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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...

Smart Textiles, Wearables and Integrated Systems

After taking a wearables technology class taught by a philosopher and designer Despina Papadopoulos, Renata De Carvalho Gaui  decided to look at the possibility of seeing...
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...
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...
Apple Watch Woman

Why Women Probably Need a Cellular Apple Watch More Than Men

Apple announced Series 2 of the Apple Watch last week. It’s a solid upgrade, adding GPS, waterproofing, and much faster speeds. One thing it...
Females in Tech

GroundBreaking Innovations Are Great But So Is Long Term Investment In...

We have analysed 750 tech, media and telecoms companies that have appeared in the Tech Track 100 rankings from the last 15 years. With regards to how...

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...
Artificial Intelligence

AI: A Way to Overcome the Limitations of Human Intelligence

The human brain is an amazing biological marvel of incredible complexities and astonishing capabilities. It is capable of creating art, devising engineering solutions, visualizing...

Moon Berlin, Translating Technology into Cashmere Coat

On the 20th January 2016 I found myself attending #FashionTech Berlin. The event, hosted by SEEK and PREMIUM, is the kind of platform that exposes you...

Wearable Tech Trends 2017, Will The Global Appetite Continue to Grow?

The wearable tech market is still relatively young and in flux. Fitbit, the company that arguably led the first wave of interest in wearables,...