Winners of Inc.’s Iconic Design Awards come from all varieties of categories this year, including toys, sportswear, environment-saving home goods, and more. However they all share one key quality: they nail what customers want now.
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One of the biggest stresses of going on vacation is packing. Dragging almost-bursting cases on and off conveyor belts and around airports is not what most people enjoy doing, but the days of lugging heavy luggage through various ports and stations may well be over, thanks to a new invention – a suitcase that follows you around.
Moxi Group, an unknown company in Chongqing China, passed these images of a magical, flexible bracelet smartphone around to the financial news press a couple days ago. However, here’s the fine print: Moxi actually claims to be working on a black-and-white version of this concept, with a color version “by 2018.”
You are about to have another option at your fingertips to pay for things. Last week, the smart jewelry company Ringly announces a partnership with MasterCard that will allow you to pay for items with the tap of a ring. (Video)
Fashion designers are starting to use all kinds of technology in their garments. Scientific progress has always been an important part of shoe design — the invention of vulcanized rubber by Charles Goodyear directly led to boots that could climb Mount Everest, for example — and pro athletes consistently turn to Nike, Reebok, and other […]
3D printing is beginning to gain some traction within the fashion industry. It has gained popularity by some of the industry’s most popular designers, and has attracted the attention of both celebrities and fashionistas from around the world. (Video)
According to a report by financial analysts at Cowen, Amazon is set to become America’s largest apparel retailer by 2017. The e-commerce giant is gearing up to usurp the title held by Macy’s, Cowen reports:
Conveying messages about wealth, taste, and personal beliefs, our clothes speak volumes about us. So it’s no surprise that textiles have become another platform for electronic communication in this age of ubiquitous screens and social sharing.
Bolt Threads, a Bay Area startup, which announced a new $40 million round funding on Thursday, is giving spiders and silkworms a run for their money. The company has developed a synthetic, “programmable” alternative to larval- or arachnid-produced silk.
Google annouced on Friday that they were teaming up with Levi’s to make computerized jeans – using conductive fabric. This could eventually allow wearers to use their legs as touchscreens.