Digital Product Passports for textiles: What businesses should know Dec. 16, 2023, 9:13 p.m.
The textile and garment industry is regularly cited as one of the worst offenders for overlooking sustainability and creating waste. It releases 1.2 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, more than the shipping and aviation industry combined, and accounts for approximately 10 per cent of global carbon emissions and is the third largest industrial polluter in the world, after oil and agriculture. On top of that, it is estimated that 92 million tonnes of textile waste is generated annually on a global scale. At the current pace, that number is expected to grow to 134 million tonnes by 2030.
TrusTrace joins the Trace4Value project, improving circular traceability in fashion Dec. 16, 2023, 9:07 p.m.
Traceability is fast becoming a regulatory reality in many industries, from construction to battery manufacturing, in an effort to increase sustainability and circularity, trace source materials, close material recycling loops, and formalise material end-of-life management over time.
Could Web3 Kill The Need For Fashion School? Dec. 2, 2023, 1:32 p.m.
As someone who has invested a small fortune into an art school (specifically, fashion school) education, imagine the fascination at the potential capacity for Web3 platforms to bypass the need for art school altogether. Or, the even more shocking concept that Web3 holds the potential to render university education as the anomaly, not the norm.
Managing moods with Mudo Labs Nov. 18, 2023, 4:02 p.m.
A pocket-sized device designed to help manage our moods by unlocking the power of all-natural essential oils, The Beem marries acupressure with aromachology or the science of scents, to offer stressed, frazzled, fatigued or even anxious users an instant elevation in mood. These meticulously researched botanicals are inspired by Asian healing traditions and come in cartridges that are slipped into a slender pen-like device.
La bague, futur objet connecté à la mode ? Aug. 6, 2023, 5:44 p.m.
Pour l'utilisateur, porter une bague connectée présente plusieurs avantages. D'abord, elle pourrait s'avérer plus précise dans les mesures liées à la santé et au sommeil qu'une montre, souvent moins bien ajustée. D'autre part, elle est aussi beaucoup plus discrète et personne ne ferait la différence entre un bijou classique et un appareil de mesure aussi sophistiqué.
What Is A Wearable Computer? Definition And How They're Used July 27, 2023, 4:46 p.m.
The wearable computer is your gateway to a dynamic and liberating experience, offering a perfect blend of style and substance. Gone are the days of bulky gadgets and cumbersome accessories. Today, wearable computers have emerged as the epitome of technological elegance, effortlessly elevating your lifestyle.
Balena partners with designer July 27, 2023, 4:44 p.m.
To create the unique 3D printed slides, Shukman used Balena’s BioCir, the fashion industry’s first fully compostable and biodegradable elastomer. This collaboration is a milestone where fashion, technology and environmental awareness meet, ushering in a new era of sustainable design. Kitty’s artistic vision for slides and Balena’s expertise in bioplastic materials combine to create a truly remarkable design that is circular yet striking.
Meet Lacoste's new virtual boutique and NFT loyalty program July 27, 2023, 4:43 p.m.
Lacoste is setting the pace this summer by unveiling a unique online shopping venture. The French fashion powerhouse has partnered with Emperia, a leading retail technology firm, to open a novel virtual store. This cutting-edge online boutique isn’t just a regular e-commerce platform; it’s an immersive shopping journey that comes with a sizzling twist for Lacoste’s UNDW3 NFT pass holders.
The influence of clothing on first impressions: Rapid and positive responses to minor changes in male attire July 27, 2023, 4:32 p.m.
The influence of clothing on first impressions: Rapid and positive responses to minor changes in male attire - Author: Neil Howlett, Karen Pine, Ismail Orakçıoğlu, Ben Fletche
The Psychology of Clothing, Part II July 27, 2023, 4:30 p.m.
In the first part of this series, we looked at how clothing shapes your behavior, based on how you dress. In this article, we’ll look at how your clothing shapes others’ behavior toward you. Once you understand how you can influence others with your appearance, you can use it as part of your image arsenal to get what you want in life.
