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 between traditional fashion industries, and wearable technology innovators. The thing is long-standing fashion houses have yet to embrace technology implementation...

Intelligent Fashion That Can Measure Your Health And Still Be Sustainable

Closed Loop Smart Athleisure Fashion is an initiative based on previous work of Marina Toeters of by-wire.net and Margreet de Kok of the Holst Centre.  A cross-fertilization of ideas, the project has gained attention including being chosen as one of the Top 3 Next Tex Innovations...

MFS2018 Keyhouse, Giving The Textile Traditionalists A Taste of the Future

Munich Fabric Start's Keyhouse has been home to some fashion tech superstars for the past three days. It was the perfect combination of function and textiles which enticed attendees, including Julia Birkenstock, who admitted to us, "I like the Keyhouse because this is the place...

A Glimpse at the Sustainable Brands With One Foot In The Future of Textiles

Munich Fabric Start 2018 is on a mission. Determined to bring textile innovation to the forefront, they have been busy showing their visitors another side of the textile fabrics industry. Working with Sourcebook and also FashNerd.com this season, the international tradeshow has managed to complement the...

Artificial Intelligence, The “Brain Power” Behind Next Generation Smart Textiles

I decided to give a keynote on the merger of Artificial Intelligence with textiles because I believe that A.I. is capable of creating the next wonder material. With the rise of smart textiles creating a fourth industrial revolution for the textiles and fashion industry,...

Exploring the Next Wave Of Smart Garments

Munich Fabric Start
The term 'Smart Garments' might sound shiny and new to the current crop of fashion creatives, but the truth of the matter is that the merger of textile and technology has been operating under the radar in the B2B world for quite some time...

The Denim Industry, At The Intersection Of People, Planet And Purpose

When I attended MUNICH FABRIC START, I was introduced to the BLUEZONE by Panos Sofianos. The BLUEZONE is an independent concept that brings together the most influential international denim community. The BLUEZONE's unique portfolio includes around 100 international companies exhibiting denim products. Some of the...

The Radical Transformation of Smart Textiles

Did you know that Smart Fabrics Textiles is predicted to be worth $130 billion by 2025? This is in 7 years folks, that's right 7 years. Although the term smart fabrics might sound shiny and new to the current crop of fashion creatives, the...

Munich Fabric Start’s Keyhouse Hosts Next Tex Curated By Sourcebook

Munich Fabric Start Keyhouse Next Tex curated by Source Book
Like any trade show those who attend always intend to visit all the stands, but the truth of the matter is that, it is not always possible when you are working against the clock. It makes no difference that Munich Fabric Start spans over...

MICROFACTORY: The Industry is Changing, Are You?

Manufacturing
Set against the backdrop of MUNICH FABRIC START, is MICROFACTORY. It is the brainchild of several companies who have joined forces to form an interlocking solution. Coordinated by DITF (Deutsche Institute für Deutsche Textil- und Faserforschung), the MICROFACTORY is all about providing the garment industry with a...