Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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SMART FABRICS

Twistron Yarnology Generates Power When Stretched

There is no denying it, a lot of innovation is taking place in the field of smart textiles. That is why we were super...
When “Powered Clothing” Is All About Motors, Sensors and Artificial Intelligence

When “Powered Clothing” Is All About Motors, Sensors and Artificial Intelligence

Yves Béhar is a name that we have dropped before. We mentioned him as the talent behind the Jawbone UP2. Since then the Swiss...

RETAIL TECH

Subconscious Shopping: Step Into eBay’s ‘Inspiration Zone’

Curated in partnership with Saatchi Art, eBay has opened the first subconscious shopping experience. Launched in a revolutionary new concept space in Central London, the...

EDITED Retail Technology, Driving Strategic Changes In The Business of Fashion

We are not only about Fashion Tech, we also champion all the advances currently taking place in the Retail Tech space, so when Laura Kubica...

Pilot Project Brings IBM, Tommy Hilfiger and The Fashion Institute of Technology Together

Designers and fashion houses usually start conceptualizing and designing products for the new season six months to one year prior to the actual selling...
Wearables

kate spade’s New Touchscreen SmartWatch, Designed For The Fashion Forward

The kate spade brand can easily be described as, versatile, multi-functional and playful. A firm favourite among the fashion tribe, the label has been...

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...

Stella McCartney x Parley’s Environmentally-Minded Approach to fashion

When one thinks of Stella McCartney, there are 3 words that come to mind; Eco friendly, Meat Free, Sustainability. So it came as no...

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...

WOMEN IN TECH

Sylvia Heisel

NYFW: Sylvia Heisel on Sustainability, Functionality and Wearability

With so much going on during New York Fashion Week, we made it our mission to find a moment to have a chat with Sylvia...

In Her Own Words: MARTA WAYDEL [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...

Your Mind At Ease With Bellabeat’s Fashionable Leaf Urban

We recently wrote an article on the Next Generation Wearables that Liberate and Master the Mind, and continuing on this thread we would like to...

Styling The SHAMMANE Smart Watch

When it comes to fashionable wearables watches for women, they are a few and far between. The ones that are out there seem to...

The Fleye, Your Personal Smart Home RoboDrone

When we think of drones, convenience isn't one of the first things that come to mind. But when we shine the light of todays technology...

Charge it Wear It Love It. The Apple Watch Reserve Strap

As we get closer and closer the next Monday's Apple Event 'Spring Forward', more and more news is coming out concerning the Apple Watch....

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...
Janne Kyttanen

3D Printing Pioneer Janne Kyttänen’s New Mission

For the past fifteen years, Janne Kyttänen has dedicated his career to promoting 3D printing for the consumer market. As founder of Freedom Of Creation, his revolutionary designed...

Sheena Allen Breaking the Mould For Women in Tech

#MotivationMonday comes in the shape of Sheena Allen. The 26 year old Terry Mississippi native is a tech mogul-in-the-making. With a growing digital business...

Hearable Technology, Igniting a New Era of Convenience

Way back in 2015, we predicted that, soon our wearables will become hearables. This was something that we believed would be an inevitable reality. “Like a...

Meet Sony’s Xperia Ear, Hearables As a Personal Assistant

It was around the 9th of February that Twitter leak superstar Evan Blass, a 'mobile editorialist' at VentureBeat leaked the news that Sony was planning...
Fitness Tracker

Fitbit Reigns Supreme at Wareable Tech Awards 2017

Last night we attended the Wareable Tech Awards 2017 in association with Currys PC World. The invite-only event took place at Shoreditch Town Hall, London,...

Chromat x Misfit, Committed to Innovation in FashionTech

As I was working on #WearableTechStylist I came across some fabulously edgy accessories courtesy of a collab between Chromat and Misfit. The striking Xena-Warrior-like arm candy...

Huawei Collaborates with Fashion Futurologist

Have you heard? Huawei have teamed up with Dr. Sabine Seymour in a collaboration that will reveal how the integration of technology will transform...
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...

R&D NEWS

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...
Wearables

These “Skin Electronics” Can Transmit Biometrics to the Cloud

With the rate of enhancements in the field of wearable tech growing, in particular with touch sensing and stretchy bio skin technology, we've got some...

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...

FASHNERD CONTRIBUTORS

MFS2018: Connecting Innovators and Industries

While at Munich Fabric Start, I had the opportunity to conversate with various people and I noticed a common theme, the lack of communication...

Why The Fashion Industry Needs To Get More Artificial

The past few years of technological advances have led us on a collision course – a merging of couture and computing. The industry has...
Blockchain

Could Blockchain Be The New Internet?

NEW YORK CITY—On a recent Thursday evening, I ascended a metal staircase at Galvanize, a sleek event space on the western fringes of Manhattan’s...