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Let Talk About Bots, Baby

Back in November, we asked, have chatbots gone chic?  Episode 42 of the podcast introduced you to Epytom, a digital styling service founded by Anastasia Sartan and Marianna Milkis-Edwards. The premise of the bot, which talks to you via Facebook messenger, is that you…

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I’m on the Radio

Back in May, I was a guest on Detangled on CUIT-FM. I didn’t know they archived their episodes on iTunes until just now. You can listen to our conversation on wearables and future fabrics here (episode 13, starts at 37.33).…

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Would you wear this Smart Bra?

Wearable tech is getting more intimate than ever. As sensors become thinner and more flexible, it’s becoming easier to integrate technology into textiles. A new wave of fashionable wearables won’t just sit on the wrist, but will come in contact with…

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These Yoga Pants are Made from Recycled Bottles

As consumers become more conscious of where their fashion comes from, we’re beginning to see more ethically sourced and produced products hit the market. Just last month our friends at Rothy’s made a splash with the announcement of their waste-free…

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Women & Wearables Video Recap

It has been just a few short weeks since Electric Runway + WWTO’s event on Women and Wearables, and we’re so excited to share this video recap with you! In case you missed it, on March 28th, Electric Runway teamed…

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WWTO Celebrates Women + Wearables

Special thanks to Jessica Galang of Betakit for this write-up covering Electric Runway & WWTO’s Women and Wearables event, which took place last month at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto On Tuesday, We Are Wearables Toronto hosted its…

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Inside MakeFashion 2017

If you’ve been following me on Instagram (GirlAboutToronto) you already know that I was in Calgary, Alberta this weekend to emcee MakeFashion. For those of you who aren’t already familiar, MakeFashion is a high-tech high-fashion runway show that asks…

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Watch WWTO’s Women & Wearables (Full Event LiveStream)

Tuesday marked a few firsts. For the first time in the meetup group’s history, We Are Wearables featured an all-female cast of speakers and presenters on stage. Also for the first time, they also broadcast a live-stream of their meetup in Toronto…

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Electric Runway Seeks Volunteers in the 6ix

Electric Runway has teamed up with the Design Exchange, StartupHere Toronto, the City of Toronto, and ModiFace to bring you InStore, an immersive event on the future of retail (May 2, 2017 in Toronto). We are currently building a small…

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First Look: Fitbit Alta HR

While we’re not ones to share “shiny new object” posts regularly, when it comes to Fitbit, we can’t help but pay attention. The company is one of the most successful wearable products to date, accounting for 30% of the…

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March’s #WWTO Showcases Women in Hardware

Thanks to BetaKit for covering our upcoming event on Women & Wearables on International Women’s Day. Read the full article on BetaKit here.   Women still earn 74 cents on the male dollar in Canada, and when you look…

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Aniyia Williams – Headphones that Sound as Good as they Look

Fashion tech journalist Amanda Cosco speaks with Aniyia Williams of Tinsel, makers of the Dipper Audio Necklace, a pair of Bluetooth headphones that sound as good as they look. This San Francisco-based female founder says consumer electronics aren’t designed…

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Review: Muse, the Brain-Sensing Headband

Fashion tech journalist Amanda Cosco gives you an up-close look at Muse, the brain-sensing headband that trains your brain for mindfulness by monitoring the electrical activity of your brain. This wearable device interfaces with your smartphone to translate your…

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ER Founder Amanda Cosco Featured in Closet Space

Earlier in the year, Electric Runway founder had the opportunity to be interviewed by Ashley Kilback of Closet Space. Amanda Cosco is a multimedia journalist who lives for fashion technology. In a world where things are changing rapidly, Amanda…