The ongoing fast fashion trend means clothes consumption continues to rise year-on-year. In 2019, UK consumers were reported to have spent a huge £61bn on new outfits, and it’s estimated that 13 million items of clothing end up in landfill every week. This is the product of our throwaway culture.
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For nearly a century and a half, from the mid-1800s to the late 1900s, the apparel industry was New York’s largest and largest manufacturing industry. The city produced more clothing than anywhere else in the world, and New Yorkers worked more in the clothing industry than in other jobs.
Not only that, AR is a great way to make shopping more engaging, exciting, and personalized. Having the ability to try products increases the confidence to buy and makes the entire shopping process much more convenient for customers. Not to mention that they can even try products without leaving their homes.
Lithuanian secondhand fashion unicorn Vinted has raised a further €250m at pre-money valuation of €3.5bn. The Series F round will be used to expand into new markets as well as invest in products and staff. Europe’s largest online consumer-to-consumer platform, Vinted claims to have more than 45m global members, and around 300m items listed on its sites.
Lyst is an aggregator where users can access multiple online shops at the same time, so they can browse different brands. It is backed by Fidelity International, Novator Capital, Giano Capital and C4 Ventures, as well as luxury giant LVMH.“Lyst is rapidly becoming a fashion category leader, which hundreds of millions of fashion lovers rely on to decide what to buy,” said Chris Morton, chief executive and founder.
The competition is open to new businesses in the UK and Ireland which are using innovation to have a positive environmental or social impact. Shortlisted businesses will be invited to pitch to a panel of experts on stage at The Good Business Festival in Liverpool between 7th and 9th July.
A look at the evolution of the fashion industry and where technology is taking it next, from AR/VR dressing rooms to temperature-changing smart fabrics and beyond.
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
Clio Cosmetics announces the launch of its new Prism Highlighter Duo using packaging made from Eastman Cristal™ Renew copolyester with 30% certified recycled content*. With the launch, Clio becomes the first K-beauty brand to use Cristal Renew, a sustainable resin derived from Eastman's molecular recycling technologies. Cristal Renew is a perfect packaging fit for the innovative Prism Highlighter Duo, which gives skin a natural glow and three-dimensional effect without feeling artificial.
Some industry leaders have postulated a future with no need to grow raw cotton and a fashion industry that thrives on recycled and upcycled materials alone. While the point where we’ll negate the need for fresh raw materials is likely a long way off, not to mention questionable as a benchmark of sustainability, the proportion of sustainably sourced materials that go into our apparel and footwear is already growing rapidly.
Brands need to pay attention to the unprecedented growth in the recommerce market that’s being propelled by consumer demand for sustainability as well as e-commerce and massively scalable traceability technology.
Gaining traction only in the last decade, adaptive fashion refers to clothing that accommodates sizings, customisations and fit for wearers with diverse mobility challenges. A large percentage of these consumers comprises the elderly. As it stands, inclusive clothing remains on the fringes of fashion and has yet to break into the collections of mainstream brands and designers.
The classic fishnet gets an elevated update for spring/summer 2021. Model Fernanda Ly takes the trend of the season in her stride while channelling her inner magpie
Human has indulged in fashion all way from centuries back and we are still evolving in this aspect. Fashion is one of the things of this our planet that is not static, it’s even fascinating that it’s based on tribes, ethnic groups, countries, continent, organizations, occasions and individuals. It’s been a long run for fashion and it’s not slowing down, instead it’s going stronger with a will to take it to higher places daily by those in the fashion industry.
The record-keeping innovation is being utilized for acquiring straightforwardness in the fashion business industry, supply chains management, following the government assistance of assembly line laborers, and moving the responsibility for design, among plenty of different zones which are the business' steady independent of what is in the pattern.
The truth is that brick-and-mortar stores have been on a steady decline since as early as 2017 to 2019. In what the fashion industry refers to as the “retail apocalypse”, major retailers have been forced to shut down as they fail to maintain the interest of their customers who have succumbed to digital marketing, finding more convenience and better price points as e-commerce increases.
Leicester has the second largest concentration of textile and fashion manufacturing businesses in the UK and historically, has always been a major hub for the country's knitting industry.
Mobile technologies are a constantly emerging medium for our most innovative business concepts to be implemented on. They allow user engagement at a different level, create deeper brand partnerships and present them in the current digital environment, which is becoming much more mobile today.
Après Hermès ou Valentino, Balenciaga mise à son tour sur les jeux vidéo pour promouvoir ses collections. Une manière de surfer sur le succès d’un secteur en pleine expansion.
À l’occasion des fêtes de fin d’année, la maison de couture parisienne complète ses traditionnelles boites cadeaux par un filtre inédit animé.
H&M proposed one solution last month: Looop, a machine in its Stockholm store that shreds old garments into new ones over the course of five hours. “The purpose of it is to engage our customers and help them understand their old garments have value,” explains Pascal Brun, H&M’s head of sustainability. “It’s also about making sure they experience the process of recycling, so it triggers behavioral change.” Looop is still in its early stages, so its capabilities are limited; it likely can’t recycle blended materials, which are difficult to separate, and zippers or hardware might pose a challenge. But Brun says they’re improving it day by day, so Looop will eventually be able to recycle many types of fibers and garments.
We put our clothes through a lot and if the smart textiles of the future are going to survive all that we throw at them, their components are going to need to be resilient.
Repartir d’une boutique avec un vêtement neuf, fabriqué sur place à partir d’un t-shirt en coton usé que l’on aura apporté, c’est le pari d’H&M, qui dévoile aujourd’hui une nouvelle innovation sur le sujet de la circularité. En quête d’une mode plus responsable, le géant scandinave de l’habillement va installer dans sa boutique de Stockholm une machine nommée Looop, permettant de recycler immédiatement un habit dont le client ne veut plus. Une première mondiale, selon l’entreprise.
By integrating the apparel design software, you allow your brand to excel in this digital era. Incredible products are being introduced, using the skills of scientists, computer engineers, designers, and manufacturers. You just have to adopt the same and see your business grow.
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Ganit Goldstein launched a virtual reality exhibition space to present one of the first fashion collections with cutting edge 3D printing.
From the textiles used in garment manufacturing to creating a sustainable supply chain, technological advancements are set to innovate fashion in countless ways.
Developers offer body shape analytics and hyper-realistic "parametric" avatars, while stores like Nordstrom double down on digital.