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It's all About Where Fashion and Technology Intersect-  I'm the Daughter of a computer programmer and a dressmaker-  I was Born to this!  I'm on the lookout for sources on these topics- Submit at  http://www.bonniesandy.com/contact-us/
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Hackers Have Seized 38 Million Adobe Customer Records

Hackers Have Seized 38 Million Adobe Customer Records | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
At the start of October, Adobe quietly explained that hackers had acquired data from 3 million of its customers' accounts. Now, it's admitted that that the number is actually in excess of 38 million.
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Online Retailers Go Hi-Tech to Size up Shoppers and Cut Returns - BoF - The Business of Fashion

Online Retailers Go Hi-Tech to Size up Shoppers and Cut Returns - BoF - The Business of Fashion | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it

Up to half of the clothes bought online are sent back, many due to poor fit, squeezing retailers’ margins and creating logistical problems in recovering and re-selling rejected stock.

 
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Grabage in Garbage out... It starts with teh specs companies use to create clothing! Who they use as a FIT model and finally teh consumers accuracy with THEIR numbers... 

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Jeanne de Mercey's curator insight, October 28, 2013 4:27 PM

Another initiative to prevent returns with online fitting tools.

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Group Says Haitian Garment Workers Are Shortchanged on Pay

Group Says Haitian Garment Workers Are Shortchanged on Pay | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
The Worker Rights Consortium reported the “theft” of part of the income legally due to the workers.
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if you're paying $20 for how much  do you think the store paid... how much  do you think the  workers got. Time to take responsibility! You demand to know twh  fabric content.... Truth is you  do not care if the person who "maded It"  has a sustainable lifestyle!

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A Wave of Sewing Jobs as Orders Pile Up at U.S. Factories

A Wave of Sewing Jobs as Orders Pile Up at U.S. Factories | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
Factories are finding that years of doing business overseas has withered what once was a thriving textile and apparel work force in the United States.
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Is this your solution... for many desgners that I  owrk with the problem is very much  one of  QUALITY of craftsmanship1 one desgner started her own traing  program Focused on  increasing teh  quality of craftsmanship!

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Facebook Removing Option To Be Unsearchable By Name, Highlighting Lack Of Universal Privacy Controls | TechCrunch - Time to check settings #prvs #privacy

Facebook Removing Option To Be Unsearchable By Name, Highlighting Lack Of Universal Privacy Controls | TechCrunch -  Time to check settings #prvs  #privacy | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
“Who can look up your Timeline by name?” Anyone you haven't blocked. Facebook is removing this privacy setting, notifying those who had hidden themselves that they'll be searchable.
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Now if you use Facebook for business, this is a good thing. I suggest  that you want to be searchable. So go optimize... 

If you're under a witness protection  program... it may not be wise to be online under your real name and persona. 
To control whosee what go check your various settings... 
https://www.facebook.com/settings

To my Family members my timeline is public so if you want  pricacy  use the family  group. or set  who sees your  posts or conmments to only  friends.

To my "friends" who have a somewhat more colorful taste... Remember you can  set who sees individual post and some of you may want to consider the "only me" option (under the publicity tab at the bottom of the share window... no need to publicize your fetishes especially if you also use it  for business  just saying!  

Finally head to your about on your page click edit and check the  settings  

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East New York Residents Charging People To View #BanksyNY Piece #diversityreport #creative #Entrepreneurship

If it's not Graffiti taggers running over Banksy's "Better Out Than In" exhibit in New York, it's residents of the East New York neighborhood where Banksy po...
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What makes a business model  "viable" what makes it  "innovative" or simply a hustle... Artsicles and such sites rent art.  is it having the artist's permission. How do we know these guys do not have Banksy's. 

The comments are eye opening 
If you  won't  pay  ... you  do not care about the artist-  
I'm  a graffit artist (probably broke0  you  do not  ask people to  pay...

The comment on this video and the article are a study in so many things... where do we start... 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2453881/Enterprising-Brooklyn-men-CHARGING-people-new-NYC-Banksy-street-art-hiding-cardboard.html

 

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#Tech now city's 2nd major sector, #Brooklyn LEADS- jobs up 24% & wages Up 54% #Bkstyle #fashiontech!

#Tech now city's 2nd major sector, #Brooklyn LEADS- jobs up 24% & wages Up 54% #Bkstyle #fashiontech! | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it

New York City’s economy has traditionally been dominated by finance, real estate, and media. But tech may be taking hold as a staple of the private sector, according to a new report, "Building a....
Brooklyn’s tech sector grew faster from 2007 to 2012 than in any other urban center except for San Francisco. Tech employment in Brooklyn grew by 24 percent while wages grew by 54 percent. There was a noticeable impact from the $604 million acquisition of MakerBot, a 3D printing company based in downtown Brooklyn,.

