By Dorothy Crouch, Contributing Writer | February 8, 2024
California Apparel News asked technology experts: As AI continues to thrill technology enthusiasts, how do you feel it will advance this year to drive innovation in the fashion industry?
In the past, obsolete fashion was cast into the dustbin of history. But legislation working its way through Europe and slowly making its way to the U.S. will soon require that garments find their way back into a circular marketplace rather than a landfill.
Leading technology firm TUKAweb, a division of the TUKAgroup, has partnered with the Black Design Collective to support the amplification of BDC’s mission.
Fashion executives, technology leaders and innovators gathered at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in downtown Los Angeles Dec. 8 for the Ideation on the Road 2022 conference.
What is the future of fashion? No, not the next style but the actual process of making and selling it. Increasingly it’s looking like a new paradigm based less on the fast and disposable and more on the durable and recyclable.
Fashion and society exist in symbiotic relationship and change in tandem. Losano, a new sustainable luxury-apparel brand, has entered the market focused on a conscious consumer who puts “people and planet above all else.”
Printing United Expo, which was held Oct. 19–21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, is one of the largest and most diverse marketplaces for printing technology and is an incubator for new directions.
With the holiday shopping season upon us, what data will you be tracking to inform your products and services for 2023?
In the world of supercars, nothing’s more tragic than a Ferrari that spends all its time jailed in a garage. And in the fashion world, a new website and app are making sure no garment gets imprisoned in a closet but instead gets to see the light of day—and maybe even a night on the town.
The next big fashion trend might very well be not some hot new item but rather how that item has been made. CBX Software, one of the retail industry’s leading providers of supply-chain-management solutions, has partnered with sustainability insights platform Higg to integrate environmental sustainability data.
Where technology meets fashion
Levi Strauss & Co. began making dungarees for gold miners, cowboys, ranchers and everyone else in the Old West. It was “pioneering” then and hasn’t slowed down with innovations.
You may have heard of the madness of King George—there’s a superb 1994 biopic about it—but that’s certainly not the case with this George III, who’s not a monarch but a cargo ship.
When it comes to wearing clothes, one of the highest virtues is simplicity. When it comes to making them, it’s efficiency. And now The LYCRA Company, the global textile giant, plans to make that a lot easier for designers thanks to a new partnership with Browzwear, a pioneer of 3D software for the apparel industry.
Adding to its evolving mix of textile solutions, 3M has introduced 3M-Specified Water Repellent Greige Yarn, which joins its other fabric-based innovations including 3M Thinsulate Insulation and Scotchgard Protector.
Fashion goes round and round in cycles, which is not so different from the way Earth orbits the sun. Solstiss may sound like the twice-annual event that occurs at the height of summer and depth of winter, but this kind of solstice is perennial.