French Startup Heuritech Wants To Help Fashion Brands Make Clothes That Customers Want

Before the internet, fashion trend forecasters travelled to remote corners of the world to closely document sartorial choices of resident micro-communities. This allowed them to identify the next big fashion trend. Now skip forward to the social media age where such micro-communities...

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 Role That Technology and AI Plays In The Rise Of Digital Doppelgängers

I recently read an article that had me asking, "Is it going to be fashionable to tap into the digital afterlife of an ex-employee?". The write-up referenced a report that stated; for a large organisation, it can take an average of 28 weeks for...

Designing for Smart Fabrics: Deciding What to Design

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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 clothing, and other handicrafts out of fabric and textiles. I spoke with Jen Kot, a professional engineer who makes her...

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...

Can Smart Rings Be More Than Just Another Notifications Device?

2015 was the year of the smart ring. Many of us who have been intimate with the likes of Neyya, Oura, Vinaya, Ringly and Moodmetric, have accepted that this nifty device will never overshadow smartwatches and smart bands. This is mainly due to the limited compact...

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...

Explosion of Technology Transforming The Way We Shop

We get a ripple of excitement when we think about how the explosion of technology has been transforming the way we shop. This global guilty pleasure is evolving at a faster rate than ever before. Not only do we have a mental tick list that can involve questions...

Consumers Demand For Fashion and Performance in WearableTech Grows

Consumers demand for fashion and performance in wearabletech grows according to a new survey conducted by global research company Lightspeed GMI in April 2015. More people are expecting fashion and performance when it comes to their wearable tech. Sounds promising? Well the downside of this is...

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 disabilities to overcome their daily hurdles, assistive technology is playing a significant role in giving back with impressive wearables such...