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Added 8 December, 2017

Sports giant Nike has created the world’s first “breathable” hijab for female Muslim athletes which keeps them cool and doesn’t block out a referee’s whistle or instructions. Out now, the head covering looks to make all sports more accessible to Muslim women as it is lightweight and unlikely to impede movement.

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Added 20 November, 2017

Major cosmetic companies are looking to install beauty counters for men in department stores, and bolster their online sales to the world's "metrosexuals." A good example of what's on the horizon comes from the Lqd Mens Essential Gift Pack, a set of skin care products that are supposedly specially designed for the manliest of skin, keeping it...

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Added 19 November, 2017

South Korea’s Incheon International Airport announces plans to open a plastic surgery clinic for passengers interested in having an operation done, whenever they need to have one during their travels. The move was motivated by South Korea’s growing status as a medical tourism destination. It also reflects a worldwide retail trend to bring goods...

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Added 26 October, 2017

H&M's Arket website is now emphasizing transparency online. As well as being able to filter and search the products on the Arket website by department, pattern, color and material, shoppers may also choose to shop where the items are made. Arket's current product selection includes goods that are made in China, Italy, Turkey and Austria. To...

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Added 20 October, 2017

Modern Meadow recently debuted its lab-grown animal-free leather materials at the ‘Items: Is Fashion Modern?’ exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York – which runs until January 28th 2018. The technology behind the ZOA leather material is based around DNA editing, as the biological component of leather isn’t actually animal...

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Added 17 October, 2017

Ada Diamonds has opened the world's first jewelry showroom exclusively dedicated to laboratory-created diamonds. The by-appointment showroom offers San Francisco residents a modern marriage of technology, craftsmanship, and sustainable luxury: bespoke, made-to-order lab diamond jewelry. Established in 2015, Silicon Valley based Ada Diamonds...

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Added 17 October, 2017

Following in the footsteps of Spring and other online fashion retailers, Net-A-Porter announced that it will soon make available an artificial intelligence tool that will be capable of choosing clothing for consumers based on their likes, dislikes and travel plans. The company’s new robot will be able to personalize the shopping experience for...

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Added 16 October, 2017

Nike’s new NBA Connected Jersey gets the scores straight to the wearer by them simply tapping their smartphone against the bottom of the vest. Technology is built into each jersey so the data shared is automatically affiliated with that team. Wearers download the NikeConnect app and tap their smartphone on the tag on the bottom of the jersey to...

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Added 5 October, 2017

Eliminating the need for one of the most painstaking, time-consuming and relatively expensive processes, Lensabl makes lenses for any pair of glasses you own. Unlike other online spectacle and sunglasses retailers, there are no frames for sale here. This isn't a style company—it's a technologically-driven organization aimed at meeting a need...

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Added 3 October, 2017

The greatest market strategy isn’t necessarily competing with the Apple Watch Series 3, but in besting all the Android Wear watches we’ve seen, which have been too large and heavy for 24/7 wearables. That leaves Fitbit in a good spot. They’re not including LTE here (at least not yet) but it’s arguable that wasn’t the biggest challenge in the...