Fashion Tech Startups

We’re Third Wave Fashion, and we helped put fashion tech on the map.

Founded in 2011, we’re the world’s only think tank focused on what some people like to call #fashiontech. From the thousands of fashion tech startups in our database, to the close relationships we have with the most forward-thinking brands, you can tell: we’re not in this business because it’s trendy; we’re here because we’re the experts. We’ll introduce you to the best fashion tech startups on the planet, and help you understand how your business can benefit from working with them. Need to know what’s new? Stick with us!

ASOS Accelerator Selects Fashion Tech Startups

ASOS Accelerator Selects Fashion Tech Startups

Earlier this year we told you how global fashion destination ASOS and world-leading startup accelerator program Wayra (part of Telefónica Open Future_) had partnered up to launch an accelerator program. Some great fashion tech startups were accepted into the program – read on…
Fashion Tech Startup: Meet FLATLAY

Fashion Tech Startup: Meet FLATLAY

This fashion tech startup is aiming to reward brands, influencer’s and anyone with the desire to discover and share collections on their platform. We spoke with Ali Sammour, FLATLAY’s founder, and the FLATLAY team who filled us in on what they’ve…
Student-Led Fashion Tech Hackathon

Student-Led Fashion Tech Hackathon

We told you about this event last year and are still impressed that this hackathon at Kent State is student-led and free for all attendees (not to mention it’s 60% female participation rate!) We talked with Madeline Farina, Kent State’s Fashion /…
Fashion Tech Startup: Meet LuxeFinds

Fashion Tech Startup: Meet LuxeFinds

We’ve always said that one of the biggest problems for fashion online is the lack of a federated ontology (a common language). This startup has taken on one of the biggest pieces of that challenge: color.  We spoke with LuxeFinds founder, Phyllis…
Fashion Tech Startup: Meet The Idle Man

Fashion Tech Startup: Meet The Idle Man

This UK-based fashion tech startup believes that it shouldn’t be so hard for men to be stylish (we agree.) The Idle Man is an online men’s retailer and clothing brand promoting #StyleMadeEasy, and we’re especially impressed with how they blend content…
Fashion Tech Startup: Meet Hot Drops

Fashion Tech Startup: Meet Hot Drops

This UK-based fashion tech startup has created a fashion platform–and taken advantage of Facebook’s Messenger technology–by creating a bot to assist users in finding fashion. We spoke with Chris Perrett, Hot Drop’s co-founder, who told us more about their technology…
Fashion Tech: Meet Sports Style Swipe

Fashion Tech: Meet Sports Style Swipe

When we think of fashion, and fashion tech, we don’t often think of the athletic space (or, typically even men’s fashion.) Sports Illustrated has created a show called Sports Style Swipe that is working to change this. [Editor’s note: Yes,…
Connected Stores: A NYC Tour and Review

Connected Stores: A NYC Tour and Review

Does the promise of those connected retails stores hold up? Our intern, Angelina D’Souza, hit the town to find out….  We all know that online is merging with offline, and that smart retailers are creating stores that utilize the best…
Fashion Tech Startup: Meet Fynd.me

Fashion Tech Startup: Meet Fynd.me

A witty, fashion-focused chatbot? Sounds like something we should look at! New York City based startup Fynd.me has made a shopping search engine where their users “like” products and their system is able to curate items to their taste and…
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