Monday, July 24, 2017

LFW: Burberry Spreads The Love With AppleTV

This London Fashion Week, the new "Burberry" label, a consolidation of the London, Prorsum and Brit lines, has announced that its ‘first-ever consumer-centric shoppable...

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...

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...

LFW: Do You Hear The Slight Hum of Tech?

Today is the day that tech visits the runway at London Fashion Week. Henry Holland, who we wrote about earlier in the week, will...

LFW Vroom, Vroom, Vroom’s Onto The Scene

This season LFW has a new home, a garage on Brewer street. The edgy venue was flocked too by fashion's elite. Like a moth to...

Cashless on the Catwalk, Gadgetry or Innovation?

With 1 day and 17 hours remaining before London Fashion Week begins, we are naturally buzzing with excitement to see what the designers will...
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NEWS: SUSTAINABILITY

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...

SeaCell, Quasi-Medicinal Sustainable Fabric Made of Seaweed

First whispered in 2012, SeaCell, an innovative, progressive and sustainable material, is still making waves when it comes to sustainable materials. The yarn is derived...

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...

NEWS: SMART FABRICS

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Linda Worbin, The Creator Of Smart Textiles

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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...
Nike Zoom Superfly Flyknit Olympics

Technology Accelerating Rio Olympians Towards the Future

With the Rio Olympics looming, big brands like Nike, Adidas, Under Armour to name a few, are not being shy about putting their best...

NEWS: RETAIL TECH

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...

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...

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)...

NEWS: WOMEN IN TECH

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...

In Her Own Words: MARTA WAYDEL [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...

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,...

NEWS: R&D

New Smart Glove Turns Sign Language Into Text and Speech

New Smart Glove Turns Sign Language Into Text and Speech

For those who are hard of hearing, products such as MotionSavvy, founded by a team of students from Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute...

Wearable Technology Is Getting Flexible On Us

For years, universities and research and development departments have been trying to develop a material containing transistors that are stretchable. Some have even succeeded in...
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)-...