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Redress Design Award launches 10th competition cycle

Environmental NGO Redress has opened the Redress Design Award 2020, the 10th cycle of its sustainable fashion design competition.

LG TV lets you shop fashion you see in TV shows

Video commerce firm TheTake has partnered with smart TV manufacturer LG Electronics and a range of media companies to allow viewers to “shop shows” for fashion and other goods.

Amorepacific launches 3D face mask-printing technology at CES 2020

South Korean beauty company Amorepacific has revealed a high-tech 3D face-mask printing system called IOPE Tailored 3D Mask at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Clothing collection designed to ease suffering of Parkinson’s disease sufferers

Fashion designer Monika Dugar has released her “Reset” clothing collection designed to aid mobility in Parkinson’s disease sufferers.

Robots replace staff in South Korean chain Genesis BBQ

Genesis BBQ, a major South Korean fried-chicken chain, opened a new ‘smart store’ in Seoul’s Songpa District this month. There are no employees to take orders at the store. Instead, there are tablet PCs on each table that are used to order food. The food made in the kitchen is then served by food bots, self-driving robots that deliver the food to the customers.

The rise and rise of retailer recycling, repurposing and reusing schemes

Just 3.4 per cent of consumers globally are using retailer recycling schemes, according to a report by GlobalData – but the trend is on the rise.

Can on-demand production take off in the fashion industry?

Fashion-tech start-ups such as Unmade have begun to introduce innovations like on-demand production to champion the cause of sustainable fashion throughout the entire supply chain – but can they succeed?

Burberry launches Google Lens pop-up experience

Burberry has launched a digital flash pop-up experience powered by Google Lens at Ely’s Yard, Brick Lane in London.

Sneaker upper material grown in a lab in The Mills Fabrica-backed project

In a world first, biodesigner Jen Keane and synthetic biologist Marcus Walker have successfully grown a sneaker upper material.

5G tops list of top 10 technology trends for 2020

Juniper Research has revealed its top 10 technology trends for 2020, with 5G data network the standout.

What the new JD superstore says about the future of e-commerce

On Singles Day this year, China’s largest online retailer JD.com launched a 50,000 sqm JD superstore in Chongqing, Mainland China.

Japanese airline ANA uses avatar robots to let customers shop remotely

Japanese airline ANA has opened a pop-up shop equipped with avatar robots that enable customers to shop remotely.