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We’ve seen 3D imaging used in virtual dressing rooms before. That’s cool. But what if you could feel how the garments fit on your body? That’s what sets Qvit apart. And that’s what makes all the difference to retailers, when it comes to the high return rates they see from online shopping. Fit is important […]
The U.S. Navy is testing out a cutting-edge way of manufacturing clothes: welding them together with ultrasonic sound waves. The process promises garments that weigh at least 40 percent less.
You know the expression: Rome wasn’t built in a day. But thanks to CLO3D Virtual Fashion (CLO3D), even a high-end fashion pattern can be rendered in about an hour. Amazing, considering that before CLO Virtual Fashion, it took weeks – and still does, for the uninitiated. CLO3D enables the instant creation, editing, and inputting of […]
Let’s be honest: one size never fits all, and even one size 4 doesn’t fit all Size 4 women the same way. Not all size 4 women are the same height, which means that, say, a dress falls on them differently. And that’s not even accounting for the hemline, which is another consideration. As are […]
Suit and Sweet is a rental start-up that aims to make designer work wear available to women at a fraction of the retail cost. Think ‘Rent the Runway’ for women with interviews to take and meetings to attend. Beyond just fashion, the company also intends to provide a more holistic approach to helping women in […]
I admit it, I am guilty. I have caught myself numerous times on shopping excursions saying to myself, “how did they come up with this price?” Why is a pair of plain cotton pants priced $60 at the Gap and then priced $200+ at the department store right down the block? Both labels read 100% […]
I’m obsessed with 3D printing. The first time I saw it happening live, I sat there with my mouth agape, finally grasping what the concept meant–I knew immediately that the technique was going to have some really cool applications in the fashion world. While we’re still in the very beginning conceptual stages, there is some […]
‘Fast Fashion’ refers to clothing and accessories that are designed to reflect current industry trends, yet produced using less expensive materials to ensure a low price tag. For the last two decades, clothing retailers like H&M, Zara, and Forever 21 have popularized Fast Fashion among everyday consumers. However, not everyone is a huge fan of […]
ER Accelerator recently announced its summer 2013 NYC class, aka ERA5. Today we hear from Jennifer Lee, the founder of ClosetDash, a sustainable fashion swap company located in New York. Tell us about the decision to apply for ER Accelerator. As you know, the ERA family is profoundly experienced in all things related to startups […]
Throughout history, fashion designers have battled bootleggers in a never-ending struggle to prevent them from copying their designs. Today, technology has accelerated the speed at which knockoffs hit the market: within days, retailers such as H&M, Forever 21 and Zara can deliver copies of these designs for a fraction of the price of an original. […]