Monday, February 19, 2018

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SMART FABRICS

HyperFace, A ‘Smart Textile’ Collection Designed To Protect Your Privacy

Sometimes it seems like the advancement of technology knows no bounds. Unfortunately, with such incredible milestones comes great pitfalls. The most controversial pitfall being privacy. Last year...

Groundbreaking Method Found For Recycling Blend Textiles into New Fibres

One year into the partnership, between the non-profit H&M Foundation and The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) has resulted in...
Cotton textile covered with nanostructures invisible to the naked eye. Image magnified 200 times.

No More Washing. Shine Some Light On Self-Cleaning Textiles

As technology evolves, the importance of it evolving grows by the day, which means that the choices that we have to approach when solving everyday...

RETAIL TECH

3D Fashion: 3D Body Scanning Meets Real Apparel World

Yesterday, Fung Global & Retail Tech published a good review of the 3D-scanning companies, whose technology can be used to scan fashion retail customers...

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...

Subconscious Shopping: Step Into eBay’s ‘Inspiration Zone’

Curated in partnership with Saatchi Art, eBay has opened the first subconscious shopping experience. Launched in a revolutionary new concept space in Central London, the...
Wearables

kate spade’s New Touchscreen SmartWatch, Designed For The Fashion Forward

The kate spade brand can easily be described as, versatile, multi-functional and playful. A firm favourite among the fashion tribe, the label has been...

SUSTAINABILITY

Could Joaquin Phoenix ‘Wear Vegan’ Campaign Change Attitudes Towards Vegan Wool?

Dressed in a wool suit designed by Brave GentleMan, Phoenix makes a statement during NYFW this season. If you, like Joaquin Phoenix, believe that “Wool...
Sylvia Heisel

NYFW: Sylvia Heisel on Sustainability, Functionality and Wearability

With so much going on during New York Fashion Week, we made it our mission to find a moment to have a chat with Sylvia...

Stella McCartney: Is Sustainability In Danger of Becoming a One-Off Trend?

In honor of Fashion Week, we have decided to take a closer look at Fashion’s favourite darling and sustainability advocate Stella McCartney. When one thinks...

WOMEN IN TECH

Billie Whitehouse of Wearable X Talks About Startup Life, Smart Apparel & Wellness Technology

Evolving technology has dovetailed with the health and wellness boom, bringing us wearable tech that counts our steps, tracks our heart rate, and even...

Liz Salcedo, The Beautiful Science Behind Everpurse

Liz Salcedo and her husband are the powerhouse behind Everpurse. Everpurse are handbags that have been designed to successfully integrate technology and fashion. We think their...
Victoria Geany's Landmark exhibition

Geaney’s Photobacterium Kishitanni, An Exploration of Non-Traditional Materials

Recently we were introduced to Victoria Geaney. A creative who classifies herself as a conceptual designer, Victoria explores the intersections of Fashion, Art, Science...

CAT Clutch, This Season’s Conversation Starter

Fabulously out there, the CAT clutch is a funky creation by Al and Erin Linke. Fashionably fun, the stand out clutch is a definite...

Technology Meets its Match in the Anti-Surveillance Coat

We recently attended Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven where we came across the Anti-Surveillance coat by Project KOVR. With the ability to block every...

Air by crazybaby’s Cutting-edge Technology Brings The Sound From The Future

We all crave truly effortless technology, something that Air by crazybaby (NANO) promises to deliver. Offering an unbridled listening experience, the Air (NANO) is available in...

The Man Behind The Wearable Guru

We meet the innovative man behind The Wearable Guru. Mano ten Napel has contributed to wired.com, and is leaping into the world of wearables with...

Matt Drinkwater, Staying Ahead of the Fashion Tech Curve

Usually found on stage talking about the convergence of fashion and technology, we managed to pencil in a meeting with Matthew Drinkwater at the Department of Coffee and Social...

Designer Julia Marina Cunha On The Importance of Assistive Technology

Young and innovative, Julia Marina Cunha is the person behind the technologically smart hearing device OH, a concept designed for those who are hard of...
Hearables

Doppler Labs’ Demise; The Randomness Factor, And Why Hardware is Hard

In a time where consumer adoption of smart earbuds is rising, one would think that it would be smooth sailing for a hearables startup....

Will The New iPhone 7 Come With Hearables?

As Apple sends out invites for their next Apple Event taking place in Cupertino at its campus on 21st March 2016, we are again left wondering...

Smart Assistant Alexa in Bragi’s Dash and Dash Pro is Now Live

German startup Bragi, have come a long way since their successful Kickstarter campaign, back in February 2014, gained support from 15,998 backers who pledged...

Printed Circuitry Makes Sleeker Wearables

Armor is a new prototype created by two New York startups, The Crated and Strong Arm Technologies. The collaboration introduces a new type of...

Tango, Salsa & Disco, The New Fashionable Tech

Calling all tech lovers with magpie tendencies. The trendy BaubleBar and the health conscious Jawbone have come together to create beautiful modern accessories for the...
Munich Fabric Start

Exploring the Next Wave Of Smart Garments

The term 'Smart Garments' might sound shiny and new to the current crop of fashion creatives, but the truth of the matter is that...

R&D NEWS

Panasonic Unveils Bendable Twistable & Flexible Battery For Wearables

From a fashion tech point of view, it seems like things are not getting 'better by the year' for the Consumer Technology Show (CES) in...
Energy Harvesting

Small Metallic Tab Harnesses Body Energy To Produce Power for Wearables

We have written quite a bit about different sources of energy being invented by various scientists. We investigated several energy harvesting applications like fabrics that...

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...

FASHNERD CONTRIBUTORS

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...

Why The Fashion Industry Needs To Get More Artificial

The past few years of technological advances have led us on a collision course – a merging of couture and computing. The industry has...
Blockchain

Could Blockchain Be The New Internet?

NEW YORK CITY—On a recent Thursday evening, I ascended a metal staircase at Galvanize, a sleek event space on the western fringes of Manhattan’s...