ResEARCH RESourcES

[ THE CONTINUOUS DATABASE OF FASHION + TECH  ]

Continuously expanding directory of fashion + tech + sustainability resources for further research. Areas such as: 

 
SCIENCE PUBLICATIONS
SCIENCE DAILY

https://www.sciencedaily.com/news/matter_energy/textiles_and_clothing

Latest scientific published discoveries in a user-friendly format. 

JUNIPER PUBLICATIONS

+ https://juniperpublishers.com/ctftte

Current Trends in Fashion Technology & Textile Engineering (CTFTTE).

 
INDUSTRY UPDATES
WGSN

+ https://www.wgsn.com

An online trend library combining technology, qualitative research with quantitative insights, and custom advisory services.

GLOSSY

+ http://www.glossy.co

Intersection of fashion and luxury through the lens of digital and tech.

THE CURRENT DAILY

+ https://thecurrentdaily.com

Tracking new launches in technology and digital marketing. 

THE FASHION ROBOT

+ https://thefashionrobot.com

For technologists on the fashion industry and fashion professionals in bringing new technologies to designs.

FASHIONING TECH

http://fashioningtech.com

Research & development source aimed at designing and informing next generation wearable technologies

THE FASHION NERD

+ https://fashnerd.com

Opening conversation about the merger of fashion with technology.

BUSINESS OF FASHION

https://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/fashion-tech

Delivering fashion business intelligence on emerging designers, disruptive technologies, and global brands.

TECHCRUNCH

+ https://techcrunch.com/tag/fashion

Profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.

FASHION INNOVATION ALLIANCE

https://fashinnovation.com

Public policy, inclusion, social justice and social impact for fashion, technology, and retail.

FASHION REVOLUTION

https://www.fashionrevolution.org

Unites people and organizations to work together towards radically changing the way clothes are sourced, produced, and consumed. 

VOGUE BUSINESS

https://www.voguebusiness.com

Global perspective on the fashion industry, exploring how cultural trends and global patterns will impact fashion businesses. Harnessing insights from technologists, trend forecasters, futurists and innovators in other sectors.

SOURCING JOURNAL

https://sourcingjournal.com

B2B trade media that produces publications and events. A resource offering essential news, expert commentary and in-depth analysis in fashion, retail, beauty, entertainment and lifestyle sectors.

KNITTING INDUSTRY

https://www.knittingindustry.com

Delivers unique content, comment, and features on new products, processes, and technologies for the knitting and hosiery industries.

MATERIAL SCIENCE
 
TEXDEL

http://www.texdel.com

Proprietary smart-textile platform that delivers active ingredients to and through the skin; for dermal and transdermal benefit.  

ATACAMA

http://www.atacamadry.com

“Biomimetic” moisture-channeling platform integrated with textiles. 

REBEL INC. 

http://www.polyrebel.com

Development of a sustainable and non toxic solution for synthetic fiber manufacturing with polymeric technology.

BOLT THREADS

https://boltthreads.com

High-performance sustainable fibers made from nature. 

RE:NEWCELL

https://renewcell.com

Sweden facility that decomposes the cellulose in cotton and viscose to a Circulose pulp. Creating the link key to recycling textiles on a massive scale and make fashion sustainable. 

CARBIOS

https://carbios.fr

Using enzymes to degrade polymers that make up plastic materials, to fully biodegrade with a controlled life span 

EVRNU

https://www.evrnu.com

A new kind of engineered fiber with extraordinary performance and environmental advantages, made from discarded clothing. Behind the technology NuCycl, used for chemically recycling a range of fabrics including cotton and polyester. 

NATURAL FIBER WELDING, INC.

http://www.naturalfiberwelding.com

Abundant plant-based, closed-loop materials, free of petroleum-based microplastics, glues, and resins. Specializes in preserving or restoring the integrity of cotton fibers, which usually diminishes in recycling. 

MODERN MEADOW

http://www.modernmeadow.com

Working toward commercial biofabricated materials that will be animal-free with a lighter footprint on the planet. Zoa™ will be the first biofabricated materials brand designed with collagen protein as a core building block.

WORN AGAIN TECHNOLOGIES

http://wornagain.co.uk

A polymer recycling technology used to separate, decontaminate, and extract polyester polymers and cellulose from cotton, from non-reusable textiles, and PET bottles and packaging. To be able to turn them back into new textile raw materials as part of a continual cycle.

TYTON BIOSCIENCES

https://www.tytonbio.com

Manufactures and recycles products to replace virgin materials without added cost or compromises in quality for circular markets.

