Designing for Smart Fabrics: Deciding What to Design

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Work with a Clothing Designer (someone who works with fabrics) I can’t stress enough how important it is to work with someone who understands making clothing, and other handicrafts out of fabric and textiles. I spoke with Jen Kot, a professional engineer who makes her...

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...

Designing for Smart Fabrics: Wear It’s At!

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Lately, the term “wearables” appears more and more in our conversations. Usually we are describing a smart watch that extends our mobile experience, or a bracelet that tracks physical activity. Sure, those are things we wear, but what about something with computing power that...

The Future of Smart Clothing According to Datacube

With so much going on in the world of smart wearables and e-textiles the idea of creating smart clothing is no longer science fiction. The e-textile revolution has started and we are excited to witness that it is progressing rapidly. With such progression we have...

Aerochromics, Smart Clothing That Monitors Pollution in Real-Time

Have you heard of designer Nikolas Bentel? If you haven't, then allow us to enlighten you. He is the creator behind new clothing line Aerochromics, that combines technology and fashion. Highly innovative, the unisex brand brags a fabric that begins to change from black to...

Revolutionary Condom Brand Collabs With Pauline van Dongen

Dutch designer Pauline van Dongen has collaborated with Skyn, a brand known for revolutionizing the condom industry with their ultra-soft and thin polyisoprene material. Together they have taken SKYNFEEL™ "out of the bedroom and onto the running track" Experimenting in performance apparel, Skyn and van Dongen's collab is...

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...

Heisel x Taylor: Best Way to Predict the Future is to Invent it

Everyone knows who Sylvia Heisel is. The early adopter of wearable technology is one of the most recognised pioneers of Fashion Technology. She is not about the trends, she is instead all about the movement of combining sustainability, functionality and wearability. This is a movement that Heisel has been...

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...

#WTS2016: Day 2 When Smart Apparel Diversifies Sportswear

On day one of the Wearable Technology Show, we found ourselves being introduced to new technologies and innovative ideas, on day two it was all about the future of smart textiles. We had various stimulating conversations with wearables and smart technology enthusiasts before deciding to focus our...