Waste crime has the potential for easy, high profits and as such is set to join ranks with drugs and human trafficking.
Australian brand Discount Universe at 2016 Fashion Week.
AAP Image/Tracey Nearm
When Malcolm Turnbull released his innovation agenda, the arts were missing. But Australia's fashion industry is a true innovator, comparable to French and Italian fashion houses. It's time to recognise this at home.
Machines by Rahul Jain reveals how some industries turn bodies into commodities.
In work poverty is a sign the icy tide of capitalism is now lapping at our ankles in the global north.
Dita in 3D.
While other industries stride ahead with 3D printing, clothing still has a few hurdles to overcome.
A hydro-responsive thread can be used with sensors to monitor body functions.
Alonso Nichols, Tufts University
Flexible, easy to make, inexpensive, stretchable and simple to coat with nanomaterials, threads are also very commonly used by doctors already.
Welcome to the world of cloths and materials that change depending on your mood.
Togolese fabric markets are increasingly stocked with low-cost Chinese reproductions.
Togolese consumers are increasingly choosing Chinese replicas over 'authentic' Dutch wax prints. Their choice raises fundamental questions about the notion of intellectual property.
Part of a sensory textile with embedded electronics for a football fan.
A new project is incorporating technology into textiles to help people with late-stage dementia.
A utilitarian, no-waste ethos was at the heart of Stepanova’s fashion and design ideas.
Designs by Stepanova in LEF magazine, 1923.
A peculiar thing happened in Russia in the early 1920s. Abstract art, often considered the pinnacle of elitism and high art, was instead employed by artists as a testing ground for ideas that promised…
Oxford University researchers have harnessed the natural defence mechanism of silkworms, which causes paralysis, in what…