Monday, February 19, 2018

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SMART FABRICS

VitroLabs, Slaughter-free Luxury Textiles Designed to Make A Sustainable Impact

In 2018 we plan to keep our eye on the out-of-this-world innovations coming out of VitroLabs. Why you might ask. Well they are currently developing...

Ground-Breaking Nanotechnology, The Optimal Solution for Fashion And Textile Companies

Among all the innovation brought to our attention during #FASHIONTECH Berlin, there was one company that stood out for us, Acanthurus GmbH. They were...
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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...

RETAIL TECH

With The Retail Tech Space Showing So Much Potential, How did Style.com Fail?

If you type in Style.com, you are instantly redirected to Farfetch. Did you know that? I did not. Curious to why, I did some...

LOOMIA’s Groundbreaking Blockchain Technology Adopted by Traditional L.L.Bean

I would never have thought that a 100-year-old traditional company like L.L.Bean had it in them to ever give blockchain technology a look in....

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...
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

Sustainable Shoes

Sustainable Shoes Designed With Plant Based Alternative Algae

When we heard that one pair of VIVOBAREFOOT x Bloom algae shoes returns 57 gallons of clean water to habitat, we had to find...
Chanel’s ‘eco-couture’ SS16

Sustainable Fashion, Giving Us Less Hippie & More Haute

Sustainable designers are not only the new kids on the block, they are the talent breathing new life into the eco-friendly movement. Besides eco-warrior Stella McCartney and...

Heisel x Taylor: Best Way to Predict the Future is to Invent it

Everyone knows who Sylvia Heisel is. The early adopter of wearable technology is one of the most recognised pioneers of Fashion Technology. She is...

WOMEN IN TECH

CES2018: JunYi Liu, The Female Tech Powerhouse Behind Bone-conduction Audio Specs

Smart glasses are gaining momentum in the wearable tech space. The latest specs, presented at CES2018, come from ECHO Music. Promising to offer the...

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...

LOOMIA’s Groundbreaking Blockchain Technology Adopted by Traditional L.L.Bean

I would never have thought that a 100-year-old traditional company like L.L.Bean had it in them to ever give blockchain technology a look in....
Omate Yumi

Yumi Smiles Away The Fear of Another SmartHome Internet Attack

In a time where it's safe to say that the Internet of Things has lost its innocence, smartwatch brand Omate have come up with the...

CAT Clutch, This Season’s Conversation Starter

Fabulously out there, the CAT clutch is a funky creation by Al and Erin Linke. Fashionably fun, the stand out clutch is a definite...

Be In The Know With Uno

Meet Uno, the first wearable to use Spritz, which is a new reading compression technology that enables one touch reading. Want to be part of this...

Rana Nakhal Solset on Bridging the Gap Between Luxury & Function

Emel + Aris has been on our radar for quite a while now. Founded in 2015 to bridge the gap between fashion and function,...

The Fashionable Genius Behind Made With Gloves

This week, we are a taking a moment for a Q&A with the multi-talented Michelle Hua, Founder & Director of Made With Glove Ltd,...

Carnise McIntosh, Styling Up The Tote

Women who adore handbags are soon going to be spoilt for choice with the introduction of the Leoht handbag. It is a tech bag...
Fitness Tracker

Fitbit Reigns Supreme at Wareable Tech Awards 2017

Last night we attended the Wareable Tech Awards 2017 in association with Currys PC World. The invite-only event took place at Shoreditch Town Hall, London,...

OH, The Stylish Hearable That Could Diminish The Stigma Associated With Hearing Aids

Hearables represent more than the latest music listening earbuds; they can also be technologically smart hearing devices for those who are hard of hearing...

Peripherii, Harnessing The Power Of Whispering Notifications Into Your Ear

When it comes to hearables, the earbuds vs earrings debate has just got exciting, thanks to Peripherii. The brainchild of NY-based fashion tech startup Peripherii...

Omate x Nanoblock Smartwatch, Offering A New Frontier of Digital Parenting

Omate x Nanoblock smartwatch will debut at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year. The new wearable tech for children will be demoed at...

Take a Flutter With A Skirt Controlled By Your Brainwaves

Imagine a garment that reacts to your brainwaves. I know, I know, it all sounds a bit science fiction, but New York based wearable...
Huawei Watch Jewel

The Huawei Watch Jewel, The Best Smart Watch for Women?

Driven by demand for more female focused smart watches, Huawei, in collaboration with Swarovski, launched the stylishly feminine Huawei Watch Jewel and Elegant smart...

R&D NEWS

Soft Wearable Robotic Glove Made With Empathy, Science and Assistive Technology

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), around 15% of the world's population are physically impaired to some degree. In order for those with...

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...

Deutsche Telekom x Lufthansa: The Future of Smarter Flying Starts Now

The collaboration between Deutsche Telekom and Lufthansa has been centred on their need to make flying smarter by embracing fashion tech and other smart...

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...