Monday, August 21, 2017

Tag: Smart Fabrics

DuPont

DuPont Transforms Ordinary Fabrics Into Connected, Intelligent Garments

The power forward DuPont has recently added to its growing portfolio Intexar™ smart clothing technology. Eliminating "the bumps and seams that drag down other...

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...

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...
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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...
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,...

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: SMART FABRICS

Are You Ready To Venture into The Graphene Era?

The smart fabrics space has just got that little bit more technological thanks to scientists from the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC) and Jiangnan University....

Mycelium, Redefining Leather With The Power of Organic Technology

When I heard that there was a company creating materials with the power of organic technology I was intrigued. With so much innovation taking...

Technology Meets its Match in the Anti-Surveillance Coat

We recently attended Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven where we came across the Anti-Surveillance coat by Project KOVR. With the ability to block every...

NEWS: RETAIL TECH

With The Retail Tech Space Showing So Much Potential, How did Style.com Fail?

If you type in Style.com, you are instantly redirected to Farfetch. Did you know that? I did not. Curious to why, I did some...

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...

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...

NEWS: WOMEN IN TECH

Smart Textiles

In Her Own Words: RENATA DE CARVALHO GAUI [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...

The UNSEEN Blends Science Into Materials to Create a T-shirt that Can Read Pollution

According to Ms Bowker, it is possible to create a t-shirt that has the ability read the levels of pollution in the water, all you...

‘Frankenfashion’ Technology: Alexander McQueen’s DNA Used To Create Leather Goods

With the technology of today quickly becoming the science fiction of yesterday, I wonder, should we be shocked to hear that a collection has been...

NEWS: R&D

Automat, Taking The Internet Of Things From Prototype To Market

Automat, Taking The Internet Of Things From Prototype To Market

It wasn't long after meeting Fredrik Timour, CEO of award-winning startup Neue Labs, that we dove straight into a conversation about their latest product called AUTOMAT....
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...
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)-...