Bonnie Sandy's insight:

It makes No sense to pursue ANY new initiative in  any  secor  sector without  a tech focus. ... now maybe local fashion companies will pay  attention to tech and local official will see it as important!

SMH so many  are unaware that  a tech sector even exist in NYC, let alone in Brooklyn! So many are unaware of teh numbers.

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I'm a sheek #Semantics - Epic Rap Battle: Nerd vs. Geek - Who wins - YouTube for #fashiontech http://goo.gl/uEEkpR

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Ok I watched this 3 times what can  i say  I'm just sheek (she geek) My excuse I've delving deeper into YouTube for #fashiontech http://goo.gl/uEEkpR

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#FashionTech- Sourcing, Design, Production- Marketing sales, shipping, Funding & Space meet Sep 30th

#FashionTech- Sourcing, Design, Production- Marketing sales, shipping, Funding & Space  meet Sep 30th | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
The 4th quarter starts October 1st... It is a Crucial time and The Independent sector needs to maximize sales. Hence collective awareness and support need to be raised. Many are in dire situation.
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If You have a tech  solution in one of these areas please attend or contact  us.... 
If You  a building a Fashion Tech solution this is an Opportunity to meet Local fashion Professionals...

This is a Free Fashion Forum! However you MUST RSVP on the EVENTBRITE Link here to avoid $10 door fee. https://making-art-fashion-tech.eventbrite.com/
Add topics would you wish to see addressed in the near future 
Agenda- To Ensure your concerns are listed on the agenda- Please add on designated portion to RSVP form 12noon on 30th


It's time to speak about- Sourcing (Inspiration, print textiles), Design, Production- marketing sales, shipping fulfillment, Funding, Entrepreneurial training, Partners cofounders, Space, Sales, venues/opps Press & Tech - it's time to chart a course to a vibrant Creative SectorBrooklyn Fashion Week host a CREATIVE -Fashion- Artist-Makers Stakeholders;- State of The Industry Meeting-
The 4th quarter starts October 1st... It is a Crucial time and The Independent sector needs to maximize sales. Hence collective awarenessand support need to be raised. Many are in dire situation. Designers today are making less as a sector than they did 15 years ago. There is a lot that can be done collectively. The good news is that those who take a stance to make a change are seeing success. 




faciliated by www.brooklynfashionweek.com 
email press@brooklynfashionweek.com 
 
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Kudos to @madeinLES - Now Why can't Black or Brooklyn communities utilize unused spaces for Creative Entrepreneurs

Kudos to @madeinLES - Now Why can't Black or Brooklyn communities utilize unused spaces for Creative Entrepreneurs | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
"Short-sightedness" is a crime against oneself... I'm not sure where I heard that but this kickstarter project  and article reminded me of that saying.
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Is real estate, law, finance, marketing your niche but you also love the arts, fashion, food, then take a look at this (click through)  The broader lesson is that whatever your skill you can  help YOUR  community  and for profit!   Some stratups are about offline facilitation. One Caveat  you need to be comfortable collaborating... YOU cannot  do it all... If you're in Brooklyn and want to work with creatives-designers  artist crafters join us  Monday 30th septembet 7-10 door open 5 ... I'll be there to discuss ideas one on one and network . 

 http://making-art-fashion-tech-efbevent.eventbrite.com/

 
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Design for Manufacturing Summit | Thursday, September 26, 2013, Dumbo Spot, Brooklyn, New York | About «

Design for Manufacturing Summit | Thursday, September 26, 2013, Dumbo Spot, Brooklyn, New York | About « | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
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Reporters, bloggers, news photogs, citizen journalists: Please take this survey about press credentials

Reporters, bloggers, news photogs, citizen journalists: Please take this survey about press credentials | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
Nieman Lab and some other organizations dedicated to journalism are asking people who gather news for publication to take a survey on press passes, access, and other issues around media credentials. We'd love your help.
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@badassebs line reviews- time to add #fashion to #fashiontech @fashioncamp http://goo.gl/SwrZKs

@badassebs  line reviews- time to add #fashion to #fashiontech @fashioncamp http://goo.gl/SwrZKs | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
Bonnie Sandy's insight:

More established local designers sell and seldom have 'extra stock". The new breed of  designers seem at  a loss and most  bloggers have little real experience in quality, thanks to the DIY maovement and the "Youtube University". So we've added 'BE THE BUYER" looking at lines  FB pages and reviews teh items they  put up for public viewing. 
  
