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Munich Fabric Start Keyhouse Next Tex curated by Source Book

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

Like any trade show those who attend always intend to visit all the stands, but the truth of the matter is that, it is...

Suzanne Lee’s Biofabricate, Growing A Better Future

We are big fans of Suzanne Lee. She is the material designing superstar who has brought our attention to components made out of yeast, algae,...

Twistron Yarnology Generates Power When Stretched

There is no denying it, a lot of innovation is taking place in the field of smart textiles. That is why we were super...

RETAIL TECH

Cashless on the Catwalk, Gadgetry or Innovation?

With 1 day and 17 hours remaining before London Fashion Week begins, we are naturally buzzing with excitement to see what the designers will...

Tim Cook: “I don’t think there is any sector or industry that will...

In a sit-down interview with Lauren Indvik, Tim Cook talked about a future of convenience, where shopping is shaped by the world of augmented reality...

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...
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

TED x Whitehall: “Don’t tell me fashion is frivolous” -Frances Corner

What do you wear if you’re going to meet the Head of London College of Fashion? In this TEDTalks video Professor Frances Corner discusses...

CSF, Reflecting & Re-enforcing Patterns of Excessive Consumption & Disconnection

A few months ago I was invited to be part of a Fashion Debates panel. Hosted by founder Olivia Pinnock,  she introduced me to...

Will.i.am’s Sustainable Label Ekocycle Upcycles Using Recycled Materials

Will.i.am is at it again. This is a man on a mission. This time it is all about sustainability. Putting down his wearable hat, for the...

WOMEN IN TECH

The Doppler Effect What We Built and The Legacy We Will Leave Behind

When I joined Hearables maker Doppler Labs over two years ago, I knew I was about to embark on one of the most important...

In Her Own Words: CARLY-ANN FERGUS [Women In Tech Series]

On the run up to Women's Day on the 8th March, we are paying homage to 7 women who have made a name for...

Getting To Know Kristina Dimitrova

We were excited when Kristina Dimitrova accepted our invitation to be interviewed for FashNerd's  Q&A. As founder/CEO of Interlaced we looked forward to hearing what she...

ZENTA Wearable Bracelet, Inspired by Humans, Perfected by Science

They teased us with their secret whispers. They told us it was coming and today, on the 1st of June 2016, it has arrived,...

AR Goggles, Perfect For Snow Sports

Are you a lover of winter sports? Is skiiing or snowboarding your thing? then you will fall head over heels for RideOn goggles. They...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Will Artificial Intelligence Save The “Stagnant Wearables Market”?

A recent report predicts that Artificial Intelligence is set to help the wearables market grow 376% in 2017. Outlining how AI powered wearables will...
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....
Fitness Tracker

Fitbit Reigns Supreme at Wareable Tech Awards 2017

Last night we attended the Wareable Tech Awards 2017 in association with Currys PC World. The invite-only event took place at Shoreditch Town Hall, London,...

Stella McCartney x Parley’s Environmentally-Minded Approach to fashion

When one thinks of Stella McCartney, there are 3 words that come to mind; Eco friendly, Meat Free, Sustainability. So it came as no...

Anouk Wipprecht x Somfy Curational Project, 2016 ‘The Art of Motion’

Dutch-born designer Anouk Wipprecht who is famous for her Spider Dress and Smoke Dress is collaborating with Somfy on something a little bit different. Past...
Balaclava, Fashion Tech, Wearables

Game Changing High-Tech Yarn Heats Things Up For Athletes

When you think of the word balaclava, it does not really conjure up the words 'fashionable' and 'stylish' but researchers from Nottingham Trent University...

R&D NEWS

Wearable Technology Is Getting Flexible On Us

For years, universities and research and development departments have been trying to develop a material containing transistors that are stretchable. Some have even succeeded in...
Project Kino

Miniature Wearable Robots To Spice Up Your Fashion Style

If you think common places where you would find robots are manufacturing plants, operating rooms, or homes, you are in for a surprise. The...
Autonomous Flying Cars

The Future of Transport: Autonomous Cars & Autonomous Flying Cars

Transportation has evolved drastically in the last decade. Autonomous cars, which existed only in science fiction movies, might just be around the corner. 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...

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