VF Global Innovation Center

VF Global Innovation Center

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Organized in 1899, VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, with global iconic brands (The North Face, Vans, Timberland, Wrangler, Lee, Kipling, Jansport, Eagle Creek and many more), more than 60,000 associates and $12.4 billion in revenue. Our businesses and brands are organized into four categories called coalitions, comprising: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, and Sportswear. While VF is highly diversified across brands, products, distribution channels and geographies, our One VF culture and approach to doing business provide a unique and powerful competitive advantage
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10 Oct 2022

Singtex Industrial Corporation

Singtex is a textiles manufacturer focusing on recycled and bio-based materials with its S.Cafe brand.
21 Dec 2021

PlatformE acquires Catalyst AI to Make Sustainable Fashion a Reality

PlatformE has acquired Catalyst AI, an artificial intelligence company based in Cambridge, UK. The deal will see Catalyst AI's machine learning tools for optimising fashion supply chains bolster PlatformE's services for efficient on-demand and made-to-order fashion.
1 Feb 2021

MAS Holdings - Moderncraft

Alongside the CES event, IDTechEx interviewed the team at Moderncraft, as part of MAS Holdings. IDTechEx spoke to Tharushi Ranatunga,Maduka Chandrasiri, Michael Alphonsus, and Nuwan Chathuranga.
5 Nov 2020


IDTechEx caught up with Florian Miguet, CEO and co-founder of Clim8. We discussed their progress over the last few years and the wider commercial situation within the heated apparel industry.
6 Jun 2019

Fabrics poised to become the new software

In the summer of 2018, a team led by MIT researchers reported in the journal Nature that they had successfully embedded electronic devices into fibers that could be used in fabrics or composite products like clothing, airplane wings, or even wound dressings.
12 May 2017

Wearable Technology Awards Presented At The IDTechEx Show! In Berlin

At the IDTechEx Show!, two companies were honoured for their great achievements in developing and commercialising wearable technology. A summary of the awards and winners are as follows:
11 May 2017

IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe 2017 Award Winners

At the 13th IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe conference and exhibition, four companies were honoured for their great achievements in developing and commercialising printed electronics technologies. The judges of the awards were Mr. Ashutosh Tomar, Principal Engineer, Technology Strategy at Jaguar Land Rover and Professor Ulrich Moosheimer of Munich University of Applied Sciences.
10 May 2017

Are You Ready For The New World of Business?

VF Global Innovation Center, United States
3 May 2017

IDTechEx Show! Exhibition Grows by 30%

On May 10-11 an estimated 3,000 people from over 40 countries will meet at the Estrel Convention Centre in Berlin to discuss the commercialization of a diverse range of emerging technologies.
26 Apr 2017

Toyota, ARM, VF Global, Galvani Bioelectronics to Open IDTechEx Show!

The IDTechEx Show! in Berlin, Germany on 10-11 May is Europe's most important event for those involved in technology scouting and product innovation, bringing together emerging technologies with global brands.
30 Mar 2017

The global attitude to the wearable technology industry is changing

As the hype fades, companies are increasingly focused on specific and varied product opportunities within this diverse space.
8 Mar 2017

Three Hot Trends in Printed and Flexible Electronics

In this article IDTechEx lists some of the hottest sectors in printed electronics.
1 Mar 2017

IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe on track to break new records

Printed Electronics Europe, now in its 13th year, will be held in Berlin, Germany on May 10 - 11 2017. The event, hosted by industry analysts IDTechEx, distinguishes itself due to its focus on the commercialisation of the technology, with insights from some of the World's biggest end user companies on their needs and progress.
17 Nov 2016

Seizing The Opportunity: Wearable Success Is As Much Science As Art

VF Global Innovation Center, United States
10 Oct 2016

IDTechEx Wearable USA kicks off next month!

On Nov 16-17th, IDTechEx will host the largest B2B event on wearable technology in North America. IDTechEx Wearable USA is part of the IDTechEx Show!, the leading event on emerging technologies including electronic textiles, printed electronics, sensors, energy harvesting, energy storage, 3D printing and advanced materials. 
18 Dec 2015

Wearable technology in 2015 - how far have we come?

As the hype around wearable technology fades, IDTechEx technology analyst James Hayward looks at where the industry is now.
2 Aug 2010

Solar powered phone for India

Vodafone Essar, the Indian subsidiary of Vodafone Group and one of India's leading cellular services providers, has launched its latest generation eco-friendly solar charging handset in India. The new handset uses a solar powered solution to benefit users in areas with adequate sunlight.
14 Dec 2009

Using a supercapacitor to manage your power

This article will explain some of the key properties of supercapacitors that design engineers creating energy harvesting circuits need to be aware of, and explore how to use supercapacitors in these circuits.
11 Aug 2008

Apparel RFID 2008-2018

Numerous apparel companies have reported increased sales of up to 20% using RFID to monitor shelf stock levels. It is now emerging as the first major application of RFID in retail, with a strong business case. In 2008, IDTechEx research finds that 38% of the money spent on RFID in retail is specifically for apparel tagging. Here Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman of research firm IDTechEx, summarises the findings from the new IDTechEx report RFID in Apparel 2008-2018.