Fashion & Technology Today

Happy Friday ! The sun is out and the fashion x tech news is coming in hot! With Zara’s revolutionary tagging system and Etsy’s recent announcement to open active shops around the world, today’s line up is filled with hot off the press goodies you can’t resist!

This Bio-Inspired Bike Jacket Flashes When Drivers Get Too Close

A designer has an idea of how to make drivers take more caution around cyclists: Help them see bikers as people, not obstacles. [FastCoexist]

Converse, Missoni Team Up For Fall 2014 Capsule Collection

Converse is getting a high-fashion makeover. For the eighth time, the American sneaker company has partnered with Italian fashion label Missoni for a six-piece capsule collection. [Decoded]

3-D Printed Fashion For Your Feet

The designer, Mary Huang, says a pair of shoes takes anywhere from 16 to 20 hours to print — that’s eight to 10 hours per shoe. [NPR]

Zara Is About To Get Even Better!

Zara is in the midst of implementing a special new inventory tagging system that will allow them to make the process of re-ordering out-of-stock items even faster. [WhoWhatWear]

Etsy’s Phase 2 Involves Brick-and-mortar Stores

The new venture will allow Etsy’s scores of sellers — 850,000 active shops, at last count — to mass-market their work to stores like West Elm and Nordstrom, as well as a host of independent boutiques. [FeedZilla]