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Can tech give the fashion industry a sustainability makeover? - live chat. Technology is revolutionising the way we use and relate to clothes.

Can tech give the fashion industry a sustainability makeover? - live chat

Last year, Google and Levi’s announced they were partnering on Project Jacquard to develop a fabric that can send commands to your smartphone via gestures like tapping or swiping. Ralph Lauren already offers a t shirt for a cool $295 (£210) that sends workout data to an iPhone, and Lady Gaga has brought 3D printing to the red carpet. Can a hashtag change the fashion industry? Now in its second year, Fashion Revolution Day (FRD) is a hashtag campaign designed to keep the most vulnerable in the fashion supply chain in the public eye.

Can a hashtag change the fashion industry?

Held on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, participants are encouraged to take a selfie showing the label on their clothes and ask the designer or brand #whomademyclothes. It’s an important cause, but can a hashtag campaign really bring meaningful change to the fashion industry? Ruth Stokes, author of The Armchair Activist’s Handbook, says if a campaign is able to raise awareness and reach people otherwise not engaged, then it has provided something of value. The challenge is translating that increased awareness into real-world practical actions, whether that means changing individual behaviors or the laws made by politicians.

Fashion Mannequins Transformed Through 3D Printing. To chat to Paul Sohi is to geek out over all things 3D printed.

Fashion Mannequins Transformed Through 3D Printing

He takes me on a journey from 3D printed mannequins (the subject of his PhD) to a new polycarbonate composite prosthetic leg he is developing with a team spanning half a dozen countries but centred at Autodesk in San Francisco, for an Olympic cyclist bound for Rio later this year. It’s a helluva ride, so buckle up! What initially prompted me to get in contact with Paul was a question I’ve been pondering whilst working at the fringe of fashion and technology for some time. Why aren’t there robot models? And why don’t I create the first robot modelling agency? Paul’s research and development at the Royal College of Art in conjunction with the Makerversity at Somerset House centres on solving an immense problem in mannequin manufacturing. Paul’s 3D printed scale mannequins being printed in parts for later assembly.

Forget wearables - here’s why implantables will be the next big thing. Wearable technology will soon be surpassed by smart devices people can implant into their bodies, according to Greenwave Systems' chief scientist Jim Hunter.

Forget wearables - here’s why implantables will be the next big thing

“I think implantables will be a big thing in three years,” Hunter tells Techworld at Web Summit in Lisbon. With technology advancing faster than ever, people are looking to wearables and smart devices to not only make their lives better but also improve their health, and control aspects of their homes. Five Tech Companies Set to Change the Fashion Industry. Since 2012, Decoded Fashion has been hosting summits, hackathons and mentor sessions around the world, in places ranging from Tokyo to Milan.

Five Tech Companies Set to Change the Fashion Industry

This week, the event had its two-day New York summit in Midtown and for the first time, introduced a day packed with beauty panels and events centered on the discussions of technology and what’s new when it comes to all things makeup, hair and skin care. “I’ve never seen as much innovation and excitement in my many, many years as I have in the last five years. Of all businesses, beauty cannot survive without innovation,” said Linda Wells, founding editor of Allure, who acted as a host for the beauty summit. Full disclosure: I was asked to moderate a panel on the what’s to come for beauty e-commerce (you might be seeing a lot of augmented reality apps that allow you to see the affects of skin care and makeup products soon!)

1) Avery Dennison. The Combination of Fashion and Technology: Past, Present and Future - Digital Revolution Is Changing The Fashion Industry. Share Tweet Email Digital Revolution Is Changing The Fashion Industry. The technological advances are shaking up not only the health and transport industries but the fashion too. New materials, new technologies, new approaches. Digital Revolution And Fashion Industry The Fashion Week is also going through major changes. These changes are happening that fast, that not all involved in fashion can recognise or even accept that the powers are shifting. However, the ones that see the changes are trying to come up with a solution. Both, Burberry and Tommy Hilfiger – two fashion industry juggernauts are pro making the switch. Also, Tom Ford announced that his Fall 2016 show, originally scheduled for this April 2016, was delayed to September 2016, to align with the new “see now, buy now” agenda. Making a partial foray into the flow, Proenza Schouler promised to introduce a “satellite” collection titled “Proenza Schouler Early Edition.”

6 Technology Trends That Will Impact Fashion Industry. You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.

6 Technology Trends That Will Impact Fashion Industry

Fashion Industry has transitioned to becoming digital-centric. Most retailers finally sailed through the first stage in ecommerce retailing by setting up visually appealing online versions of stores, integrating payment gateways and offering efficient delivery logistics. Over the next two years, there are several areas where technology will help ease online discovery and conversions.