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SMART FABRICS

Technology Meets its Match in the Anti-Surveillance Coat

We recently attended Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven where we came across the Anti-Surveillance coat by Project KOVR. With the ability to block every...

Kassim Denim x Neue Labs: The World’s First Connected Jeans

Denim artisans Kassim, took center stage at Denim Premiere Vision in Paris this week. They were among the cherry picked brands exhibiting at the denim...

CEAM, Invisible Nano Technology Meets Modern Design

Always on the look out for something new in the fashion tech space, it was quite exciting when we were introduced to a new clothing...

RETAIL TECH

The Explosion of Tech Innovation Means It Is Time To Approach Africa With a...

When it comes to the merger of fashion with technology, Africa is usually depicted as a continent with very little innovation. True, it is...

Candice Fragis: “I Won’t Wear Wearables For Wearables Sake”

This morning at Decoded Fashion London I had the pleasure of sitting down with the stylish Candice Fragis, the buying and merchandising director for...

High Street Brand Zara Invests in Technology To Improve Customer Experience

We mentioned, not so long ago, that high street store Zara was joining the retail tech revolution. Well, it is really happening! Such a move by...
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

Stella McCartney x Parley’s Environmentally-Minded Approach to fashion

When one thinks of Stella McCartney, there are 3 words that come to mind; Eco friendly, Meat Free, Sustainability. So it came as no...

Will.i.am’s Sustainable Label Ekocycle Upcycles Using Recycled Materials

Will.i.am is at it again. This is a man on a mission. This time it is all about sustainability. Putting down his wearable hat, for the...
Creative Collaboration

The Interdisciplinary Future of Fashion Technology

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...

WOMEN IN TECH

London Summit 16: Women Changing the Face of Tech

As the countdown begins for London Summit 2016 taking place 13th - 15th April 2016, we find ourselves rather excited at the prospect of meeting the movers 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...

In Her Own Words: CARLY-ANN FERGUS [Women In Tech Series]

On the run up to Women's Day on the 8th March, we are paying homage to 7 women who have made a name for...
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...

Thync, Investing in the Future of Stress Relief Wearables

Did you ever imagine that you will be able to own a wearable that will allow you to shift mental states in minutes? Well,...

Time For a Real Smart Lamp, Meet Fluxo

When your Twitter handle is @WannaBeEdison and your motto is, "Redefining light", it should come as no surprise that I had high expectations when I met...

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...

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...

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...
Hearables

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

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...
Bragi Headphone

Bragi Announces Dash Update, ‘The Headphone’ and IBM Watson Collab

The German startup Bragi, innovation leader of the hearable tech revolution, have announced a new update for the Dash. Plus a new product called 'The Headphone'....

The Doppler Effect What We Built and The Legacy We Will Leave Behind

When I joined Hearables maker Doppler Labs over two years ago, I knew I was about to embark on one of the most important...

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...

Artistic Collaboration Sires Rochambeau’s ‘Born Digital’ Connected Jacket

New York based Rochambeau (French for the popular game rock-paper-scissors) has effortlessly given birth to a handsome jacket. Merging their shared passions of art and design,...
Wayra UK and ASOS Collab in Accelerator Program

ASOS on the Hunt for Innovative Fashion Tech Start-ups

There is a new collab in Fashion Tech city, and it is between online shopping giant ASOS and Wayra UK. The two power houses...

R&D NEWS

Energy Harvesting

Small Metallic Tab Harnesses Body Energy To Produce Power for Wearables

We have written quite a bit about different sources of energy being invented by various scientists. We investigated several energy harvesting applications like fabrics that...
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...

The Convergence of Fashion With Technology Needs Empathy

No matter the problem, keeping things simple can be considered quite an intellectual plan of attack when attempting to work out a complex problem....

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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