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Harvard scientists invented a material that ‘remembers’ its shape

September 14th, 2020 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

Still trying to wrap my head around this one, to be honest. Scientists at Harvard are claiming they’ve invented a new “wool-like” fabric that changes shape and, if I’m being completely honest, I’m still trying to wrap my head around it. First off, how the hell can a fabric have a memory and, secondly, what […]



Meet the teenage ‘beauty boys’ coming for the cosmetics industry

August 2nd, 2020 at 12:17 pm » Comments Off

Gen-Z boys online are chipping away at the taboo against men wearing makeup – with or without the makeup industry’s help In March of 2019, 17-year-old Elliot Ceretti walked into his local convenience store with a couple of friends. He had been re-watching the 10th season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and one of the show’s […]



Resale market expected to be valued at $64 billion in 5 years, as used clothing takes over closets

July 8th, 2020 at 3:11 pm » Comments Off

A ThredUp warehouse. KEY POINTS The secondhand apparel market is valued at about $28 billion today and is forecast to reach $64 billion within the five years, according to a new report by ThredUp and GlobalData Retail. “Resale is here to stay,” said ThredUp co-founder and CEO James Reinhart. “The next question is who wins […]



Face mask designed for a surreal future where wearing PPE is humanity’s new norm

May 23rd, 2020 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

 Whether we like it or not, masks are the new normal at least for the foreseeable future. It is now a universal guideline that everyone has to wear a mask when they step out. Designers, architects, fashion brands all over the world are using their software, laser cutters and 3D printers to make mask production […]



3D-printed footwear makes growing popularity and emerging trends

March 2nd, 2020 at 12:17 pm » Comments Off

      Edison, NJ — (SBWire) — 02/19/2020 –The 3D-Printed Footwear Market has witnessed continuous growth in the last few years and is projected to grow even further during the forecast period of 2020-2026.



New Harvard study fights fat with salty, icy injections

January 19th, 2020 at 8:58 pm » Comments Off

Injecting an icy saline slurry into fat deposits could be a new fat-reduction technique It sure sounds like a pop-up ad you’d see online, but scientists have created and tested a new treatment that melts away belly fat. The new technique, developed by researchers from Harvard and the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), involves injecting an […]



Scientists create lightweight 18-carat gold using ordinary plastic

January 15th, 2020 at 12:46 pm » Comments Off

Researchers with ETHzurich have successfully used plastic to create lightweight gold that retains its purity, according to a recent announcement from the institution. The lightweight gold is ideally suited for products like jewelry and watches — things that would benefit from a reduction in weight without a loss in gold purity or beauty. The gold […]



Uniqlo’s robots have already replaced 90% of its human workers at its flagship warehouse, now they’ve cracked the difficult task of folding T-shirts

December 29th, 2019 at 12:12 am » Comments Off

Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo. Uniqlo is coming close to full automation at its flagship warehouse in Tokyo, according to a new report from The Financial Times. According to The FT, Uniqlo’s parent company, Fast Retailing, has partnered with a Japanese startup that develops industrial robots to create a two-armed robot that is able to pick […]



The worst designed products of 2019

December 7th, 2019 at 1:49 pm » Comments Off

   Don’t add any of these to your holiday wish list. It’s never a good sign when the masses wonder whether your latest product is really an April Fool’s Joke. (Looking at you, Creme Egg Mayo.) Heinz and Cadbury weren’t the only ones to launch a highly mockable product. For your reading pleasure, we’ve rounded […]



De Beers Lightbox lab-grown diamonds will be sold at Bloomingdale’s and Reeds Jewelers

October 17th, 2019 at 11:48 am » Comments Off

For just over a year, the only way to purchase Lightbox fashion jewelry made with lab-grown diamonds was through its website or through an occasional pop-up promotion. Now the brand owned by De Beers will begin testing the brick-and-mortar retail marketplace. Beginning this month Lightbox jewels will be available at Bloomingdale’s department stores and Reeds […]



Generation Z & the fast fashion paradox

October 9th, 2019 at 11:48 am » Comments Off

  If the last year or so has taught us anything about Generation Z – the age group born post-1996 – it’s that they’re environmentally woke. While millennials’ memories of adolescence might consist of MySpace and MSN, for today’s teens and early twentysomethings, school strikes and climate marches to protest the state of the Earth […]



The fashion line designed to trick surveillance cameras

August 26th, 2019 at 11:18 am » Comments Off

Adversarial Fashion garments are covered in license plates, aimed at bamboozling a device’s databases An Adversarial Fashion dress, modeled by the designer, Kate Rose. Automatic license plate readers, which use networked surveillance cameras and simple image recognition to track the movements of cars around a city, may have met their match, in the form of […]



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