Sunday, September 24, 2017

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...

DDW16, Today’s Design Thinkers Planning for the Tomorrow’s Future [Roadtrip Series]

In its 15th year, Dutch Design Week (DDW) 2016 is a creative event that brags over 2500 national and international visitors. Invited to attend, FashNerd was excited...
Hyper Island Global Head Office in Telefonplan, Stockholm

Hyper Island, Making the Impossible Possible [Roadtrip Series]

Last month I spoke in Stockholm, at a former Ericsson factory (yes, the mobile phone company that builds telecom infrastructures for countries now) that has...

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NEWS: SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainable Shoes

Sustainable Shoes Designed With Plant Based Alternative Algae

When we heard that one pair of VIVOBAREFOOT x Bloom algae shoes returns 57 gallons of clean water to habitat, we had to find...
Sustainable Brand Vigga

Sustainable Brand Vigga, Green Superheroes Disrupting Global Fast Fashion in Kidswear?

You know the problem: The new baby is coming up on four months old and he’s already outgrown two rounds of clothing sizes -...

The 3D Printed Future of Fashion Business: Overproduction & Low Sustainability (Part 2)

The long supply chain and low marginality have created another dead-end strategy of mass market fashion, overproduction. Each year, we produce 150 billion units...

NEWS: RETAIL TECH

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...

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...

Fingerprint technology could be coming to a supermarket near you!

We have taken a moment from all things fashion to appreciate some interesting retail tech of the supermarket variety. It has been reported by...

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....
Project Kino

Miniature Wearable Robots To Spice Up Your Fashion Style

If you think common places where you would find robots are manufacturing plants, operating rooms, or homes, you are in for a surprise. The...

Open Style Lab, Creating Wearable Solutions For Those With Disabilities

Taking their 'Fashionable Technology' theme to another level, we are currently in awe of Open Style Lab. They are responsible for running a ten-week interdisciplinary...

NEWS: WOMEN IN TECH

Women of Silicon Roundabout, Blowing Open The Tech Industry

Developing female talent in this booming sector is why FashNerd.com has been championing Women in Tech for a long while now. This is why...

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...

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,...

NEWS: SMART FABRICS

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...
Balaclava, Fashion Tech, Wearables

Game Changing High-Tech Yarn Heats Things Up For Athletes

When you think of the word balaclava, it does not really conjure up the words 'fashionable' and 'stylish' but researchers from Nottingham Trent University...

Merger of Fashion and Engineering, Design-based Thinking Set To Revolutionize All Industries

The merger of fashion and engineering is the new black in the fashion tech space. It is an area of innovation that has got...