Sunday, April 23, 2017

Tag: Smart Fabrics

13 Milestones That Put Fashion Tech on The Map

As far back as 1998, the combination of fashion and technology has proved to be a force to be reckoned with. Designers and makers...

PYRATES x Manu Varas, Intelligent Ready-To-Wear That Benefits Your Body

Last year we wrote about Fashion Fusion finalists, and one of those finalists, in the Digitally Enhaced Fashion category, was PYRATES.  Along with others...
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)-...
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...
Smart Fabrics

Designing for Smart Fabrics: Potential Drawbacks

What are the Potential Drawbacks? If we can access, visualize and interact with our digital lives with fabric, that brings a whole set of implications...
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Designing for Smart Fabrics: Deciding What to Design

Work with a Clothing Designer (someone who works with fabrics) I can’t stress enough how important it is to work with someone who understands making...

GUESS Who is Dabbling in Fashion Tech?

Whenever I think of GUESS I think of curvy women with great hair and pouty lips, the word technology does not even get a...

When Fashion and LifeStyle Textiles are Getting Smart

We may not begrudge our clothes and textile furnishings for forgetting to remind us of our mother-in-law’s birthday, but we will expect them to...

Smart Sneakers To Overpower Fast Fashion Trend

Can smart sneakers overpower the fast fashion trend? Well the possibilities of design have not been as vast as they are today. With the advancement of...
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NEWS: SUSTAINABILITY

Chanel’s ‘eco-couture’ SS16

Sustainable Fashion, Giving Us Less Hippie & More Haute

Sustainable designers are not only the new kids on the block, they are the talent breathing new life into the eco-friendly movement.Besides eco-warrior Stella McCartney and...
Sewing Robotics

A Revolutionary Milestone, from the Sewing Machine to Robotics

Would you say that it is inevitable that robots will be, if not already, part of the fashion technology movement? We like to think so. Championing...

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...

NEWS: SMART FABRICS

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...

The Future of Smart Clothing According to Datacube

With so much going on in the world of smart wearables and e-textiles the idea of creating smart clothing is no longer science fiction....

NanoZoo, The Game Changing Smart Diaper Bag?

Recently I was asked to take a look at a new smart practical diaper bag. Having just had my first baby, I was intrigued....

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...

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...

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...

NEWS: WOMEN IN TECH

Saucy Wearable Technology Designed to Arouse And Stimulate

Wearable devices are becoming a bit saucy. They are not just about keeping you healthy, creatives are thinking outside the box when it comes...

In Her Own Words: NATALIE MASSENET [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...

Heisel x Taylor: Best Way to Predict the Future is to Invent it

Everyone knows who Sylvia Heisel is. The early adopter of wearable technology is one of the most recognised pioneers of Fashion Technology. She is...

NEWS: R&D

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...
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No More Washing. Shine Some Light On Self-Cleaning Textiles

As technology evolves, the importance of it evolving grows by the day, which means that the choices that we have to approach when solving everyday...

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...