Monday, February 19, 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...
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...
Manufacturing

MICROFACTORY: The Industry is Changing, Are You?

Set against the backdrop of MUNICH FABRIC START, is MICROFACTORY. It is the brainchild of several companies who have joined forces to form an interlocking...

RETAIL TECH

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...

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...

The Zozosuit, A Skin-hugging Hi-tech Bodysuit Offering Precise Measurements

The 11th richest person in Japan, according to Forbes, has introduced the ZOZOSUIT, a skin-hugging, hi-tech bodysuit designed to help shoppers get the right size. Designed...
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

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,...

reVISIONing Textile, Craftsmanship, Wearables and Digital Fabrication [Roadtrip Series]

Amsterdam on a Saturday afternoon is full of many diversions, so taking advantage of this, we found ourselves exploring new, relevant ways of designing,...

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...

WOMEN IN TECH

Caroline Rush, The Force Behind A New Generation of Designers

Caroline Rush is a name that not many people know off. So who is she? She is the big boss lady behind the British...

NYFW: Carolina Herrera on AW16 “I Used the New Technology”

The use of Fashion Technology is not always obvious, sometimes the choice of technology utilized can be the type that one would use to create the collection rather...

Liz Salcedo, The Beautiful Science Behind Everpurse

Liz Salcedo and her husband are the powerhouse behind Everpurse. Everpurse are handbags that have been designed to successfully integrate technology and fashion. We think their...

Meet Revols, Quick Custom-Fit Wireless Earphones

If there is one annoyance that we have all experienced it is the shortcomings of today's generic earphones. If it is not the wires...

Time For a Real Smart Lamp, Meet Fluxo

When your Twitter handle is @WannaBeEdison and your motto is, "Redefining light", it should come as no surprise that I had high expectations when I met...
SPIRITUS Activewear

S P I R I T U S Flawless Fusion of Technology and Fashion...

It is no big secret that there is a lot going on in the sportswear industry. More and more brands have started to successfully...

Designer Julia Marina Cunha On The Importance of Assistive Technology

Young and innovative, Julia Marina Cunha is the person behind the technologically smart hearing device OH, a concept designed for those who are hard of...

Deb Levine The ’40 Over 40 Women To Watch’

We take a moment with Jefferson Award winner and YTH founder Deb Levine- a wonder woman whose achievements thus far leave us in complete awe. What was...

Republica 2015 Berlin: Meeting Lisa Lang

When FashNerd attended Re:publica 2015 in Berlin, we  had the pleasure of meeting innovative designer Lisa Lang. As I sat down next to the founder of ElektroCouture, the first thing...
Hearables

Doppler Labs’ Demise; The Randomness Factor, And Why Hardware is Hard

In a time where consumer adoption of smart earbuds is rising, one would think that it would be smooth sailing for a hearables startup....
New Smart Glove Turns Sign Language Into Text and Speech

New Smart Glove Turns Sign Language Into Text and Speech

For those who are hard of hearing, products such as MotionSavvy, founded by a team of students from Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute...
Hearables

The Next Gen Hearables, The Dash Pro: Reloaded and Re-engineered

The Dash Pro, is the next generation wireless device that features a unique personalized experience. Powered by Bragi OS 3 (BOS 3), Bragi, The...
Smart Gloves

Smart Gloves That Seamlessly Combine High Technology With Performance Art

Anina Net, CEO of 360Fashion Network, has collaborated with Intel to develop a smart glove which simultaneously creates a human light pattern controlled by...

Intel x CFDA: When Design Aesthetics Collide With Technology Innovation

Intel has done it again. This time round the technology giant has jumped into bed with CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, a not-for-profit trade association. Managing to...

Adidas x Parley: Using Technology to Turn Bad Plastic into Good

We were ecstatic when Bionic Yarn  gained further column inches after their collaboration with G Star Raw. Together the partnership launched the RAW for...

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...

Are Digital Tattoos Destined To Replace Bulky Wearables?

Last year we wrote an article about the future role smart temporary tattoos could play in fashion, health and sports. With convenience recognised as one...
New Smart Glove Turns Sign Language Into Text and Speech

New Smart Glove Turns Sign Language Into Text and Speech

For those who are hard of hearing, products such as MotionSavvy, founded by a team of students from Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute...

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...