Now that i've finally figured out what to do with teh Brooklyn fashionweek  FB page it's time to see what  we do with Google plus tempted to regurgitate but... 

check what's advise we gave here 

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How to deal with #ransomeware Defending Against CryptoLocker | Security Intelligence Blog | Trend Micro

How to deal with #ransomeware Defending Against CryptoLocker | Security Intelligence Blog | Trend Micro | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
Trend Micro offers tips and solutions to help prevent Cryptolocker infection.
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Your read right  #ransomeware 
Seriously... That's why 
I have a strict  no  download policy... 
so to small busiensses and artist I deal with, please  upload your files to Google docs and share them with me. if you  refuse to get  Gmail Then I wIll not open your files (yahoo files need to be downloaded) . unless they are on a link a trust.  When you're a smal business on a budget  and a time frame, You're your tech support. my philosophy, if it  does not break  I won't need to fix it! 
 

 for images while i love www.flickr.com  I use Www.Picasaweb.com it's easy to sync  entire folders and use files on my  picasa desktop

For live presentation  I like

https://presefy.com/#/register/5150c9856ded849d08033f11

as it allows me to control a presentation  that  those on teh other end can see on their laptops or mobile devices. 

I have not settled on  a video storage yet though google hangouts with you tube is leading it's just too unpredictable and not all users can easily adapt to using it1  

 

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how @Vlisco, a company over 100 years old uses new media to push it's brand

how @Vlisco, a company  over 100 years old uses new media to  push it's brand | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it

In terms of marketing, Vlisco’s most important means of communicating with its audience in Africa is simple: billboards. But blogger outreach and social media are becoming increasingly important. Though Vlisco is not a ready-to-wear company, it does release collections four times a year, which prompt a surge of online activity as bloggers get hold of the fabric, and start creating outfits. Drost described the situation: “Africa and West Africa are booming as far as new media is concerned. There are so many new people who can create new garments and they expose that on new media. 

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Especially for those who still belief that New media cannot  meld with traditional busiensses! This article has a number of key  pointers in  cultural marketing and growth! 

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Garment District Has Some Big Ideas

Garment District Has Some Big Ideas | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
A report by the Design Trust for Public Space recommends expanding an area of Manhattan that has been shrinking.
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#facebookdown - first day of #mercuryinretrograde - shoulda checked your old farmers @almanac

#facebookdown - first day of #mercuryinretrograde - shoulda checked your old farmers @almanac | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it

The Farmers' Almanac: 196 Years Old and Undaunted by Climate Change - Modern Farmer

The Almanac, which has been published annually since 1818, continues to thrive — both in print and online. And while the likes of AccuWeather and the Weather Channel have created a meteorological monopoly, the Almanac still holds its own as a long-term forecaster. And unlike those other behemoths, it can also tell you the best days to do everything from cutting your hair to castrating a bull. To get a better idea of how the Lewiston, ME-based Almanac has adapted to both changing technology and climate,... 

Bonnie Sandy's insight:

Didn't you check your old farmers almanac... I'm  a farmers grand-daughter. I  do not question how the moon affects crops and the seas nor why  communications go  awry  during  mercury in retrograde.
Last week I checked the  dates-  October 21st to  November 10 Mercury will be going to be in  retrograde.  I backed up  some files on my laptop, and decided to revisit,  clarify and edit old blog drafts and complete some writing over the next few days,  So Yesterday while  my cousin and others complained that  Facebook was down, ( her plans to update her groups went awry)  I got quite a bit accomplished. 
 
Work smart not Hard.  

The Mythological Mercury  aka Greek mythological god Hermes. has winged sandals and a winged hat, indicating the ability  for speedy travel as the official messenger governed communications.   
Mercury  - " influences travel, literature, poetry, merchants, and thieves  and yes thus affects SOCIAL MEDIA &  digital communication tools.)
" He is cunning and witty at a moment's notice. But he is also recognized as a trickster and prone to misbehavior"

and yes in today's world that  may mean your facebook, twitter, Im phone and PC may  go down"  

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How do you design a very creative space & encourage  creativity &  #happiness for #food #fashion & #making  world's #1 resaturant Noma

How do you design a very creative space & encourage  creativity &  #happiness for #food #fashion & #making  world's #1 resaturant Noma | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it

NOMA is said to be "the best restaurant in the world" and they are famous for, among other things, sourcing almost all their ingredients from the forests, fields, farms, beaches and marshes of the area immediately around Copenhagen.

