Crowdfunding Platforms, It’s Time For An Upgrade, Stat

Do any of you remember Ear-O-Smart? Their campaign hit the headlines back in 2016 and was covered by the likes of Forbes.com, CBC News, Wareable and the BBC. Ear-O-Smart got the kind of attention that ensured that their crowdfunding campaign got...

Memory Wool Fabric With Super Abilities To Change Shape On Command

Can you imagine a smart material that can be pre-programmed? It will have reversible shape memory which means that it will be able to hold a particular shape and when modified, it will change. Sounds a bit science fiction, but the Harvard...

Fashion Tech: IoClothes Founder Ben Cooper Launches “30 in 30” Free Video Series

A great way to start a relationship is by giving. It is an understanding that paves the way when you are building a community and are looking for growth that makes a difference. With the inevitable expansion of the wearable tech and smart textile...

Banks are Becoming Fashion Tech Ambassadors as Payment Wearables Popularity Surges

Payment Wearables
Imagine leaving your bank card at home, purposely. How would you pay for a cup of coffee, transportation, or dinner with friends? Well, thanks to advancing payment technology it is now possible to pay your bill with something unassuming like a keyring,...

Opening The Unknown Door to the Future of Fashion

Innovation in retail — particularly in fashion retail — is quite a challenge, isn't it? Steps taken towards digitalization of brick-and-mortar have been hesitant and have not become mainstream, as mentioned in previous articles. Here, I finally want to explore what exactly...

Scientists, Artists and Designers’ Exploration of Powering Up Our Wearables

Wearables
Technology has come a long way when it comes to small and flexible batteries and new protocols like Bluetooth Low Energy. As new technologies continue to be developed, a new generation of batteries to power them is emerging, resulting in wearables becoming more efficient,...

Why FashionTech fails? Part I: Legacy

For the last 10 years, we've been watching the leaps and dives of the Fashion Tech industry primarily through the lens of retail projects, and some of them really did become unicorns: e-commerce is experiencing a boom, there are flash sales all...

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...

The Time for Fashion Schools And Tech Companies To Collaborate Is Now

Even if you walk into the world's best fashion schools, you are most likely going to experience a time warp. By this, I mean that students are still being taught approaches and the techniques of making a garment that seems post WW2, whilst the...

How to Implement Artificial Intelligence in Fashion Retail

Defined as a technology that has the ability of computers or machines to perform tasks that are typically human, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a technology that is developing rapidly. As it continues to advance, now is the perfect time for fashion brands...