Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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...

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...
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Sustainable Apparel Coalition Partners with Avery Dennison and EVRYTHNG, Exploring New Age of Brand...

A pioneering partnership with the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and Avery Dennison Retail Branding and Information Solutions has been announced. The partnership explores how suppliers, manufacturers,...

Could Enninful Be The Influential Fashion Figure Who Sees Fashion Tech’s Potential? [Open Letter]

Dear Edward Kobina Enninful, I thought that today's news required me to address you in your full given name. Congratulations on your recent appointment. You...

The Smart Contact Lens Evolves As Researchers Develop A Prototype that Detects an Array...

Everyone knows that technology and health has been making beautiful music together for a while now. As innovation advances, the evolution of health wearables...

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,...

Has Merging Science and Fashion Engineered The Perfect Smart Heel?

Back in 2015, we wrote about Ms Dolly Singh, a 36 year old glamazon who made it her style goal to engineer the perfect...

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,...
Sensewear

Sensewear, Fusing Digital Health And Fashion

This morning I was introduced to a brand called Sensewear. They are currently doing amazing work by taking an innovative approach to managing autism. First...
Hearables

Hearables Attract $50 Million of Crowdfunding – Ear Good, Wrist Bad

It’s almost four years since I coined the word “Hearables”, so it was pleasant to see it displayed as a headline product category on...
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NYFW: Sylvia Heisel on Sustainability, Functionality and Wearability

With so much going on during New York Fashion Week, we made it our mission to find a moment to have a chat with Sylvia...
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The Greenest Sneakers Made From Recycled Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Since carbon capture technologies became feasible and affordable, scientists and environmentalists have been working to figure out what to do with all that carbon...

Buying into Sustainable Fashion To Dye For!

Did you know that one plain cotton t-shirt requires 2700 litres of water, and a third of a pound of chemicals to produce? The fact that...

NEWS: SMART FABRICS

Artistic Collaboration Sires Rochambeau’s ‘Born Digital’ Connected Jacket

New York based Rochambeau (French for the popular game rock-paper-scissors) has effortlessly given birth to a handsome jacket. Merging their shared passions of art and design,...

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...
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Designing for Smart Fabrics: Wear It’s At!

Lately, the term “wearables” appears more and more in our conversations. Usually we are describing a smart watch that extends our mobile experience, or...

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...

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...

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...

NEWS: WOMEN IN TECH

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...

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...

Should London be Hailed As Capital For Fashion & Tech?

It was only a mere few days ago when Natalie Massenet, who accepted her Damehood at Buckingham Palace this week, was quoted describing London as...

NEWS: R&D

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...

The Smart Contact Lens Evolves As Researchers Develop A Prototype that Detects an Array...

Everyone knows that technology and health has been making beautiful music together for a while now. As innovation advances, the evolution of health wearables...

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...