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As I watched this episode it echoed a desire that has been building to create such an environment for local boutique sector...  WoW how bold!

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Amazon takes on PayPal, now offering Amazon login and pay service to online business #fashiontech

Amazon takes on PayPal, now offering Amazon login and pay service to online business #fashiontech | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
Amazon, having extended far beyond the realm of book selling into the world of tablets and online marketplaces, is reaching ever further in its latest
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what Amazon has is consumer trust... but non really beats Dwolla on price.... In fact teh  base seems standard. 

Amazon rates

https://payments.amazon.com/business/pricingPlan

 

Paypal 

https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/paypal-fees

 

Dwolla 

https://www.dwolla.com/fees

 

Wepay
https://www.wepay.com/fees

 

...and if all this fascinates you then  you'd love to learn about   Mobile Payments Hackathon on October 19th  Mobile Payments Hackathon

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#TVgoesSocial #socialcommerce - @DVF makes another #fashiontech move with #shopthehangout

#TVgoesSocial #socialcommerce - @DVF makes another #fashiontech move with #shopthehangout | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
When DVF joined forces with Google under the CFDA they tested #shopthehangout with a mere 691 in official  attendance. Now it takes as much effort to sell to one person across a counter as it does to 691 and the video can add value to time spent.
Bonnie Sandy's insight:

Take a look at this 30 minutes sale segment how would you  design yours.  It's something every designer  will soon be doing. I've learned that you need to do these to excell at them. so kudos to DVF. now she can go back to the drawing  boad and truly own this format. 

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Well suited #Bkstyle invites you to visitt a master Free #NYCrafted tour

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2013/09/25/good-fitted-suit-visual/ - How A Suit Should Fit | What A Good Fitting Suit Looks Like | Buy A Suit That Fits http:/...
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video  shows how suit  should fit - Tour takes you  on a factory that makes suits http://greenfieldfactorytour-eorg.eventbrite.com/ ;

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Top 10 eCommerce Gamification Examples that will Revolutionize Shopping

Top 10 eCommerce Gamification Examples that will Revolutionize Shopping | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
Gamification has caused eCommerce sites to significantly increase their revenues. Here are the Top 10 eCommerce Gamification Examples from the best sites
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Damn something else to "understand" Tech is supposed to make things easier... 

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How to Tell If You're Racist- BTW #diversity ia about #Access to all #closethedivide

How to Tell If You're Racist- BTW #diversity  ia about #Access to all #closethedivide | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
When somebody points out that you've said or done something racist, perhaps something that hurt them personally, the game-changing response is first to understand that your intentions are not the centerpiece of the interaction.
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The irony is that as a Black woman  I cannot even  bring  up the conversation  on diversity without  Blacks and Whites thinking Race...

There are a FEW white females capable of dealing with a sista on a sister level. Yes I know a couple and they usually get into trouble from both sides... then again they are  outspoken and just get into trouble anyway... LOVE them! 

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Listing on Made in NYC leaves out the best few CREATIVE products #MadeinNY qualify | @madeinnycCity

Listing on Made in NYC leaves out the best few CREATIVE products #MadeinNY qualify | @madeinnycCity | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it

"Made In NYC’s directory is open to manufacturers operating in the 5 boroughs of New York City.  Listing you company is free and a great way to reach new customers. A premium registration option is also available for those seeking additional exposure.

Once you create a profile, a Made in NYC staff member will contact you to verify your company’s eligibility".

Bonnie Sandy's insight:

That space requirement is the issue... Spacein Ny is a problem and many who may need the support cannot affort  'industrial or commercial" space is an opportunity killer... Makers artist designers it's time to deal with  your challenges. 

September 30thstakeholders meeting
http://making-art-fashion-tech-efbevent.eventbrite.com/

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OH for a 'Boutique' version -Pop-Up Store Kit Transforms Vacant Lots Into Usable Space @PSFK

OH for a 'Boutique' version -Pop-Up Store Kit Transforms Vacant Lots Into Usable Space  @PSFK | Fashion Technology Designers & Startups | Scoop.it
The miLES Storefront Transformer makes it easy for vendors create pop-ups and use underutilized spaces in New York's Lower East Side.
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This is a kickstarter that needs to be supported. For the structural designers in our midst, This is a GREAT concept, but I'd love to find a version that supports clothing is lightweight and travels... a gal is allowed her dreams ! 

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