The Psychology of Clothing, Part I July 27, 2023, 4:30 p.m.
If our eyes are “the window to our souls,” as Shakespeare said, then how we dress is like a wide-screen TV to our self-esteem. You can tell a lot about others by how they dress and present themselves, and a look around any crowd today tells you that most people are NOT happy campers. Depression, anxiety, self-loathing, a need to fit in – it’s all on display, 24/7. Freud would have a field day; he was always a fastidious dresser.
Sustainability In Fashion June 28, 2023, 3:42 p.m.
At the interlock of sustainability, data and profitability, the fashion industry has an opportunity – and a duty – to drive value and create change. Regulations, consumer pressure and the climate crisis are forcing businesses to reexamine value creation and risk. Our 2023 report simplifies ESG by identifying 12 key action areas for transformation aligned to fashion’s value chain.
New Nanotattoos Don’t Need Batteries or Wires June 20, 2023, 9:08 p.m.
The devices’ wireless communications rely on the creation of electrical signals from piezoelectric activity, made possible as the tattoos change shape, which converts mechanical energy into electrical energy. The tattoos’ wireless networking infrastructure uses a smartphone to bounce signals off the tattoo and receive data, with a broadband modem as a helper device.
Les NFT sont morts, vive les NFT June 1, 2023, 4:43 p.m.
Malgré un crypto-marché en berne, des irréductibles geeks croient encore et toujours que les NFT, c’est le futur. La résistance s’organise autour de la NFT Factory, nouvelle galerie d'art en plein Paris.
L'intelligence artificielle libère une valeur sans précédent pour les marques de mode June 1, 2023, 3:37 p.m.
Ces liquidations et mises en redressement judiciaire illustrent les difficultés d’un marché confronté à de profondes mutations. Pour survivre et croître, les marques de mode doivent innover. Bonne nouvelle, les nouvelles technologies leur permettent désormais de gagner en agilité, en rapidité et en productivité, au bénéfice de leur performance globale. L’intelligence artificielle l’illustre parfaitement.
How Augmented Reality Is Changing The World Of Marketing For Brands May 9, 2023, 2:38 p.m.
AR has already showcased its capability to deliver unique interactions for users, allowing brands across all industries to connect to the next generation of consumers with a simple tap into their mobile devices
The Future of Fashion: Self-Repairing Clothes Made of Fungus May 9, 2023, 11:17 a.m.
Researchers have developed a new wearable material made from the root-like threads of fungi, which has the potential to be used as a self-repairing alternative to leather.
[LPM-4] The future of fashion for GenZ: Personalization & curation with AI Assistance May 7, 2023, 1:45 p.m.
In the last few years, the fashion industry has experienced a remarkable transformation due to the influence of the younger generation, colloquially known as Generation Z or GenZ. These individuals, born in the mid-to-late 1990s and early 2000s, are digital natives characterized by their inclination towards personalization, self-expression, and sustainability. They seek exclusive experiences that cater to their specific needs and interests, and the fashion industry is no exception. As highlighted by a study conducted by Accenture, a notable consultancy firm, an overwhelming majority of consumers, 91%, have expressed their preference to purchase from brands that provide relevant offers and recommendations that align with their preferences.
RFID-powered self-checkout solution launched for fashion retailers April 28, 2023, 1:58 p.m.
Teamwork Commerce, a global retail management software provider with headquarters in Florida, USA, has announced the launch of its RFID-Powered Self-Checkout solution, designed to simplify the checkout process for in-store customers.
Balmain et Evian collaborent pour une collection de prêt-à-porter "durable" April 24, 2023, 10:11 a.m.
En effet, la maison de haute couture française a récemment dévoilé une nouvelle collection de prêt-à-porter érigée par son directeur artistique, Olivier Rousteing. L’objectif ? Apporter une nouvelle vision de la mode en mettant en avant des valeurs écologiques et durables.