Dutch-born designer has been living in the United States...

Meet The Women Who Dare

Since Ellen Pao's court case, women have successfully coined the hashtag #WomenInTech. It is a hashtag that has gone from strength to strength and continues, to...

Janett Liriano, Creating A Bridge Between Digital Intelligence & Physical Materials

For those unfamiliar with LOOMIA, it is a New York-based smart materials company that creates innovation in smart products and related data services. Their...

NEWS: SMART FABRICS

Soft Fabric Sensors

Computerized Fabric That Can Turn “Any Piece of Clothing into a Fitness Tracker”

The stage has been set. There is a new type of material design in the works. It will put the hard, inflexible material to shame....

Crew Neck Sweater Made of Thermo-Sensitive Yarn

We discovered something for the boys. It is a crew neck sweater made with double knit construction. What makes it different is the outside...
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...