3D Printing and the Future of Fashion Business: Industry Benefits [Part 4]

Cost savings on import and logistic statistics show that in 2015, import of garments in the US was valued at $97 billion. Development of 3D printing and local garment types of manufacturing will enable dramatic cost savings on import, and will lead to a...

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 of years, the cotton industry has become a lifeline for most nations worldwide. Like any major industry, it has produced...

What Can Blockchain Technology Do for the Fashion Industry?

Blockchain
When you hear the word “blockchain,” you probably think of Bitcoin, the virtual currency that has gone up exponentially in value over the past few years. But while blockchain technology is best known for its use in virtual payments and other financial applications, other...

Wakandan Technology I Wish We Already Had

Like millions of people throughout the US, I went with my family to watch the latest Marvel hero movie, 'Black Panther'. I sat through two hours and fifteen minutes of this celebration of Black ingenuity, strength and power and I marvelled – no pun...

Is AI Ready to Rule the Runway?

There are quite a few companies with Artificial Intelligence (AI) projects on the go — some look promising, others gimmicky. I am going to check out some of these projects and analyse what’s been happening behind the scenes.Project Muze is an experimental collaboration between European eCommerce...

AI: A Way to Overcome the Limitations of Human Intelligence

Artificial 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 the future of technology, understanding and course-correcting to seek a better future for the planet, and guiding the growth of...

[IN MY OPINION] The Importance of Encouraging Female Role Models in Tech

A week ago Donna and I set off to join the incredible group of women (and a few lucky men) at the Everywoman Technology Awards. We were finalists in the Entrepreneur category with two other brilliant women (Emily Brooke from Blaze and Joanne Smith from...

Five Fashion Tech Garments from MakeFashion 5.0 That Stole The Show

MakeFashion
Calgary, Canada is home to the annual MakeFashion Gala and Runway Show, one of the largest of its kind. Launched in June 2012 by a trio of Calgarians, designers and technologists from all over the world meet to show off their latest fashion tech...

The Interdisciplinary Future of Fashion Technology

Creative Collaboration
When industries get together to address common interests, amazing things can happen. AI and automobiles, education and digital media, sports and biometrics. Collaborations are proving to be imperative to the advancement of technology.  As we make our way into the future, with the help of...

Hearables Attract $50 Million of Crowdfunding – Ear Good, Wrist Bad

Hearables
It’s almost four years since I coined the word “Hearables”, so it was pleasant to see it displayed as a headline product category on NXP’s stand at the Mobile World Congress last week, confirming that hearables are taking off as a serious market sector....