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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]