Smart Textiles Are You Ready For Smart Clothing that is Edible and Dissovable?

Are You Ready For Smart Clothing that is Edible and Dissovable?

Well, North Korea's government are convinced that there could be some value to edible clothing.

Edible clothing? I was not quite sure whether such a thing should be considered smart clothing. I mean how smart is it to be able to eat your clothes? I guess it’s a great way to cut down on waste.

Photo credit: Alek Sigley / NK News

Recently launched, the menswear collection, made up of button-up formal shirts, was the brainchild of the country’s Clothing Research Centre. Composed of edible materials including high-grade protein, amino acids, fruit juice, magnesium, iron and calcium, the collection also boasts “intelligent sleeves” that allegedly monitor the health of the wearer.

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Inspired to provide clothing for an those who enjoy outdoor activities like sailing, outdoor exploration, and mountain climbing, I quite like the idea of their smart coat which is capable of circulating a cooling liquid through the garment. But I am not sure about the clothing designed to dissolve in water!

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Founding editor-in-chief of, Muchaneta is currently one of the leading influencers writing about the merger of fashion with technology and wearable technology. She has also given talks at Premiere Vision, Munich Fabric Start and Pure London, to name a few. Besides working as a fashion innovation consultant for various fashion companies like LVMH Atelier, Muchaneta has also contributed to Vogue Business, is a senior contributor at The Interline and an associate lecturer at London College of Fashion, UAL.

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