Technology: Page 2

  • A J. Crew virtual store.
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    J. Crew opens virtual store

    The beach house experience features six themed rooms for shoppers to browse, and includes a quiz, a scavenger hunt and former catalog images.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • June 12, 2023
  • Spools of thread are seen going through the Vega machine.
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    Courtesy of Unspun
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    Unspun lands $14M in funding for its 3D weaving tech

    Unspun is launching tech that can weave a pair of pants in about 10 minutes, part of the company’s plans to make micro-factories for no-inventory garment production.

    By June 9, 2023
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    Courtesy of Ecovative
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    Mycelium technology company Ecovative raises over $30M

    The company plans to increase production of its Forager line of hides and flexible foams ahead of new brand partner footwear and apparel launches.

    By Updated June 8, 2023
  • A Roblox character wears G Lock stud earrings that digital fashion designer Samuel Jordan created for Rebecca Minkoff’s new virtual collection.
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    Courtesy of Samuel Jordan
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    From screen to store: metaverse goes mainstream

    Digital fashion makes the leap into the real world as avatars and their creators share silhouettes and styles.

    By Khanh T.L. Tran • June 6, 2023
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    Victoria’s Secret expands Amazon assortment to include apparel, lingerie

    The retailer opened its Amazon storefront last year with 120 beauty products in an effort to stoke sales within the category.

    By Kaarin Vembar • June 6, 2023
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    EBay expands Authenticity Guarantee to streetwear

    Items from nine brands including Supreme and Off-White are eligible, with more to be added at the end of September, including Adidas, Nike and Gucci.

    By Xanayra Marin-Lopez • June 2, 2023
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    Higg rebrands as Worldly

    The company says it wants to avoid confusion with its licensed Higg Index software.

    By Howard Ruben • May 19, 2023
  • EBay corporate building in Berlin
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    Courtesy of EBay
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    EBay acquires tech company Certilogo to boost secondhand fashion authentication

    Certilogo uses digital tech to give consumers access to information about products and confirm their authenticity. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • May 18, 2023
  • Seven armor-like  digital outfits designed for avatars to wear against a grey background.
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    Courtesy of Parsons x Roblox
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    Parsons hosts digital Roblox-branded fashion showcase

    Student designers will display and sell their virtual apparel creations in conjunction with a new course collaboration aimed at exploring metaverse trends.

    By May 16, 2023
  • Customers gather outside a corner concrete store with a banner across the front that reads Shein
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    Shein invests $70M toward upgrading its supply chain

    The company hopes its five-year financial commitment will improve conditions at its third-party manufacturing suppliers.

    By Howard Ruben • May 16, 2023
  • A person holds up a shirt in front of a ring light for a livestream event.
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    Courtesy of Poshmark
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    Poshmark is a leader in the online fashion resale market: report

    More consumers are comfortable with secondhand clothing even as discretionary spending is down, according to Earnest Analytics.

    By Laurel Deppen • May 15, 2023
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    luoman via Getty Images
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    Out of fashion: Apparel manufacturing needs a tech update

    Tied to fax machines and Excel spreadsheets, many companies are resistant to change and slow to adapt to new ways of doing business.

    By Krishna Thakker • May 10, 2023
  • Two ThredUp boxes sitting on top of each other on a bed, with a teal sweater next to them.
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    Courtesy of ThredUp
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    ThredUp lists on alternative stock exchange

    The resale company will commit to a vision for sustainable and inclusive business practices on the Long-Term Stock Exchange.

    By Nate Delesline III • May 9, 2023
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    Courtesy of Authentic Brands
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    Farfetch launches European commercial partnership with Reebok

    The new digital platforms are part of a larger plan by Reebok owner Authentic Brands Group to reposition its European e-commerce sites and expand its luxury product offerings.

    By May 3, 2023
  • Nordstrom cuts tech workforce

    The layoffs come weeks after the company named a new chief technology and information officer. 

    By Kaarin Vembar • May 2, 2023
  • A designer watch, ring, necklace and bracelet.
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    Courtesy of Ebay
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    EBay introduces ‘Certified by Brand’ luxury resale program

    The marketplace allows brands to scale their secondary market efforts, while shoppers gain access to more authenticated watches, handbags and jewelry.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • May 1, 2023
  • Wilson Sportswear lifestyle collection
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    Courtesy of Wilson Sporting Goods
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    Athleisure’s prominence may stand the test of time, other trends may not: Bolt report

    Artificial intelligence was another big part of the report, which may become a mainstay in shopping for fashion online.

    By April 27, 2023
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    Retrieved from; Maison Meta; Trendland on April 21, 2023
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    Over 130 collections debut at AI Fashion Week

    After designers showcase their virtual collections, three winners will go on to create real-world versions of their apparel.

    By Natalie Schwartz • April 21, 2023
  • A person in a light green shirt stands in front of plant imagery.
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    Courtesy of Lululemon
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    Lululemon debuts plant-based nylon shirts

    Made in collaboration with sustainable materials company Geno, the products have the same lightweight feel as its other apparel, the company said.

    By Cara Salpini • April 20, 2023
  • A hand in a white sleeve holds up a small sphere filled with water and microplastics against a blurred window.
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    Courtesy of hmfoundation
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    H&M Foundation funds tech to reduce microplastics in wastewater

    The fast fashion giant’s charitable arm supported the technology as part of its five-year Planet First program, a $12 million investment.

    By April 20, 2023
  • American Eagle's RE/AE virtual clothing store within Snapchat
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    Retrieved from American Eagle on April 14, 2023
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    American Eagle brings secondhand clothing shop to Snapchat

    The augmented reality experience is part of the retailer’s new RE/AE digital shop and clothing collection curated with online resale platform ThredUp.

    By Jessica Deyo • April 17, 2023
  • An image of Vans World on Roblox, featuring a bridge over water with two pictures of shoes on the shore.
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    Courtesy of Gucci
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    Gucci, Vans team up for Roblox scavenger hunt

    The two fashion brands are linking their Roblox spaces in order to raise awareness of cross-brand collaboration in the metaverse.

    By Sara Karlovitch • April 14, 2023
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    Hispanolistic via Getty Images
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    Syky launches luxury fashion incubator for digital designers

    The platform’s founder hopes the initiative will serve as a springboard for the next generation of luxury fashion houses that are designing in the physical and online world.

    By Natalie Schwartz • April 12, 2023
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    Shaun Lucas/Industry Dive; Getty Images

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    Deep Dive

    Outsiders are taking over fashion companies. Are they here to stay?

    Fashion companies are looking beyond their ranks to find leaders who are well versed in technology and supply chain issues.

    By Christopher Blomquist • April 3, 2023
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    Here’s what traditional and digital brands did for Metaverse Fashion Week

    Despite glitchy graphics and slow response times, brands unveiled their fashion shows and immersive experiences as planned.

    By Natalie Schwartz • March 31, 2023