MANGO MATERIALS

http://mangomaterials.com

Produces a naturally occurring biopolymer from waste biogas (methane) that is economically competitive with conventional petroleum-based plastics. 

SPINNOVA

https://spinnova.com

Making sustainable cellulose-based materials that are a cost-efficient, environmentally friendly, and preferred option for brands, and available to all consumers.

HEIQ

https://heiq.com

Specializes in scientific research, specialty materials manufacturing, and branding. Leader in textile innovation creating effective, durable and high-performance textile technologies.

SATERI

https://www.sateri.com

Global leader in viscose rayon – a natural, sustainable fiber found in soft, comfortable fabrics and skin-friendly hygiene products. Successfully produced viscose fiber regenerated from textile waste on a commercial scale.

 
A.I.
VUE.AI

https://vue.ai

Integration of apparel and robotics to shape human potential. 

APPAREL ROBOTICS
 
SEISMIC

https://www.myseismic.com

Integration of apparel and robotics to shape human potential. 

 
HEALTH
BLOOMER TECH

+ https://www.bloomertech.com

Biometric sensors to monitor and treat cardiovascular global health problems.

 
CAD
OPITITEX

+ https://optitex.com

Over 25 years in the industry. Software solutions include 2D design and 3D visualization platforms that cover the entire supply chain, create efficient workflows, and shorten time to market.

GRAVITY SKETCH

https://www.gravitysketch.com

Design platform for teams that create, collaborate, and review in 3D using VR and Touch technologies to create a liberating and natural design experience.

DDIGITT

https://ddigitt.com

Enables accurate 3D visualization with features such as: 3D material library, digital creation & sampling, and digital sales.

CLO

+ https://www.clo3d.com

3D fashion design software program creating virtual, true-to life garment visualization, modular design, 2D pattern design, render image/video, linesheets & collaboration.

BROWZWEAR

+ https://browzwear.com

3D tools for apparel design, development, merchandising, and collaboration for a digital product lifecycle. 

+ https://browzwear.com

3D tools for apparel design, development, merchandising, and collaboration for a digital product lifecycle. 

PLATFORM E

+ https://platforme.com

A Made-to-Order software for at scale customization and digital collections with e-commerce, retail, and production integration.

SWATCHBOOK

+ https://www.swatchbook.us

Virtual swatch creation library that propagates auto-visualization technology. Including an API to connect to PLM systems or 3d software.

 
E-TEXTILES
E-TEXTILE LOUNGE

http://etextilelounge.com

Learn how to design, sew and solder eTextiles, soft-circuits, and wearable computing. 

SPARK FUN ELECTRONICS

https://www.sparkfun.com

Curriculum, training and online tutorials designed to demystify the wonderful world of embedded electronics. 

ENGINEERED MATERIALS SYSTEMS, INC.

http://emsadhesives.com

Global formulator and manufacturer of adhesives, conductive, and encapsulates. 

 
R & D 
NINETEENTH AMENDMENT

https://www.nineteenthamendment.com

Designer-direct fashion house for clothing and accessories. 

 
EVENTS
DECODED FUTURE

+ http://www.decodedfashion.com

Event series connecting Fashion, Beauty and Retail with emerging and established technology companies.

 
SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN
CLOTHING MANUFACTURERS ASIA

+ www.clothingmanufacturersasia.com

Agent to top ethical-verified clothing manufacturers for small fashion brands

TREADLER

+ www.treadler.com

B2B initiative by H&M Group, giving access to global supply chain services from sustainable product development to logistics.

KARL MAYER

+ https://www.karlmayer.com

Offers solutions for warp knitting, warp preparation for weaving and technical textiles.

STOLL (ACQUIRED BY KARL MAYER)

+ https://www.stoll.com

German solution orientated manufacturer of flat knitting machines and developer in fashion and technical textiles.

SAITEX

+ https://www.sai-tex.com

The first factory in Asia and the only large scale manufacture of denim with B Corporation™ Certification, score of 105.6. Achieving B Corp™.

SHIMA SEIKI

+ https://www.shimaseiki.com

Leading Japanese textile solutions provider. Created a multiaxial flat knitting machine using an inlay technique for the production of hybrid textiles that combine the stretch characteristics of knitted fabrics with the stability of woven textiles. A warp insertion further expands the capability of the machine to produce 3D-­shaped carbon fiber and composite.

