Monday, February 19, 2018

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SMART FABRICS

EDITOR’S PICK: Rock Star Smart Skinny Jeans For Only $44.94!

The fact that not many people cannot pull off a pair of white jeans did not put me off putting them on my Christmas...

HyperFace, A ‘Smart Textile’ Collection Designed To Protect Your Privacy

Sometimes it seems like the advancement of technology knows no bounds. Unfortunately, with such incredible milestones comes great pitfalls. The most controversial pitfall being privacy. Last year...

Groundbreaking Method Found For Recycling Blend Textiles into New Fibres

One year into the partnership, between the non-profit H&M Foundation and The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) has resulted in...

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...
Retail Tech

State-of-the-art 3D Patented Virtual Styling Technology Launched at NYFW

Yesterday, at New York Fashion Week, Style.me brought some exciting technology to the retail tech revolution. Known for transforming the fashion e-commerce, Style.me has developed proprietary...

Tim Cook: “I don’t think there is any sector or industry that will...

In a sit-down interview with Lauren Indvik, Tim Cook talked about a future of convenience, where shopping is shaped by the world of augmented reality...
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

Plastic Bottles Ethically Re-engineered Into Waste-free Shoes

We have written quite a few articles on plastic bottles being re-engineered into something that we can use in our everyday life. Great examples...

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...

Are Avani’s Cassava-Based Eco Bags the Perfect Solution?

We all know that plastic has become an issue, especially when it comes to the affect that it has on ocean life. Trying to...

WOMEN IN TECH

INTEL, The Belle Of Fashion Week

It seems that Intel has been successfully making a name for itself this season. All that schmoozing has resulted in attention grabbing collaborations with quite a few fashion...

Women Led Millennial StartUps, All About “Fashion, Feminism & Technology”?

"Fashion, Feminism and Technology" (The Observer) are three words that perfectly describe some of the women led millennial start up brands of today. In my book, a...

Women In Tech, Are You On Ada’s ‘BadAss’ List?

Targeting women committed to changing the tech industry, Ada's List has over 2000+ women who work in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. These brainy...

Plumora, Connecting You On Your Terms

FashTech has been a strong conversation starter for a while now. The opinions of the two worlds, Fashion and Technology, has created two sides,...

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...

A ‘Eureka Moment’ Known As Stryda

If you are looking for a fashionable brand to invest in we recommend Australian active wear brand Stryda. The stylish leggings have kicked up a...

Madison Maxey, Creatively Taking Smart Fabrics Beyond The LED Dress

FashNerd.com managing editor Mano ten Napel had the pleasure of getting to know Madison Maxey over a cup coffee in Amsterdam. The Brooklyn based smart...

The Cool, Calm & Collected Aleksandr Bernhard

This week we have the pleasure of being in the company of the confident and driven Aleksandr Bernhard. Founder of exclusive luxury brand Christophe...

Janett Liriano, Creating A Bridge Between Digital Intelligence & Physical Materials

For those unfamiliar with LOOMIA, it is a New York-based smart materials company that creates innovation in smart products and related data services. Their...
Internet Of Voice

When The Internet Of Things Becomes The Internet Of Voice (Part 1)

Forget the Internet of Things (IoT) - it’s a bubble. The majority of products currently claiming to be IoT devices are just the same, vertical...
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...

Air by crazybaby’s Cutting-edge Technology Brings The Sound From The Future

We all crave truly effortless technology, something that Air by crazybaby (NANO) promises to deliver. Offering an unbridled listening experience, the Air (NANO) is available in...

FTA Looking To Use The Power of AI To Innovate In The Field Of...

We have been communicating with the talented Guisy Cannone of Fashion Technology Accelerator (FTA) for a while now. FTA is an international hub to support...

Apple x Carl Zeiss: Playing Devil’s Advocate In The Smart Glasses Realm?

Investing in the risky business of smart glasses is like playing devil's advocate. This is because the 'failure' of Glass is still so fresh in...

Minkoff’s New Connected Bag, Designed For The Truly Tech-Active Millennial

It's that time again, when the bi-annual Fashion Week tech ideas mill starts churning. In the last couple of years, we have witnessed various...

R&D NEWS

Soft Fabric Sensors

Computerized Fabric That Can Turn “Any Piece of Clothing into a Fitness Tracker”

The stage has been set. There is a new type of material design in the works. It will put the hard, inflexible material to shame....
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...
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...

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...