Does Retail Tech & Fashion Tech Go Hand in Hand?

The Fashion Week season has so far been more about being digital than Fashion Tech. We can count on one hand, maybe two, the designers that have so far shown us how they have seamlessly integrated technology in their SS16 collections. A pattern I have noticed...

Buying into Sustainable Fashion To Dye For!

Did you know that one plain cotton t-shirt requires 2700 litres of water, and a third of a pound of chemicals to produce? The fact that everyone's favourite classic tee is created using chemicals that end up contaminating our water supply certainly gives us food for...

Translating Technology – Striking The Balance Is Key

Translating Technology
As technology continues to become more complex it becomes even more important to explain it in a way people can understand. If you make it too simple people will not understand the true value – too complex and they will not understand anything about...

Hierarchy Existence, Et Tu Fashion Tech?

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR "We all know that fashion has a reputation as a fickle field, but will fashion tech follow in its footsteps? We can only hope not as the intersection of technology and fashion takes prominence in the craftsmanship of our connected lives. As...

The Smart Contact Lens Evolves As Researchers Develop A Prototype that Detects an Array of Health Conditions

Everyone knows that technology and health has been making beautiful music together for a while now. As innovation advances, the evolution of health wearables introduce us to a bio-sensing smart lens that can detect an array of health conditions. Researchers from Oregon State University have introduced...

Has The Fashion Industry Hijacked Wearable Technology?

Could 2015 be considered the year that the fashion industry commandeered the wearable technology world or was it that technology was no longer leaving fashion behind? I think it all comes down to strategy. The fashion industry has come to realise that fashion tech is where it's...

Optical Lens Technology Has Its Eye on Us

Optical Lens Technology Has Its Eye on Us
We previously wrote an article about a new type of contact lens that had the ability to magnify objects 2.8 times.  Engineered at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland, the fine-tuned prototype boasted a 1.55mm-thick contact lens that featured a very thin reflective...

When The Internet Of Things Becomes The Internet Of Voice (Part 1)

Internet Of Voice
Forget the Internet of Things (IoT) - it’s a bubble. The majority of products currently claiming to be IoT devices are just the same, vertical Machine to Machine (M2M) products we’ve always had, but taking the opportunity to benefit from a rebrand. Most of the...

FinTech and Africa – A Promising Love Story

When I started my ‘’African journey’’ three years ago I was soon told by industry leaders that the first mistake made by new entrants was to perceive Africa as a single country. With over 50 countries, more than 1000 different languages, a population of...

Which Is The Lesser of Two Evils, Dumping Plastic or Reusing It In Fabric?

We all know that plastic is currently a big problem. It never breaks down. When dumped in landfills it ends up releasing heavy metals into our soil and groundwater. That is why when we heard about brands reusing plastic to create fabric we got...