Tag: retail

10 Feb 2017

#CodedCouture: Google x H&M’s Data Dress is Designed On Your Phone

Google has teamed up with H&M’s Ivyrevel line to create custom-made dresses for its consumers based on their personal data. Coded Couture, as the project is called, or indeed the Data Dress, uses the Snapshot API to monitor that information (with the user’s permission) for a week. An algorithm then creates a digitally tailored dress […]

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15 Dec 2016

Amazon’s First Drone Delivery Takes Off In U.K.

A video posted by Amazon shows a fully autonomous drone, no humans involved, taking off from the warehouse and flying over fields to deposit the package just outside the customer’s home in the UK. Amazon, with drones, aims to make deliveries in 30 minutes or less. Packages must weigh five pounds or less and can […]

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12 Dec 2016

Adidas Shoes Made From Ocean Plastic Are Finally Here

Adidas latest running shoe is subtle and soft-looking, with stitching that evokes the sea. Its also made almost entirely from plastic recovered from the ocean.Last year, Adidas teased a prototypeof a shoe that it was working on with the intent of playing a small role in cleaning up the oceans and adjust its supply chain […]

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10 Dec 2016

Amazon Go + Self-Checkout Trends

@ELECTRICRUNWAY Self-checkouts were the talk of the town this week with Amazon’s introduction of Amazon Go and Rebecca Minkoff’s collaboration with QueueHop. Experts predict that by 2020 we’ll be 3D printing our own clothing at home, and a few fashion tech announcements. It’s Friday, December 9th and here’s what you need to know this week […]

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14 Nov 2016

Amazon Japan Releases Special Manga-focused eReader

Japanese comics, called manga, are hugely popular. Although you probably knew that, you probably don’t know the extent of it. In 2015, Japan’s bestselling manga series, One Piece, sold more than 14 million copies. It helps that the format runs a hugely broad spectrum of topics; they’re not just action-packed comics aimed at children but […]

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14 Nov 2016

M.I.A Launches DIY ‘Make Your Own Merch’ Initiative

After partnering with H&M earlier this year to raise awareness about the ramifications of clothing waste, M.I.A has announced a new way for fans to get their hands on her newly designed merchandise, following the recent release of her album AIM. Last week the “Paper Planes” singer tweeted out, asking fans if they would be willing […]

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16 Oct 2016

Robo 3D Printers the Size of a Coffee Machine Turn Desk Into Factory

Industrial grade 3D printing has been around for more than 30 years, but recent technological developments now let anyone buy a small 3D printer that essentially turns your desk or workbench into a factory. The latest 3D printers from Robo, the C2 and R2, have advanced the accessibility of the technology with a redesigned aesthetic, […]

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09 Aug 2016

That’s a Wrap – PROJECT & MRket New York, July 2016

PROJECT is the premier contemporary fashion event, exhibiting men’s and women’s advanced contemporary, premium denim, and designer collections. We missed you at a truly special season: joining forces with MRket and uniting the menswear community under one roof.  Retailers and exhibitors agree that it’s the best thing for the industry.  See what they have to […]

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27 Jul 2016

Back in 1995, Walmart Banned This T-Shirt

In the year 1995, when Hillary Clinton was First Lady in the White House, a now-viral T-shirt emblazoned with the words “Someday a woman will be PRESIDENT!” was pulled from Walmart’s shelves. Consider the word PRESIDENT, insistently presented in all caps, and then consider this: Walmart removed the shirt from stores (about 20 years before Clinton would become the […]

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