Your weekly insights on the forces shaping the Fashion Industry.
Welcome to the New Year Folks!
Thanks to innovations, technology enhancements, new partnerships and the efforts of the fashion industry as a whole in 2019, it has set out great foundations for the New Year ahead. It’s exciting to see new up and coming players building their products from the ground up with technology and sustainability being key focuses from the get go. Heritage brands are also doing their part with many creating internal innovation departments and shifting their energy to helping the global climate crisis.
This week I’m sharing with you articles on:
The Explosion of the Fashion Rental Market
Shudu: Your First Look at a CGI Supermodel
Textiles Built with Purpose and Sustainability in Mind
Startup Deep Dive: Paris’s First Fashion Tech Incubator
MIT Research Lab Create a Chameleon Inspired Shoe
A Talk with a Geophysist and a Designer Ahead of the Climate Positivity At Scale Conference in NY on Jan 31st **Slow Factory will be live streaming this on Youtube and Instagram
Video: The Ugly Truth of Fast Fashion. A great watch with some startling figures and revelations on some of the biggest players in this market.
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Until next week, happy reading.
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Shudu walks the red carpet as a hologram for the 2019 BAFTA awards. Where the world’s first CGI supermodel became a 5G and AI fashion stylist to the fans looking to shop alternatives to the red carpet glamour style.
The textile industry is responding to high demands for greater sustainability and product performance in a variety of ways. We share with you the new breed of textile’s being born to address the demands of tomorrow’s consumers.
Colour Changing Shoes By MIT Research Lab - MIT is widely known as being at the forefront of innovation and has seen students become more increasingly interested in dabbling with experiments in the fashion industry.
The upcoming Study Hall - Climate Positivity At Scale conference in New York (and live-streamed online) later this month will bring together eminent environmental scientists, chemists, fashion designers and activists to push the sustainability conversation. (This will be shown live over on Slow Fashion’s Youtube and Instagram pages )
The Ugly Truth Of Fast Fashion | Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj | Netflix
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