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Fashion’s next NFT play: Twinning digital NFTs to physical items

Vogue Business
June 7, 2022
English
A spate of recent partnerships are illustrating how NFTs can more closely integrate with physical goods. Well into fashion’s NFT boom, physical clothing is getting a digital twin.
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Are We Approaching Industry 5.0 Already?

What They Think
February 14, 2022
English
With many of us barely beginning to understand what is meant by Industry 4.0, we’re now moving on to Industry 5.0! Acceleration is certainly a factor in today’s business and industrial environment. In this article, we define both Industry 4.0 and Industry 5.0, and provide examples of how the textiles and apparel industry in North America can accelerate along with the market trends.
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Are We Approaching Industry 5.0 Already?

Behind The Seams
February 14, 2022
English
With many of us barely beginning to understand what is meant by Industry 4.0, we’re now moving on to Industry 5.0! Acceleration is certainly a factor in today’s business and industrial environment. In this article, we define both Industry 4.0 and Industry 5.0, and provide examples of how the textiles and apparel industry in North America can accelerate along with the market trends.
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PlatformE acquires AI company to improve sustainable on-demand fashion

Fashion United UK
December 7, 2021
English
Fashion technology company PlatformE had announced the acquisition of Cambridge-based Catalyst AI, an artificial intelligence (AI) company complete with machine learning tools to optimise fashion supply chains.
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PlatformE acquires Cambridge startup to optimise fashion supply chains with AI

UK Tech News
December 2, 2021
English
Fashion technology scaleup PlatformE has acquired Cambridge, UK-based machine learning company Catalyst AI for an undisclosed sum.
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How PlatformE is fighting fast fashion with big data

Veredict
English
Fast fashion, the lovechild of capitalism and ephemeral trends, has a big problem. Every year, millions of tons of discarded clothing end up in landfill. There, it spews harmful emissions for hundreds of years as it decomposes.
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PlatformE acquires Catalyst AI to make sustainable fashion

SupplyChain
December 17, 2021
English
After acquiring Catalyst AI, fashion tech company PlatformE can help brands end wasteful mass production & enter into an era of sustainable manufacturing
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Portuguese firm PlatformE urges sustainable action in fashion industry

Fibre2Fashion
September 7, 2021
English
As fashion week approaches, Platform E, the next generation technology company that has enabled collections to be created and shopped digitally, is urging all global fashion houses, and the wider industry to re-think their approach to the seasonal fashion weeks, in the wake of the world environmental crisis and the urgent consumer cry for brands to act sustainably.
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Innovation Must Come from the Upstream Supplier Side

Sourcing Journal
October 26, 2021
English
As fashion companies scramble to optimize operations, reduce inventory risk, be more sustainable, boost working capital and cut costs, they might be wise to take a cue from the classic film “The Graduate” and listen to one word; just one word—upstream. In the recent Sourcing Summit panel “Orchestrating E-Fashion in Manufacturing,” Brad Ballentine, CEO of…
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Why Fashion’s Adopting Leaner, Localized Manufacturing Models

Sourcing Journal
June 12, 2021
English
Apparel and footwear manufacturers and brands have been tested during Covid-19, but one of the positives to come from the pandemic is an openness to embracing technology and new production models.
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Despite Fashion’s Sustainability Push, ‘If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Manage It’

Sourcing Journal
July 10, 2020
English
The COVID-19 pandemic could create further polarization in the fashion supply chain, with some brands taking initiative to lessen their overall impact and others unfortunately opting for business as usual. Still, not all companies have a strict definition of what sustainability means to them, and that has been holding sustainability efforts back.
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Sustainability Could Push ‘Virtual Fashion’ Market to $150 Billion

Sourcing Journal
July 7, 2020
English
While the concept of “virtual fashion” may have been a novelty at best in recent years with very few useful real-life applications, the hype behind around the concept has set the market value from anywhere from $75 billion to $150 billion, according to Karinna Nobbs, retail strategist and founder of Hot:Second, an experimental circular economy fashion popup launched last year.
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On-Demand Insights: Experts Share the Model’s Positives and Pitfalls

