Customizable jewelry range features a smart rape alarm
While wearable tech can often offer great practical uses, consumers won’t go for it if they think it looks silly — take the backlash against Google Glass, for example. Taking this into consideration, Cuff is a new collection of stylish jewelry products that come with a discreet and detachable Bluetooth module that, when pressed, lets friends and family know if wearers are in trouble. READ MORE…

Customizable jewelry range features a smart rape alarm

While wearable tech can often offer great practical uses, consumers won’t go for it if they think it looks silly — take the backlash against Google Glass, for example. Taking this into consideration, Cuff is a new collection of stylish jewelry products that come with a discreet and detachable Bluetooth module that, when pressed, lets friends and family know if wearers are in trouble. READ MORE…

Marketplace’s mass produced, 3D-printed products are never exactly the same
3D printing has for a while been touted as a game changer in mass production, and we have already seen how the technology can be applied to consumer-facing business — for example, the Netherlands’ Zazzy platform, which lets customers design their own jewelry. Now a new marketplace called Dyo offers ‘artisanal’ mass-produced items that each feature individual design quirks and can be customized by the consumer. READ MORE…

Marketplace’s mass produced, 3D-printed products are never exactly the same

3D printing has for a while been touted as a game changer in mass production, and we have already seen how the technology can be applied to consumer-facing business — for example, the Netherlands’ Zazzy platform, which lets customers design their own jewelry. Now a new marketplace called Dyo offers ‘artisanal’ mass-produced items that each feature individual design quirks and can be customized by the consumer. READ MORE…

In the Netherlands, 3D printing enables consumer-designed jewelry
For jewelry makers, one benefit of 3D printing is creating prototypes of more expensive products before they’re made for real, something Hot Pink has been doing for engagement rings. However, Netherlands-based Zazzy is now using the technology to hand the design process over to consumers to offer them their own unique product. READ MORE…

In the Netherlands, 3D printing enables consumer-designed jewelry

For jewelry makers, one benefit of 3D printing is creating prototypes of more expensive products before they’re made for real, something Hot Pink has been doing for engagement rings. However, Netherlands-based Zazzy is now using the technology to hand the design process over to consumers to offer them their own unique product. READ MORE…

Wise Words with Pamela Yeo

Seeking to use war-time waste for social good, Saught was set up by Pamela Yeo, Adeline Heng and Ng Sook Zhen in December 2010. Based in Singapore, the company uses the metal from de-activated landmines to create pieces of jewellery. The organisation employs citizens from conflict-ravaged regions, offering a source of employment for those who may have lost as a result of the fighting in their nation. READ MORE…

Jewelry made from landmines by conflict-afflicted citizens
It can be one thing to donate funds to those in war-torn countries, but there has recently been a trend of startups actively helping citizens to get back on their feet. We’ve covered Zambikes, the California-based startup helping those in Zambia to build and sell bamboo bikes around the world. Now, Saught is a social business that helps Cambodians to create jewelry products out of the scrap metal left behind by landmines. READ MORE…

Jewelry made from landmines by conflict-afflicted citizens

It can be one thing to donate funds to those in war-torn countries, but there has recently been a trend of startups actively helping citizens to get back on their feet. We’ve covered Zambikes, the California-based startup helping those in Zambia to build and sell bamboo bikes around the world. Now, Saught is a social business that helps Cambodians to create jewelry products out of the scrap metal left behind by landmines. READ MORE…

Jewelry emits perfume for allergy sufferers
While jewelry is often seen as a merely aesthetic pleasure we’ve already seen others exploring other functions it can serve, such as Wearable Planter‘s tiny plantpot pieces. Now Netherlands-based designer Jody Kocken has created her Perfumetools range, which emit pleasant fragrances without the wearer having to apply it to their skin. READ MORE…

Jewelry emits perfume for allergy sufferers

While jewelry is often seen as a merely aesthetic pleasure we’ve already seen others exploring other functions it can serve, such as Wearable Planter‘s tiny plantpot pieces. Now Netherlands-based designer Jody Kocken has created her Perfumetools range, which emit pleasant fragrances without the wearer having to apply it to their skin. READ MORE…