How the Best in Class Thinks About Mass Customization

During Decoded Fashion’s recent New York Summit, mass customization and personalization were recurring themes for both established and emerging brands. Levi’s Chief Merchandising Officer Grant Barth noted that customization is one of the strongest growth areas for the 140+ year-old… Continue Reading

Staying Charged & Connected w/ emPOWERED

Open Source Fashion’s first Fashion Tech Founders Caffeine and Convos Breakfast program buzzed with an excitement reminiscent of a Day Breakers concert. Conversations before the program flowed easily among this group of entrepreneurs, fashion gurus and techies. Attendees included Frank… Continue Reading

Fashion Specifically For Everyone: Customizable Products

Is mass customization the future of retail? Maybe. Technology definitely makes the idea a lot closer to reality. Mass customization isn’t something new, but it’s something that has been recently reinvented by creative startup ventures. Custom clothes in have always… Continue Reading

Building a Native App? Ask Yourself These 5 Questions First.

With over 184 million people in the U.S. owning smartphones[1], it’s clear that mobile is something that every company must address.  Yet, the question that sparks debate is whether companies should focus on building out a native mobile app or… Continue Reading

Real “Fashion Tech” Should Improve Infrastructure & Logistics

Talking fashion technology has become a largely consumer oriented dialogue. Wearables, customer experience, personalization, are all buzzwords that come up across topics and up and down market. Fashion and Tech (from both sides) are wrapped up in being of-the-moment, which… Continue Reading

Fashion + Technology Conference Coming to General Assembly in DC

Washington, DC – The Freestyle Conference is making its inaugural debut in Washington, DC Saturday, December 6. Founded on the premise of education and collaboration, Open Source Fashion (OSF), the New York City-based networking group is offering attendees this series… Continue Reading