Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tag: Sustainable Fashion

SeaCell, Quasi-Medicinal Sustainable Fabric Made of Seaweed

First whispered in 2012, SeaCell, an innovative, progressive and sustainable material, is still making waves when it comes to sustainable materials. The yarn is derived...

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...

When Sustainability, Transparency and Zero Waste Is About Respecting Your Clothes

Whilst attending MBFW Russia in Moscow, I met Piia Lehtinen, a Finland based woman who is jump starting the conversation around sustainability. Holding three different titles,...

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...

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,...

Kuben Edwards, Stylish Eco Conscious Warrior

As the demand for Fast Fashion slows down, the way forward is all about Sustainable fashion. More than a trend, and all about changing the...

Investing in Fashion With A ‘Conscious’

We are unafraid to admit we are part of a cult, a cult that is loving H&M's Conscious Exclusive collection. It is a range that...
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NEWS: SUSTAINABILITY

CSF, Reflecting & Re-enforcing Patterns of Excessive Consumption & Disconnection

A few months ago I was invited to be part of a Fashion Debates panel. Hosted by founder Olivia Pinnock,  she introduced me to...

Plastic Bottles Ethically Re-engineered Into Waste-free Shoes

We have written quite a few articles on plastic bottles being re-engineered into something that we can use in our everyday life. Great examples...

Eccentric Youngster Jaden Smith Gives Sustainability Street Cred

Sustainability is a cause that has been gaining momentum for a while now. With well known pioneers like Sylvia Heisel, Liz Spencer, Stella McCartney leading the...

NEWS: SMART FABRICS

Revolutionary Condom Brand Collabs With Pauline van Dongen

Dutch designer Pauline van Dongen has collaborated with Skyn, a brand known for revolutionizing the condom industry with their ultra-soft and thin polyisoprene material. Together...
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)-...

Energy Harvesting Textiles, Next-Generation Wearable Electronics?

The latest development by researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology is a fabric that can simultaneously harvest energy from both sunshine and motion. By combining two...

NEWS: RETAIL TECH

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,...
Translating Technology

Translating Technology – Striking The Balance Is Key

As technology continues to become more complex it becomes even more important to explain it in a way people can understand. If you make...

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

INTEL, The Belle Of Fashion Week

It seems that Intel has been successfully making a name for itself this season. All that schmoozing has resulted in attention grabbing collaborations with quite a few fashion...

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...

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...

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...
Smart Textiles Wearables

Smart Textiles, Wearable Technologies and the New Industrial Revolution

The rise of smart textile wearables could mean that the industry will be worth over $130 billion by 2025. It is being strengthened by...
Smart Home Battery

Mercedes-Benz Creates Huge Ripples in Smart Home Battery Business

Mercedes-Benz is presenting itself as a serious player in the business of solar power and batteries. The luxury car manufacturer recently partnered up with...