Tuesday, November 21, 2017

THIS WEEK: Blockchain Technology Explored and Explained at SYNTHESIS 2017 [EVENT]

When it comes to Blockchain, are you still scratching your head, wondering how the heck does it work, and what role does it play...

OH, The Stylish Hearable That Could Diminish The Stigma Associated With Hearing Aids

Hearables represent more than the latest music listening earbuds; they can also be technologically smart hearing devices for those who are hard of hearing...

The Smart Textiles Timeline, 1600- 2016

For some of us the words 'smart fabrics, 'smart textiles' and 'e-textiles' are still shiny and new, although pioneers have been innovating within the...

Swedish Stockings, A Sustainable Hosiery Brand for the Modern, Conscious Woman

Each year, two billion pairs of tights are produced, worn a few times and then discarded. This is a fact that unfortunately contributes to...
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Fitbit Reigns Supreme at Wareable Tech Awards 2017

Last night we attended the Wareable Tech Awards 2017 in association with Currys PC World. The invite-only event took place at Shoreditch Town Hall, London,...

Introducing A New Kind Of Intelligent Fabric That Stores Data Like A Hard Disk

Researchers in the Allen School’s Networks & Mobile Systems Lab have come up with a smart fabric that can be used to store passcodes,...

The Unexpected Return Of Technology Companies That Once Ruled The Roost

As a big supporter of the underdog, I always keep an eye on the tech companies that once ruled the roost. I find it fascinating...

New Must-Have Digital-Accessory, Marc Jacobs Riley Hybrid, Now Available

Prettier than the average Fitbit, high-end designer labels are continuing to jump on the smartwatch bandwagon with enthusiasm. Recently we were introduced to Tory Burch's...

Want To Find Out What To Expect From Wearable Technology in Your Lifetime?

Imagine waving goodbye to washing machines because clothes will be able to clean themselves, or wearing football boots that are capable of measuring every...

The New Sensoria Smart Running Shoes Designed To Protect Your Legs, Knees And Feet

According to recent research data, 65% of runners get injured every year, and that running incorrectly can generate impact forces similar to getting hit...

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NEWS: SUSTAINABILITY

Stella McCartney x Bolt Threads: Eco-Innovation’s Mindful Approach To Fashion.

Celebrated British designer, Stella McCartney, has teamed up with biotechnology company Bolt Threads. Founded in 2010 and based in San Francisco, the sustainability startup...

Textile Technologist Marte Hentschel on Balancing Tradition With Digitisation

FashNerd’s “I Want That Job” series continues. Last week it was Futurist Karinna Nobbs, this week it is Textile Technology lecturer Marte Hentschel. We first met Marte,...
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: RETAIL TECH

The Explosion of Tech Innovation Means It Is Time To Approach Africa With a...

When it comes to the merger of fashion with technology, Africa is usually depicted as a continent with very little innovation. True, it is...

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...

With The Retail Tech Space Showing So Much Potential, How did Style.com Fail?

If you type in Style.com, you are instantly redirected to Farfetch. Did you know that? I did not. Curious to why, I did some...

NEWS: R&D

Soft Wearable Robotic Glove Made With Empathy, Science and Assistive Technology

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), around 15% of the world's population are physically impaired to some degree. In order for those with...

The Convergence of Fashion With Technology Needs Empathy

No matter the problem, keeping things simple can be considered quite an intellectual plan of attack when attempting to work out a complex problem....

Modius Wearable Headset Campaign Has Started A Neuroscience-led Revolution

We first heard about a new revolutionary weight management wearable headset, named Modius, from our friends at Wareable. It is a brainchild of Neurovalens, an...

NEWS: WOMEN IN TECH

Your Mind At Ease With Bellabeat’s Fashionable Leaf Urban

We recently wrote an article on the Next Generation Wearables that Liberate and Master the Mind, and continuing on this thread we would like to...

London Summit 16: Women Changing the Face of Tech

As the countdown begins for London Summit 2016 taking place 13th - 15th April 2016, we find ourselves rather excited at the prospect of meeting the movers and...

Caroline Rush, The Force Behind A New Generation of Designers

Caroline Rush is a name that not many people know off. So who is she? She is the big boss lady behind the British...

NEWS: SMART FABRICS

Madison Maxey, Creatively Taking Smart Fabrics Beyond The LED Dress

FashNerd.com managing editor Mano ten Napel had the pleasure of getting to know Madison Maxey over a cup coffee in Amsterdam. The Brooklyn based smart...

Translating the Powerful Natural Invisible Technology of PYRATEX Fabrics

Whilst in Paris to give a keynote on Manufacturing Fashion Tech at Look Forward, I knew that I had to take a moment to...

Future-Proofing New Concepts, KEYHOUSE Continues To Make An Unambiguous Statement

Launched 30th August 2016, KEYHOUSE is a progressive trade fair like no other. Celebrating innovation and creativity, KEYHOUSE is the space where you will...