If You Could Change Your Body As Easily As You Would Your Clothes, Would You?

Can you imagine rewriting what has always been? That we are born, we grow up, we age, and then we die. Well, thanks to technological disruption, like implants and robotics, innovators are not only exploring what it means to be human, they...

Mapping Fashion Tech: A Global Outlook

Even though the pandemic-induced shocks are still reverberating through the industry, technology has become the constant, continually opening new doors to industry innovations. It has helped fashion businesses stay in business as all industries continue to battle through the unpredictable pandemic. Forced...

What Lessons Could The Industry Learn From Topshop’s Downfall?

As the world of fashion changes right before our eyes, many die-hard fans are still shocked that high street royalty brand Topshop has fallen into administration. Although they officially confirmed the news in November 2020, rumours had already been spreading that Topshop...

Flora Davidson: “Those who resist change and wait for the ‘return to normal’ may risk not being around long enough to see it.”

When it comes to 2021 predictions for the fashion industry Flora Davidson says: "There is no doubt 2020 was an unusual year - the myriad of Covid-related challenges has made it an exhausting and unpredictable time for many in the fashion industry. What...

Bottega Veneta Gone 404: The Challenge of Maintaining Exclusivity And Still Being Relatable

Who's missing from social media in 2021? Expensive and exclusive Italian label Bottega Veneta, that's who. Bottega Veneta, a heritage brand based in Milan, Italy, has gone "404" on us with absolutely no warning. The luxury fashion house has decided to blackout...

2020, A Year Like No Other, Has Made Fashion Fluent in Accountability & Responsibility

It is hard to believe that 2020 has a silver lining, but it does. Yes, we have been vulnerable and unsure, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. The fact that COVID-19 has forced the fashion industry to rethink how it...

5 Facts You Need To Know About Lenzing’s New Blockchain-Enabled Supply Chain Traceability Platform

Made of TENCELTM or LENZINGTM ECOVEROTM branded fibres, Lenzing is committed to using 100% sustainable and traceable fibres over the next five years. For the decision-makers at Lenzing, transparency is the core part of their business. "Sustainability and traceability are two...

The Downside Of Sustainable Milestones Made By Plant-and-Plastic Hybrids

As the second-largest polluter in the world, after the oil industry, the fashion industry has turned to material innovation as its potential superhero. With pressure to address problems like plastic waste, another route has been introduced. It is one that has led to the...

Avery Dennison: “Transparency is No Longer a ‘nice to have’, it’s Paramount to Business Success.”

Avery Dennison, the global leader in materials science and manufacturing, has released a trend report on “The New Transparency”. The outcomes underline the importance of transparency as a powerful tool capable of giving businesses unprecedented control over their supply chains and their...

How Smart Clothing Poses an Answer to Social Challenges

Smart clothing can measure biometric data almost instinctively and barely noticeable, while the wearer feels comfortable and secure. And, it is worn so close to the body, that it delivers data of exceptional accuracy. We as TNO at Holst Centre use our...