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How 'smart fashion' could transform the mobile workforce. The future of wearables could be in 'smart clothes' that blend fashion with tech Picture this: A customer service representative is helping an irate customer on the phone and becoming flustered and frustrated.

How 'smart fashion' could transform the mobile workforce

Rather than hearing about the incident after the interaction has escalated, customer service managers are able to step in and offer assistance because they have access to the rep’s vital signs and health signals. Or, imagine one of your fleet drivers becoming tired and falling asleep at the wheel and a fleet manager having the ability to talk him through getting to a rest area safely, thanks to having access to his health signals.

All of this, and more, is possible, thanks to wearable technology and smart clothes. H&M is Offering $1 Million for Best Textile-Recycling Innovations. H&M is looking to close the loop on textiles, and it’s willing to pay $1 million to anyone who can achieve it.

H&M is Offering $1 Million for Best Textile-Recycling Innovations

Announced by the H&M Conscious Foundation, the Swedish retailer’s philanthropic arm, the so-called “Global Challenge Award” is the first initiative of its kind. The goal? To catalyze “green, truly groundbreaking ideas” to protect the planet’s natural resources by lowering fashion’s environmental burden. H&M on Conscious Materials. Revolt at French Connection. Melbourne Spring Fashion Week: Ethical threads in the spotlight. Let's play celebrity word association with Isabel Lucas.

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week: Ethical threads in the spotlight

Go. Home and Away actress. Environmental activist. Vegetarian. Bet you're not thinking the face of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, simply because you associate her with a hippy, Coachellaesque kind of dressing down vibe, not a red carpet dressing up. Copenhagen Fashion Week Spotlights Sustainability. Copenhagen Fashion Week, which began Wednesday and runs through Friday, is giving sustainability some good play.

Copenhagen Fashion Week Spotlights Sustainability

The event held in the wake of the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, which drew 1,250 industry delegates last May, had sustainable label Fonnesbech on its first day — Crown Princess Mary of Denmark sat front row at the Fonnesbech display — and two Swedish brands with a sustainability perspective on day two: House of Dagmar and Uniforms For The Dedicated, two newcomers to the Copenhagen calendar. “The vision is the gap that Copenhagen could fill: to take the position as the sustainability destination and bring together the brands from all over the world who want to work on sustainability,” said Eva Kruse, chief executive officer of Copenhagen Fashion Week, noting that she would like H&M to reveal its Conscious Collection during Copenhagen Fashion Week, as well as draw such players as Stella McCartney and Prada, who both have an ethical point of view in terms of production.