Better late than never: Fashion belatedly embraces hackathons
The Best Artificial Intelligence Tools In The Fashion Industry
by BETHANY BIRON
Leanne Luce, founder of the blog The Fashion Robot, said in many ways, the hackathons are more advantageous to coders and developers than fashion brands. “I’m not convinced that hackathons are helping brands as much as I see them as a way for technology companies to enter new markets.”
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The Gender Spending Gap
Billboards about Artificial Intelligence have been lining Highway 101 in San Francisco for as long as I've lived here, over 3 years. As I talk to people about AI they wonder, what does someone interested in Fashion care about Artificial Intelligence? Now is the time, more than ever when years of research are being applied to industry. We've seen projects like IBM's Watson market to a wide range of industries and entrepreneurs looking for opportunities to Innovate (with a capital "I".)
So what are some of the most interesting things happening with AI in the Fashion Industry? Here are the top 3.
Tech that Warns You Before Shopping Trump Products
This past week my filter bubble has been exploding with reposts of Susan Fowler and other stories of women experiencing sexual harassment at Uber. The inequities of being a professional woman in today's society go well beyond sexual harassment or the gender pay gap.
The Bay Area is the US Fashion Tech Hub
I built a Chrome Extension to make boycotting Trump's business entanglements easier.
Does Openness to New Experiences Lead to Innovation?
ThredUP, Polyvore, ShopStyle, LeTote, and FitBit have a few things in common: they are changing the fashion industry, they are based in the Bay Area, and they are fundamentally rooted in Computer Science.
Just after Marijuana was voted to be legalized for recreational use in California, vendors sold their wares at West Coast Craft. Gone are the days of corner store head shops and welcome beautifully crafted smoking paraphernalia.
10 Minute LED Hack to Light-Up Any Garment
For many fashion designers, Virtual Reality and the haptic wearables that go with the experience are just another set of accessories for gaming.
Women and Wearables
One of the first things people ask about to get started embedding electronics in textiles is "How do I light this up?" Here's a super fast hack to get you started lighting up garments in 10 minutes. When the battery is disconnected, this sweater is just a normal sweater. If you remove the battery completely, it can be washed as usual.
Top 10 Challenges with Embedding Electronics into Garments
Many recent studies have shown how gender diversity improves the efficacy of teams. Perhaps this and other initiatives for gender equality and social change are responsible for triggering a movement towards reform in our educational system. Universities are starting to study the impact of introducing students to electronic textiles.
IoT Developments That Are Building the Future: Fashion Wearables to Medical Devices
From sweat to project boxes. Here are the top 10 challenges with embedding electronics into garments.
5 Reasons 3D Is the Future of Fashion
I know... Fashion Tech and Wearable IoT are getting kind of annoying. You might be rolling your eyes with every new "LED Dress" and "Fitness Tracker" introduced to the market. Some of these consumer-driven devices are enabling the development of tech that will be critical for the future of this industry. These seemingly small developments will make products that can save or at least augment lives. There is a bigger reason why you should care.
A Basic Intro to Technical Knitting
3D will take the fashion industry from redundancy to efficiency by creating a platform that is useful from the design process to the purchasing process.
KtY x BrainCo
If you or your company is interested in manufacturing technical knit products, you'll save yourself and the experts a headache by knowing what you're getting into.
San Francisco Fashion Week
Kitty Yeung didn't just make wearables at fashion week. "KtY x BrainCo" was a collaborative piece she made using headgear by Boston start-up BrainCo to actuate LEDs embedded in her dress.
Sizing, Fit, and Customization Resources
San Francisco isn't known for its fashion. But when it comes to technology, there is no place in the country that as disruptive as the Bay Area. The crowd is solution-focused and ready to take on another industry ripe for disruption. Fashion is on the hit list.
Fashion Show Basics for Tech Nerds
Resources for those interested in solving the fit problem.
Get rid of your preconceptions. The fashion industry gets a bad rep for being superficial and wasteful. The industry is damaging to our minds, bodies, and our environment. In other words, it has power. Fashion touches us literally, figuratively, and indirectly in every moment of our lives.