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Squid-Inspired Material could be the Key to Temperature-Regulating Clothing

Can you imagine being able to control the temperature of your clothing, to either heat you up or cool you down? Sounds a bit like science fiction, I know, but it is an idea that could in fact become a reality, thanks to researchers at the University of California, Irvine (UCI).   When Science Is […]

AI Silk: Freeing the Future by Turning Silk into Sensors

As we head towards a future where the rise in adoption of cognitive technologies is inevitable, thinking out of the box seems to be key when it comes to the evolution of material design. With an increase of intelligence in our garments expected in the not too distant future, the latest innovation to come to […]

A Shortlist of Chemicals to Avoid when Buying Clothes

Last week, I shared information on the innovative fabric manufacturers that genuinely care about “What’s in my tee?” Not all fabric is created with good intentions. This week’s topic is not fun, it’s hard to digest (literally for your pores, which ingests chemicals from your clothes), and it’s a lot to cover in one article. […]

Five Material Innovations Driving The Growth of Fabric-related Technology in 2019

As ordinary textiles steadily evolve into smart fabrics, what seems like fiction today is rapidly becoming a reality. We are witnessing the kind of textile innovation that is introducing us to materials that can communicate, transform, conduct energy and even grow. It is these advances that have many of us looking forward to a wardrobe […]

5 Sustainable Fabrics & Where to Find Them

If you read “What’s in my tee?” and watched the trailers, you would’ve seen the devastating effects of unregulated fabric production and dye dumping. If you are in Tampa on April 18th, Fashion Revolution, Beyond the Label and the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability have partnered to show trailers and have a fireside chat […]

The Smart Textile Market Will Be Worth $5.55 Billion by 2025

A recent report released by  Grand View Research, Inc. stated that the Smart Textile market size is going to be worth $5.55 Billion by 2025. Basing their forecast on the increasing penetration of smartphones and other high-tech or smart devices, the U.S. based market research and consulting company anticipate a substantial growth owed to increasing […]

What’s in my Tee?

This week I had the wonderful opportunity to do a Wear it Wise NetImpact webinar on “What’s in my tee?” with chapter leaders and members from around the world. As I was speaking, I realized that since the first time I spoke about healthier fashion options 10 years ago, more and more documentaries have come […]

Triboelectric Material: Designed To Harvest Energy from Raindrops

The fusion of technology and fabric has been giving birth to super textiles for a while now. These are smart fabrics that are capable of doing things that we once thought impossible. Most recently there has been talk about a waterproof fabric developed by researchers in Taiwan and the US to harvest energy from raindrops. […]

The Wearable Lab: All About Technologies, Materials & Discoveries

Première Vision, which took place this week in Paris, houses The Wearable Lab, an initiative launched by the tradeshow to support the future of fashion and technology. Partnering up with Federation De La Haute Couture et De La Mode, Première Vision Paris is committed to being part of the global transformation of the fashion industry. […]

A Guide to Sustainable Shopping

“What gives me the chills is the thought of chemicals lurking in places I’m not expecting them to be, like my jackets, pajamas, or pillowcases. There’s something sinister about fashion business owners who allow a level of exposure of hazardous chemicals to people who haven’t the slightest idea of what they’re being exposed to.” -Karen […]