Monday, September 25, 2017

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NEWS: SUSTAINABILITY

Clean Energy

Breakthrough in Economic Production of Clean Energy

Splitting water into its constituent particles hydrogen and oxygen has been the Holy Grail for producing clean energy. It is possible, but the trick...

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,...

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...

NEWS: RETAIL TECH

Explosion of Technology Transforming The Way We Shop

We get a ripple of excitement when we think about how the explosion of technology has been transforming the way we shop. This global guilty...

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...

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...

NEWS: R&D

Temp Tech Tattoo

Temporary Tech Tattoos, When Function Trumps Fashion

Getting inked can be viewed as a form of expression. For some, adorning a tattoo is a fashion statement, for others it is a...

Panasonic Unveils Bendable Twistable & Flexible Battery For Wearables

From a fashion tech point of view, it seems like things are not getting 'better by the year' for the Consumer Technology Show (CES) in...

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...

NEWS: WOMEN IN TECH

The Two Faces Of Smart Textiles, Poetic Exploration vs Engineering Driven

When you think about it, fashion has always been technology. Cutting a piece of cloth and turning it into something functional is an extraordinary technological...

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,...

In Her Own Words: RHIAN GRANLEESE [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 themselves in...

NEWS: SMART FABRICS

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...
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...
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)-...