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SMART FABRICS

The Radical Transformation of Smart Textiles

Did you know that Smart Fabrics Textiles is predicted to be worth $130 billion by 2025? This is in 7 years folks, that's right...

5 Fashion Tech Brands That We Predict Will Impact The Fashion Industry In 2017

The fashion tech industry is moving at such a fast pace, that if you blink you will most likely miss the latest innovation to...

AVANTEX Paris, Conquering New Markets And Shaking Up The Future of Fashion

AVANTEX Paris seems to be the place where the fashion tech community gathers to get connected and build relationships. First launched September 2015 and...

RETAIL TECH

EDITED Retail Technology, Driving Strategic Changes In The Business of Fashion

We are not only about Fashion Tech, we also champion all the advances currently taking place in the Retail Tech space, so when Laura Kubica...

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...

Day 1: #TCDisrupt, In The Eye of the Tech Storm

#TCDisrupt has been part of Athens European start up ecosystem since 2007 and is the hub of all things tech. In its third year here in...
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

Eccentric Youngster Jaden Smith Gives Sustainability Street Cred

Sustainability is a cause that has been gaining momentum for a while now. With well known pioneers like Sylvia Heisel, Liz Spencer, Stella McCartney leading the...

BFC’s Positive Fashion Initiative Takes Action For A Greener Future

Fashion just got serious. The British Fashion Council, Dame Vivienne Westwood and the Mayor of London have joined forces in a campaign to bring...

Suzanne Lee’s Biofabricate, Growing A Better Future

We are big fans of Suzanne Lee. She is the material designing superstar who has brought our attention to components made out of yeast, algae,...

WOMEN IN TECH

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...

The Two Faces Of Smart Textiles, Poetic Exploration vs Engineering Driven

When you think about it, fashion has always been technology. Cutting a piece of cloth and turning it into something functional is an extraordinary technological...
Victoria Geany's Landmark exhibition

Geaney’s Photobacterium Kishitanni, An Exploration of Non-Traditional Materials

Recently we were introduced to Victoria Geaney. A creative who classifies herself as a conceptual designer, Victoria explores the intersections of Fashion, Art, Science...

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...

AR Goggles, Perfect For Snow Sports

Are you a lover of winter sports? Is skiiing or snowboarding your thing? then you will fall head over heels for RideOn goggles. They...
Human Inc

Human Inc’s Headphones: Experimentally Fashionable

With the dust barely settled on the recent announcement of Apple's AirPods there is already a new player on the block confidently tempting consumers to...

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...

Let’s Not Waste the Power of Fashion, Let’s Innovate [Road Trip Series]

Marina Toeters is someone who we have had on our radar for a while now. Educated as a graphic and fashion designer, Marina finished...

Esteban De La Torre, On Technology, Art, Science And Blade Runner 2049

Esteban De La Torre, an audio-visual artist and technologist from Mexico, and Judit Eszter Kárpáti, a textile artist and researcher in the field of e-textile...
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...

‘Audio Shades’ Make You Wear Your Beats And Stay Connected

Imagine yourself looking cool, bopping your head to music and still be able to communicate with others. Although this has been possible for some time, every now...
IBM Watson Hearables

What If IBM’s ‘Watson’ Would End Up In Your Hearables

Remember the movie 'Her' by Spike Jonze? When Joaquin Phoenix fell in love with his Operating System called 'Samantha'? (Voiced by Scarlett Johansson). Well, it might have...

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 Scarfi VR App, Bridging the Gap Between The Physical and Digital Worlds

We recently discovered a new VR app with a difference. Launched exclusively at Westfield London, the Scarfi app was created via a partnership with British...

Huawei Collaborates with Fashion Futurologist

Have you heard? Huawei have teamed up with Dr. Sabine Seymour in a collaboration that will reveal how the integration of technology will transform...

R&D NEWS

Cotton textile covered with nanostructures invisible to the naked eye. Image magnified 200 times.

No More Washing. Shine Some Light On Self-Cleaning Textiles

As technology evolves, the importance of it evolving grows by the day, which means that the choices that we have to approach when solving everyday...
Smart Textiles Wearables

Smart Textiles, Wearable Technologies and the New Industrial Revolution

The rise of smart textile wearables could mean that the industry will be worth over $130 billion by 2025. It is being strengthened by...

Introducing A New Kind Of Intelligent Fabric That Stores Data Like A Hard Disk

Researchers in the Allen School’s Networks & Mobile Systems Lab have come up with a smart fabric that can be used to store passcodes,...

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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