Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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...

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...

Will Amazon Alexa Spectacles Be The Google Glass Successor With Mass Appeal?

As technology shrinks, the smart spec space seems to have come a long way since the short-lived Google Glass bowed out. Although the venture...

AVANTEX Paris, Conquering New Markets And Shaking Up The Future of Fashion

AVANTEX Paris seems to be the place where the fashion tech community gathers to get connected and build relationships. First launched September 2015 and...

The Power Is Still In Collaborations, And Here Is Why

This season, Intel has been kind of quiet. We have not heard much of anything. With fashion tech collaborations a little on the thin...

Groundbreaking Method Found For Recycling Blend Textiles into New Fibres

One year into the partnership, between the non-profit H&M Foundation and The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) has resulted in...

London Fashion Week Tech Rundown, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow!

So far this season, the headlines have screamed "no fashion tech at NYFW". True there was no obvious tech but for the eagle eyes...

The Denim Industry, At The Intersection Of People, Planet And Purpose

When I attended MUNICH FABRIC START, I was introduced to the BLUEZONE by Panos Sofianos. The BLUEZONE is an independent concept that brings together the...

What We Know, And Need To Know, About Sustainable Fashion

Web searches for “sustainable fashion” spike in the fall and spring fashion seasons, and McKinsey rated it as a top issue for the industry...

App connected Apparel TwentyFour15 Has Technology in its DNA

With a lack of tech enabled garments at NYFW, LFW might be a little different thanks to TwentyFour15. They are launching a collection of...

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NEWS: SUSTAINABILITY

Meet Sustainable Fashion Advocate, Marianne Caroline

As the Interlaced event draws near, we find ourselves looking forward to completely immersing ourselves in all things Fashion Technology.  With inspirational speakers on board,...

Stella McCartney: Is Sustainability In Danger of Becoming a One-Off Trend?

In honor of Fashion Week, we have decided to take a closer look at Fashion’s favourite darling and sustainability advocate Stella McCartney. When one thinks...

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

Disrupting Retail Technology and Fashion Technology

"The Overuse of the Word #FashionTech Is Taking Away its Meaning & Eradicating The Artistry" -Muchaneta K 2015 was the year that defined Fashion Tech(nology)...

EDITED Retail Technology, Driving Strategic Changes In The Business of Fashion

We are not only about Fashion Tech, we also champion all the advances currently taking place in the Retail Tech space, so when Laura Kubica...

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...

NEWS: R&D

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....

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...
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

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...

In Her Own Words: CARLY-ANN FERGUS [Women In Tech Series]

On the run up to Women's Day on the 8th March, we are paying homage to 7 women who have made a name for...

Ida Klamborn, Using Tech To Democratize World of Fashion

Ida Klamborn is using technology to democratize the world of fashion by replacing her FROW celebrities with robots. The name Ida Klamborn might not ring...

NEWS: SMART FABRICS

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...
Manufacturing

MICROFACTORY: The Industry is Changing, Are You?

Set against the backdrop of MUNICH FABRIC START, is MICROFACTORY. It is the brainchild of several companies who have joined forces to form an interlocking...

All About Smart Textiles

Graduate of Swedish School of Textiles in Boras, Linda Worbin is the creator of smart textiles is well known for her electroluminescent pillows. Worbin...