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Is Early Adoption of Blockchain Technology Advisable?

Earlier this year, Gartner, Inc. predicted that 90% of Blockchain-based supply chain initiatives would experience ‘Blockchain Fatigue’ by 2023. It was a survey that explored the role that technology plays in supply chains and how supply chain organisations leverage technology for competitive advantage. It also explored the changing views on how best to exploit technology […]

Vollebak, Taking Environmental Clothing To The Next Level

Clothing tech company Vollebak have come up with a new material that could positively change how the fashion industry deals with its waste.  Founded by twin brothers Nick and Steve Tidball, Vollebak is well known for using science and technology, to disrupt the smart textile world. Famously, the founders once followed in the footsteps of […]

5 Women Reinventing Fabric Technologies for the Textile Industry

Widely adopted by various industries and predicted to be worth $130 billion by 2025, the textiles industry is evolving. It is becoming smarter, thanks to technology. Innovation has introduced us to tech wonders like, fabric that can protect us in ways we never imagined, new materials that can be grown in labs and sustainable ways […]

What fashion brands must know before launching an eCommerce brand

Forrester reports that 27% of all fashion sales are now online, a sign that the standards for retail are changing. Apparel brands are triumphing in the eCommerce space by accounting for over a quarter of the top 1,000 internet retailers. When it comes to fashion brands, it’s also noteworthy that mobile commerce is making a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

More Than Hype, AI Takes the Guessing Out of Fashion

According to Juniper Research, global retail spending on AI will grow to $7.3 billion per year by 2022, up by 5 billion, from an estimated $2 billion in 2018.  Driven by the promise of improved margins, Juniper expects over 325,000 retailers to adopt AI technology. Artificial Intelligence (AI)  has been around for a while but […]

Can Direct-to-Consumer Fix Fashion’s Broken Supply Chain?

Manufacturing Insights prophesies that “by the end of 2020, 50% of all manufacturing supply chains will have the capability to enable direct-to-consumption shipments and home delivery.” It is a prediction that sounds plausible, especially since the idea of “see now, buy now” seems ideal, but why is it that brands, like ex-Jimmy Choo CEO Tamara […]

How Fashion Brands can Spot (and Stay Ahead of) Microtrends

As social media and influencer marketing continues to drive the fashion industry forward, it is key for brands to be able to spot microtrends before their competitors. Microtrends are can last anywhere from 3-5 years and can emerge virtually overnight. If you’re quick to spot micro trends, you can monetize on them for a longer […]