With Rochambeau, which is a 2016 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist, Avery Dennison launched a smart digital jacket. The “Bright Bmbr” interactive jackets for fall use Avery Dennison’s Janela and Evrythng’s Internet of Things cloud-based platforms. The company said the “#BornDigital garments offer consumers exclusive personalized dining, art, retail and fashion experiences.”
Technology can be awkward. Our pockets are weighed down with ever-larger smartphones, and attempts to introduce more easily accessible smart watches have so far fallen flat. But what if a part of your body could become your computer, with a screen on your arm and maybe even a direct link to your brain?
Augmented reality and virtual reality are promising technologies, and many people are trying to figure out how, and when, to make money from them. When Google created its original smart glasses, Google Glass, developers snapped up early units. Apple didn't do the same, but now is reportedly looking at developing its own smart glasses. It won't be the next killer product the company needs to build beyond the iPhone. Instead, this is Apple's road into the future.
Many wearable technology designs are becoming more inconspicuous, there are also more prominent sleeves, wrist guards and body suits being created, suggesting that consumers may be more interested in the detailed collection of data than indistinguishable designs.
The holiday season is here and shoppers want modern point-of-sale technology to speed them through the showroom and the checkout lines. Are retailers and small businesses living up to customer expectations?
What if clothes and other wearable items can sense your illness and transmit data to a doctor in a distant clinic for monitoring your health and prescribing drugs? This could be possible, thanks to new research by an Indian-origin scientist at University of Rhode Island.
Remember the dress that literally lit up the Met Gala in 2016? The dress had lights that changed color depending on social sentiment. The dress was designed by Marchesa Fashion, with an interesting twist.
According to this report from Google, “45 percent of customers research their potential purchases on mobile apps.” And this Smart Insights piece? It says “those who shop via mobile spend 66 percent more than shoppers who only buy in store.” These numbers are big, and it’s safe to say they’ll only continue to grow. Here, we’ve outlined three key trends on the rise in the U.S., as well as some quick tips to help you take advantage of their potential.
Earlier this month, Paris Fashion Week brought another season of catwalk fashion shows to a close and, as someone frequently involved in the world of fashion marketing, I couldn’t help but observe how the digital age has altered the very essence of these shows – and not necessarily for the better.
Showpo’s success and the drive of its founder Jane Lu has been a popular story among the tech community. Many can relate to Lu’s beginnings of leaving her well paying job and starting a business from nothing. Lu has become a self made millionaire and her startup continues to climb, turning over more than $10 million a year and selling to over 45 countries around the world.
The global e-textiles market is growing with a CAGR of about 36.2% due to its increasing application across varied industries such as defence, healthcare, and sports among others, according to the recent report by Occams Business Research & Consulting, an India based market research company.
Inspired by Marty McFly’s self-lacing Nikes in the movie Back to the Future Part II, a UCF scientist has developed filaments that are capable of harvesting and storing solar energy, and can be woven into fabric.
Intellectually, I know this drone is an elaborate simulation, but as far as my eyes are concerned it's really there, in that ordinary office. It is a virtual object, but there is no evidence of pixels or digital artifacts in its three-dimensional fullness. If I reposition my head just so, I can get the virtual drone to line up in front of a bright office lamp and perceive that it is faintly transparent, but that hint does not impede the strong sense of it being present.
“The market is booming; there’s not one week goes by when a brand does not approach us.” Why does the luxury fashion industry stand to benefit from 3D production methods? How are brands incorporating 3D printing? Catherine Gorgé, General Secretary of Prodways, explains how 3D is inspiring infinite new possibilities, new levels of excellence compatible with traditional craftsmanship, and far more established than you might think.
In partnership with Vestechpro and CIMEQ, we will start in January 2017 the development of our first smart heated hoodie. To do this and have a product that meets your expectations, we have created a questionnaire that requires your input.
U.S. and Chinese researchers said Wednesday they have developed a new “smart” fabric that can harvest both energies from sunshine and human motions, which they believed someday could be used to power wearable electronics and even cell phones.
In the future, your clothes will work for you. A team of scientists led out of the Georgia Institute of Technology has created a fabric that can gather energy from both sunlight and motion, then store it in embedded fibers.
Downloadable, printable clothing may be coming to a closet near you. What started as designer Danit Peleg's fashion school project turned into a collection of 3D-printed designs that have the strength and flexibility for everyday wear. "Fashion is a very physical thing," she says. "I wonder what our world will look like when our clothes will be digital."
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the US and the Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems in China have made the first hybrid self-charging power textile system that can harvest both solar energy and the mechanical energy from a person’s movements. These energies can then be stored as chemical energy in fibre-shaped supercapacitors. The system can easily be woven into textiles for making smart clothes that power mobile and wearable electronics.
A little extra cash can go a long way, and it would be nice if you could earn some extra money just for walking around. Misfit, the fashion forward smartwatch company, is partnering with Bitwalking to make that possible.
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