#56 Ben Hanson, Editor in chief at The Interline and expert in smart fashion
In the fashion industry, where innovation and technology play an increasingly important role, Ben Hanson has emerged as one of the most influential editors-in-chief.
As a leader at The Interline, a globally renowned publication focused on fashion and technology, Hanson has pushed boundaries and shaped the future of the industry.
His commitment to exploring the synergies between fashion and technology has catalyzed major changes in this constantly evolving field.
As the editor-in-chief of The Interline, Ben Hanson has used his platform to promote innovation and encourage dialogue among industry stakeholders. His editorial approach involves providing accurate and in-depth information on the latest technological advancements, new manufacturing methods, and emerging fashion trends. He has also initiated discussions on ethical and sustainable issues related to the use of technology in the fashion industry, contributing to collective awareness.
Ben Hanson discusses in this new episode of Smart Creation, the magazine’s vision, and the importance of combining technology, transparency, and sustainability in the fashion industry.
“At The Interline, we’re 100% focused on technology, 100% of the time, because we believe that fashion is going to be defined by technology in the future.”
“Fashion is the core of self-expression and creativity. However, it’s also stuck. Stuck in terms of how it works, and in terms of traditions. I believe it has a lot to gain by working smarter, and technology for me is the key for unlocking all of that.”
“When you design in 3D to begin with, you get a 3D asset that allows not just the creatives, but also the people who commercialize it to make a bunch of different choices based on a digital representation product instead of needing to make countless numbers of samples and prototypes.”
“Data is the primary currency for transparency.”
“When you think about the volume of data that would exist across a multinational supply chain that covers so many different product categories, it’s already very hard for a human being to deal with, even with the help of systems and technology. AI is very good at identifying patterns and surfacing insights in a way that people are not naturally as good at, so if you want real transparency and if you want a real objective picture of what your supply chain looks like, AI is a solution.”
“Eventually, to really cut your humanitarian and environmental impact, you have to make fewer clothes.”