Sourcing Journal
June 22, 2021
English
The fashion supply chain has typically relied on a push model of production, as retailers ask factories to mass manufacture merchandise before there is definite demand. But there are significant opportunities for companies if they can more closely align production to actual market needs. On-demand can be more sustainable—from both a business and environmental standpoint—since…
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PlatformE Acquires AI Start-up to Boost Fashion Supply Chain

WWD
December 6, 2021
English
The fashion technology outfit co-founded by José Neves plans to use AI to improve made-to-order fashion supply chain.
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Outsider Art: How Fashion’s Model Of Production Is Being Reshaped By Prosumer Passion

The Interline
October 18, 2021
English
As well as offering a way to control overproduction, on-demand manufacturing could be the tool fashion needs to welcome empowered consumers and the creator economy into what has historically been a closed loop.
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At Platforme, Making Made-to-Order Production Accessible to All

Business of Fashion
June 2, 2021
English
By flipping traditional mass production models into innovative customer-centric solutions, Platforme is empowering brands with the technology to solve inventory excess.
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2022 fashion-tech predictions

Vogue Business
January 4, 2022
English
Digital influencers, virtual real estate and VIP access will be breakout themes, as stores, personalisation and AR continue evolving.
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Beyond Post-Pandemic Fashion: Meet Post-Brand Fashion

The Interline
March 24, 2022
English
Turnkey access to manufacturing, materials, and distribution on tap could redistribute power from brands to creators. How major cultural shift is meeting a tech-driven transformation to up-end fashion.
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Luxury Brands Are Already Making Millions in the Metaverse

Bloomberg
December 9, 2021
English
The likes of Gucci, Balenciaga, and Burberry are spinning up fashion and accessories that you'll never even wear
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Fighting fashion waste with digitized data system

Textile Today
December 1, 2019
English
The fashion industry worldwide is immensely overburdened with overstock, throwaway clothes, single-use plastics ending up in landfills or released micro particles-dyes and chemicals polluting the marine system and putting the lives of living creations at risk.
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How technology can help fight fashion waste

ITProPortal
November 28, 2019
English
How technology helps reduce the roughly $180 million of clothing which goes into landfill annually.
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¿Es el ‘made-to-order’ la solución a los problemas de la moda?

Vogue España
July 21, 2020
Spanish
Producir solo lo que previamente se ha vendido solo tiene beneficios. Se trata de un ‘win-win’ en el que ganan los consumidores, las empresas y el planeta
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The future of fashion is made-to-order, according to Farfetch CEO José Neves

Fast Company
November 12, 2018
English
On the heels of his company’s recent IPO, Farfetch CEO José Neves talks about personalizing fashion, the industry’s problem with waste, and the unexpected benefits of a global recession.
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Farfetch founder José Neves tells WIRED how he built the $1.5 billion fashion platform

WIRED
July 12, 2017
English
Buddhism, exercise and following your passion are among Neves's tips for fellow entrepreneurs
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Europe’s 100 hottest young scaleups of 2021

The Next Web
September 7, 2021
English
The Tech5 talent search is back again. We scoured, measured, and assessed scaleups from all corners of the continent to bring you the top 100 for 2021. Based on performance, growth, and potential, these companies have proven they have what it takes to join the exclusive Tech5 community. And just what does that mean?
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Designer And Supply Chain Digital Revolution: How COVID-19 Is Changing The Fashion Industry

Forbes
April 13, 2020
English
As lockdown moves into its fourth week for much of Europe, with the US, Australasia and much of Asia following suit, how is isolation affecting the fashion industry’s design and manufacturing teams? What problem-solving solutions are being deployed? What will the impact be on the next fashion collections?
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How Luxury Brands Are Manufacturing Scarcity in the Digital Economy

Harvard Business Review
January 28, 2022
English
Traditional luxury goods companies have treated digital as a channel. But they’re now starting to treat it as a marketplace in its own right, thanks largely to Blockchain technology, which has delivered the Non-Fungible Token. Today, the key ingredients of luxury – rarity, exclusivity, and cost — can also apply to virtual products, as companies like Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, and Gucci have realized.
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