SANTONI

+ http://www.santoni.com

The first Italian sock knitting machine manufacture. Developing a series of circular electronic "Seamlesswear" knitting machines becoming a worldwide leader in this technology.

STAMPED SUSTAINABLE & STANDARDS 
 
CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIED

+ https://www.c2ccertified.org

Educates manufacturers of consumer products to become a positive force for society and the environment, helping to bring about a new industrial revolution.

GOTS-GLOBAL ORGANIC TEXTILE STANDARD

+ https://www.global-standard.org

The development, implementation, verification, protection, and promotion of the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). This standard stipulates requirements throughout the supply chain for both ecology and labor conditions in textile and apparel manufacturing using organically produced raw materials.

OEKO-TEX

+ https://oeko-tex.com

Eighteen independent research and test institutes in Europe and Japan that work together to continually develop test methods and define limit values for the textiles and leather industry.

FAIR TRADE

+ https://www.fairtrade.net

Fairtrade changes the way trade works through better prices, decent working conditions and a fairer deal for farmers and workers in developing countries.

BCI- BETTER COTTON INITIATIVE

+ https://bettercotton.org

Global not-for-profit organization and the largest cotton sustainability program in the world. BCI exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in and better for the sector’s future.

ISO- INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR STANDARDIZATION

+ https://www.iso.org

An independent international organization bringing together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market-relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges.

THE HIGG INDEX - SUSTAINABLE APPAREL COALITION

+ https://apparelcoalition.org/the-higg-index

A suite of tools that enables brands, retailers, and facilities of all sizes — at every stage in their sustainability journey — to measure and score a company or product’s sustainability performance. 

GRI - GLOBAL REPORTING INITIATIVE

+ https://www.globalreporting.org

​GRI aids businesses and governments worldwide to understand and communicate their impact on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, governance, and social well-being. 

CERTIFIED B CORP

+ https://bcorporation.net

The B Impact Assessment evaluates how a company’s operations and business model impacts the workers, community, environment, and customers. Through the supply chain, input materials, charitable giving, and employee benefits.

DJSI-DOW JONES SUSTAINABILITY INDEX

+ https://bcorporation.net

The Dow Jones Sustainability Index family tracks the stock performance of the world's leading companies in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria.

THE FASHION PACT

+ https://thefashionpact.org

The global coalition of companies in the fashion and textile industry including their suppliers and distributors, all committed to a common core of key environmental goals in three areas: stopping global warming, restoring biodiversity, and protecting the oceans.

BLUESIGN

+ https://www.bluesign.com

A solution provider and independent verifier to secure trust and transparency that provides safer and more sustainable environments for people to work in, and traces each textile’s path along the manufacturing process, making improvements at every stage.

ZDHC - ZERO DISCHARGE OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

+ https://www.roadmaptozero.com

Collaborates with global brands, chemical suppliers, manufacturers, and other organizations and brings them together to spread knowledge, create solutions, and guidelines to transform how chemicals are used. 

TEXTILE EXCHANGE

+ https://textileexchange.org

Global non-profit that drives industry transformation in preferred fibers, integrity, standards, and responsible supply networks. Sharing best practices regarding farming, materials, processing, traceability and product end-of-life, in order to reduce the textile industry’s impact.

GRS - GLOBAL RECYCLE STANDARD

+ https://textileexchange.org/integrity/

Holistic certification for products with recycled content. Provide tools for more accurate labeling, innovation in reclaimed materials, establishing more transparency in the supply chain, and providing better information to consumers. Issued by Textile Exchange.

COURSES
 
SEW HEIDI - SUCCESSFUL FASHION DESIGN COURSES

https://learn.sewheidi.com

Books, free templates, fashion podcasts, and affordable courses that touch on industry specific skills, such as: fashion freelancing, design to development, and many illustrator tutorials. 

CRADLE TO CRADLE-INNOVATION INSITITUTE 

+ https://education.c2ccertified.org/lms

Educates on how to create products for the circular economy and how to get certified.

 
FASHION START-UP INCUBATORS
BOMME STUDIO

+ https://www.bommestudio.com

Helping designers and brands get to market ethically, economically, and efficiently, with production made in the U.S.A. Offering services such as private labeling, digital marketing, and Full Package Development. 

FACTORY 45

+ https://factory45.co

A six month online accelerator program for sustainable & ethical fashion brands.

FASHION INCUBATOR

+ https://fashion-incubator.com

Comprehensive apparel construction & manufacturing tutorials.

INDIE SOURCE

+ https://indiesource.com

Apparel manufacturer and fashion consultancy.

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