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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 […]

Pireta: Enabling a New Generation of ‘Truly Wearable’ Smart Garments

As we look to a future where current devices will disappear and instead be built into the clothes that we wear on a daily basis, we explore what Pireta technology has to offer. It is a company that is offering fashion brands the opportunity to build technology into their products. They are able to do […]

Graphene: Changing the Dynamics of Smart Technologies for the Better

Nobel-Prize winning material graphene has been disrupting the smart textile space for some years now. Described as the ‘wonder material’ of the 21st-century world, graphene was first discovered in 2002 by physics professors at the University of Manchester, Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov. The revolutionary material is not only changing the science and technology landscape; […]

Translating the Power of Smart Fabrics

Did you know that Smart Textiles is predicted to be worth $130 billion by 2025? It is a prediction made by technology consultancy Cientifica in a report entitled “Smart Textiles and Wearables: Markets, Applications and Technologies”. The report stated that the rapid adoption of smart textile technologies in the apparel and fashion industries could make […]

Smart Apparel: What is Wearable Tech?

How often do you check your phone? Once every few minutes? More? It is not uncommon for someone to feel naked without their phone, but do you ever stop to wonder why? Some believe that it is because of its ability to keep people connected. Others claim it is because of the versatility it offers […]