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TOP 3 TAKEAWAYS FROM “THE LEAD”

Conferences addressing the dire need for massive shifts in the fashion industry are growing. One such series of conferences called The Lead “bridges the fashion & retail industry with the global Silicon Valley,” according to the company’s website. It focuses “on the sweet spot in the fashion, retail and technology markets where innovation is shifting […]

5 Technologies Reshaping The Supply Chain For Tomorrow’s Digital Economy

It is predicted that 75 million wearables will permeate the workplace by 2020. MHI, the largest material handling, logistics and supply chain association, expects 70% of facilities to adopt wearable technology in the next five years.  So it does not come as a surprise that an intelligent, automated, connected supply chain represents a vision for […]

CircularID, A New Global Standard Set By Fashion’s Decision Makers

A new standard has been set by the big guns of the fashion industry. Partnering up for the greater good, they have found a way to make it possible for a garment to have a unique digital identity that stays with the clothing throughout its lifecycle. Accelerating the Circular Economy By Making Longer-lasting Products Devised […]

The Top Sustainable Fashion Events to Attend this Summer

Mark your calendars! The Fashinnovation Summer Edition is being held on September 4th in New York City. It’s a great opportunity for New Yorkers and anyone interested in connecting with top-level sustainability experts and fashion innovators from around the world. The conference’s lineup of speakers will cover topics including tech, ethics, empowerment, sustainable fabrics, accelerator […]

IIoT and the Connected Fashion Shopfloor

In 2018, Niall Murphy, Co-Founder & CEO of Evrythng, spoke at the Stockholm Fashion Tech Talks about how smart fashion was poised to disrupt the apparel industry. This was not limited to just the world of wearables. He said that the Internet of Things (IoT) wasn’t restricted to connected cars or smart homes, but had […]

Additive Manufacturing, Revolutionarily Changing The Fashion Industry

When it comes to manufacturing, the fashion industry cannot deny that there is no time like the present to take positive action. Change is being made possible thanks to the rapid rise in technological advancements. We are witnessing the manufacturing industry’s overall mindset slowly move towards accommodating lower volume production of high-added value, innovative, customizable […]

Garments M.D.: Qualified to Give a Snapshot of Wearer’s Health

Can you imagine if your clothes were capable of letting you know that you are unwell? This is something that could become a possibility very soon, thanks to Dr. Jessica Wade, a research associate at Imperial College London’s Faculty of Natural Sciences. She is determined to make our passive clothes a thing of the past […]

UN Forestry for Fashion

Some of you may know by now that I love (double-certified) wood-based fabrics. (They are so soft!) I am grateful to have connected with an amazing woman, Leonie Meier, at the Forestry and Timber Section of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), who far out-nerds me when it comes to her depth of […]

How Tech can Help Fashion Brands Reduce Waste

Fashion has long been among one of the more wasteful industries on the planet. A recent survey showed that the average American will toss out 81 pounds of clothing each year, which amounts to 26 billion pounds of textiles that end up in landfills.  This alarming amount of waste is composed of not only final […]

A Sustainable Supply Chain Begins With Corporate Transparency & Consumer Responsibility

Needless pollution caused by the fashion industry has been a hot topic of conversation for a while now. It has brought about the kind of pressure from conscious consumers that has driven significant fashion brands to take  sustainability seriously. More and more fashion companies are cleaning up their image by adopting a much greener approach […]