Saturday, October 21, 2017

Wilmink’s WiseWear, Definitely Not Tech for Tech’s Sake

A few weeks ago we had a very interesting conversation with the founder of WiseWear, Gerald J. Wilmink. The three of us, Jerry, Mano...

Aniela Hoitink, Creative Designer, Brilliant Scientist and Driven Engineer [Roadtrip Series]

Our road trip series begins in the company of founder of Neffa, the talented designer Aniela Hoitink. An advocate of distinctiveness, Aniela firmly believes that individuality...

Rana Nakhal Solset on Bridging the Gap Between Luxury & Function

Emel + Aris has been on our radar for quite a while now. Founded in 2015 to bridge the gap between fashion and function,...

ŌURA’s Kari Kivelä Holistic Approach To Research, Design and Science

For a while now, we have had Finnish company ŌURA in our sights. We were introduced to the smart, health-monitoring ring after at The Wearable Tech...

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...
Sylvia Heisel

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...
Scott Amyx Interview

Scott Amyx: Fashion Comes First & Technology Should Be Following

It was around the same time that we started FashNerd.com that I came across Scott Amyx. Based in the San Francisco Bay area, Amyx is...
Janne Kyttanen

3D Printing Pioneer Janne Kyttänen’s New Mission

For the past fifteen years, Janne Kyttänen has dedicated his career to promoting 3D printing for the consumer market. As founder of Freedom Of Creation, his revolutionary designed...

Daniel Hirschmann: “Technology is not Creating a YouTube Video”

In the words of Zoolander, #KidTech is so hot right now! That is why it was so great to take a pause from the...

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...

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NEWS: SUSTAINABILITY

Evrnu’s Fiber Technology, Turning Post-Consumer Waste into New Threads

The problem, it takes 700 gallons of water to make just one cotton T-shirt. The solution, Evrnu’s Fiber Technology that turns textile waste into a...

reVISIONing Textile, Craftsmanship, Wearables and Digital Fabrication [Roadtrip Series]

Amsterdam on a Saturday afternoon is full of many diversions, so taking advantage of this, we found ourselves exploring new, relevant ways of designing,...

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: RETAIL TECH

High Street Brand Zara Invests in Technology To Improve Customer Experience

We mentioned, not so long ago, that high street store Zara was joining the retail tech revolution. Well, it is really happening! Such a move by...
Sustainability Avery Dennison Evrything

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,...

Subconscious Shopping: Step Into eBay’s ‘Inspiration Zone’

Curated in partnership with Saatchi Art, eBay has opened the first subconscious shopping experience. Launched in a revolutionary new concept space in Central London, the...

NEWS: R&D

These Smart Threads Can Change The Colour of Clothes

These Smart Threads Can Change The Colour of Clothes

Often, when I leave the house, it hits me that I haven't given any attention to colour matching my clothes. This fashion passe could...

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 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...

NEWS: WOMEN IN TECH

Trump, The Modern Woman With Tech on the Mind

With controversial politician Donald Trump hitting the headlines worldwide, daughter Ivanka has been grabbing the headlines for a much different reason. The businesswoman, wife and mother...

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...

NYFW: Carolina Herrera on AW16 “I Used the New Technology”

The use of Fashion Technology is not always obvious, sometimes the choice of technology utilized can be the type that one would use to create the collection rather...

NEWS: SMART FABRICS

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...

Modern Meadow Unveils Biofabricated Leather Brand Zoa

After five years of research and development in the lab, Modern Meadow has launched biofabricated leather brand Zoa. Unveiled at a pop-up exhibit 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)-...