Knitwear Using Technology to Disrupt Fashion

The world of Unmade is where old-fashioned knitting meets cutting-edge technology. Founded by Royal College of Art graduates, Ben Alun-Jones, Hal Watts and Kirsty Emery, Unmade, previously called Knyttan, uses coding to power knitting machines as though they are 3D printers. They are proving to...

These Smart Threads Can Change The Colour of Clothes

These Smart Threads Can Change The Colour of Clothes
Often, when I leave the house, it hits me that I haven't given any attention to colour matching my clothes. This fashion passe could soon be a thing of the past, because a group of researchers in the US have found a way of shifting...

Technology Meets its Match in the Anti-Surveillance Coat

We recently attended Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven where we came across the Anti-Surveillance coat by Project KOVR. With the ability to block every in and outgoing signal, we found ourselves intrigued by the technology behind what looked like an everyday coat. With technology offering...

Are You Ready To Venture into The Graphene Era?

The smart fabrics space has just got that little bit more technological thanks to scientists from the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC) and Jiangnan University. They have successfully developed conductive cotton fabric laced with Graphene ink. What this means is that they have figured out...

Mycelium, Redefining Leather With The Power of Organic Technology

When I heard that there was a company creating materials with the power of organic technology I was intrigued. With so much innovation taking place in the world of fabrics, my curiosity was aroused. I wanted to know who they were? How they did it?...

Designing for Smart Fabrics: Potential Drawbacks

Smart Fabrics
What are the Potential Drawbacks? If we can access, visualize and interact with our digital lives with fabric, that brings a whole set of implications to design for (privacy, security, etc.) and the challenges of displaying and interacting with systems. Imagine the possibilities. We will soon...

Technology Accelerating Rio Olympians Towards the Future

Nike Zoom Superfly Flyknit Olympics
With the Rio Olympics looming, big brands like Nike, Adidas, Under Armour to name a few, are not being shy about putting their best tech foot forward. They are scaling technology to deliver greater performance and innovation. Recently, Nike hit the headlines with their Nike Zoom...

No More Washing. Shine Some Light On Self-Cleaning Textiles

Cotton textile covered with nanostructures invisible to the naked eye. Image magnified 200 times.
As technology evolves, the importance of it evolving grows by the day, which means that the choices that we have to approach when solving everyday problems are growing in numbers with it. Within the context of fashion and technology, the necessity of evolvement of #theMerge...

Fashion, Technology & Science, A Trifecta of Innovation

Have you noticed how both science and technology have been collaborating with fashion? It is this three-way partnership that is leading to scientific breakthrough collabs that have given birth to new materials and clothes capable of revolutionizing the fashion world, especially when it comes...

Game Changing High-Tech Yarn Heats Things Up For Athletes

Balaclava, Fashion Tech, Wearables
When you think of the word balaclava, it does not really conjure up the words 'fashionable' and 'stylish' but researchers from Nottingham Trent University are hoping that their smart balaclava might change all that. Using high-tech yarn, the researchers teamed up with German knitting machine...