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SMART FABRICS

The Smart Textiles Timeline, 1600- 2016

For some of us the words 'smart fabrics, 'smart textiles' and 'e-textiles' are still shiny and new, although pioneers have been innovating within the...

Kassim Denim x Neue Labs: The World’s First Connected Jeans

Denim artisans Kassim, took center stage at Denim Premiere Vision in Paris this week. They were among the cherry picked brands exhibiting at the denim...

#WTS2016: Day 2 When Smart Apparel Diversifies Sportswear

On day one of the Wearable Technology Show, we found ourselves being introduced to new technologies and innovative ideas, on day two it was all about...

RETAIL TECH

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...

Disrupting Retail Technology and Fashion Technology

"The Overuse of the Word #FashionTech Is Taking Away its Meaning & Eradicating The Artistry" -Muchaneta K 2015 was the year that defined Fashion Tech(nology)...
Digital fashion brand founders by Dejan Subosic, Aleksandar Subosic, Kenza Zouiten and Gustav Springfeldt.

Boundary Breaking Ivyrevel Merging Fashion Creativity With Machine Learning

We recently discovered Swedish brand Ivyrevel, a label definitely after our #WearableTechStylist's heart. Breaking boundaries through innovation, the label has been praised for designing clothes with...
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 Brand Vigga

Sustainable Brand Vigga, Green Superheroes Disrupting Global Fast Fashion in Kidswear?

You know the problem: The new baby is coming up on four months old and he’s already outgrown two rounds of clothing sizes -...

Modern Meadow Unveils Biofabricated Leather Brand Zoa

After five years of research and development in the lab, Modern Meadow has launched biofabricated leather brand Zoa. Unveiled at a pop-up exhibit in...

5 Sustainable Fabric Innovators to Watch Out For

For quite some time the sustainable fashion community has understood the importance of reducing cotton products and recreating fabrics in a new way. For hundreds...

WOMEN IN TECH

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...

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...

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...

Woax Wearable, Not Your Average Hearable

We always crave tech accessories that can add an element of cool to our style, and Woax, a wearable that is neither earphone nor headset, promises to be...

Embrace The Fashionably Healthy Life

A beautiful wearable is the holy grail of fashionable wearables, on that note we introduce Embrace It is a stunning Italian leather watch designed to...

Start-Ups we Championed, Where Are They Now?

Have you ever wondered what happened to a startup campaigns that you once championed? You know the ones we are talking about, the startups that...

The Man Behind The Wearable Guru

We meet the innovative man behind The Wearable Guru. Mano ten Napel has contributed to wired.com, and is leaping into the world of wearables with...

Muchaneta Kapfunde, All About The Geek Chic

FashNerd founder Muchaneta Kapfunde's drive is fuelled by her insatiable appetite for technology and her passion for fashion trends. Together with her partner Mano...

Conversing Fashion Tech With Anouk Wipprecht

Talking to Fashion Tech designer Anouk Wipprecht is a roller-coaster ride for tech lovers. The Dutch-born designer has been living in the United States...

OH, The Stylish Hearable That Could Diminish The Stigma Associated With Hearing Aids

Hearables represent more than the latest music listening earbuds; they can also be technologically smart hearing devices for those who are hard of hearing...
Airpods

When EarPods Became Airpods and Why This Was Inevitable

We wondered for a while if the new iPhone 7 would come with Hearables? There were a lot of rumors out there about what innovation...

Will.i.am’s BUTTONS, The Latest Wearable Tech Meets Fashion Solution?

There is a new hearable that could surpass Apple's Airpods. Launched by William Adams, also known by his stage name Will.i.am,  BUTTONS is the latest...

G-Star’s EarthColors collection, Traceable From Earth To Product

It is no secret that the textile industry is the world’s second-largest polluter of water. Today’s textile mills are responsible for dumping chemical-laden, used dye water into oceans...
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)-...
Bragi Headphone

Bragi Announces Dash Update, ‘The Headphone’ and IBM Watson Collab

The German startup Bragi, innovation leader of the hearable tech revolution, have announced a new update for the Dash. Plus a new product called 'The Headphone'....

R&D NEWS

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...

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...

Modius Wearable Headset Campaign Has Started A Neuroscience-led Revolution

We first heard about a new revolutionary weight management wearable headset, named Modius, from our friends at Wareable. It is a brainchild of Neurovalens, an...

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...

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