Let’s Not Waste the Power of Fashion, Let’s Innovate [Road Trip Series]

Marina Toeters is someone who we have had on our radar for a while now. Educated as a graphic and fashion designer, Marina finished her Master of Art cum laude at MaHKU Utrecht before gaining a reputation as one of the talents successfully bridging the...

Read, Watch, Listen To The Voices Quenching The Thirst for Fashion Tech Knowledge

As the merger of fashion and technology advances forward, there is a growing demand from the early adopters, the curious and the fashion tech community to be kept well informed of any interesting developments in this space. From start ups making a difference to...

Wilmink’s WiseWear, Definitely Not Tech for Tech’s Sake

A few weeks ago we had a very interesting conversation with the founder of WiseWear, Gerald J. Wilmink. The three of us, Jerry, Mano and myself, talked in depth about the role that innovation and design plays when it comes to developing a fashionable...

Aniela Hoitink, Creative Designer, Brilliant Scientist and Driven Engineer [Roadtrip Series]

Our road trip series begins in the company of founder of Neffa, the talented designer Aniela Hoitink. An advocate of distinctiveness, Aniela firmly believes that individuality in people and materials are the elements that make the world a special place. As part of our road trip series, we...

Rana Nakhal Solset on Bridging the Gap Between Luxury & Function

Emel + Aris has been on our radar for quite a while now. Founded in 2015 to bridge the gap between fashion and function, Emel + Aris is a life-enhancing ‘wearable technology’ brand that continues to grace our 'Ones to Watch' list. So it...

ŌURA’s Kari Kivelä Holistic Approach To Research, Design and Science

For a while now, we have had Finnish company ŌURA in our sights. We were introduced to the smart, health-monitoring ring after at The Wearable Tech show.  Designed to suit both women and men, we found ourselves drawn to the consumer tech company's handsome piece of...

Madison Maxey, Creatively Taking Smart Fabrics Beyond The LED Dress

FashNerd.com managing editor Mano ten Napel had the pleasure of getting to know Madison Maxey over a cup coffee in Amsterdam. The Brooklyn based smart fabric engineer had flown to The Netherlands to speak about smart textiles at The Next Web. On meeting her, Mano later...

NYFW: Sylvia Heisel on Sustainability, Functionality and Wearability

Sylvia Heisel
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 Heisel.  The early adopter of wearable technology is not about the trends, instead she is all about the movement of combining sustainability, functionality and...

3D Printing Pioneer Janne Kyttänen’s New Mission

Janne Kyttanen
For the past fifteen years, Janne Kyttänen has dedicated his career to promoting 3D printing for the consumer market. As founder of Freedom Of Creation, his revolutionary designed objects, lifestyle accessories and fashion pieces have been bought by leading design musea, like Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, MoMa and FIT...

Daniel Hirschmann: “Technology is not Creating a YouTube Video”

In the words of Zoolander, #KidTech is so hot right now! That is why it was so great to take a pause from the hum drum of Retail Tech conversation and dive head first into the world of Technology Will Save Us. Founded by Bethany...