I often feel like an evangelist championing the cause of wearable technology and smart textiles every time I present a talk at a fashion event (vs the usual tech conference). My colleagues in the fashion industry are typically hesitant — even resistant — to embrace wearable tech and quickly delegate it to the realm of kitsch, costume design, or, at best, the action sports industry.
Developed by Mika Satomi and Clemens Pichler, DJ Hoodie is a pair of conjoined wearables that allow two performers to engage in a DJ battle.
The performers are… Continue
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Mary Huang's latest collection for her haute tech fashion label "Rhyme & Reason" dishes out an entirely new attitude toward knits: distinctly feminine designs illuminated (literally) with light.
Ms. Huang drapes light across the body as if it were an invisible layer of sheer fabric, adding dimension, volume and texture. The… Continue
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Trikoton is a berlin-based fashion house that poetically fuses fashion, technology and culture to create custom knits. Trikoton "transfers voices into clothes" by converting the frequency bands of an audio message into binary codes for custom knitting patterns.
Customers create their voice pattern via an online flash interface and the custom pattern… Continue
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Fabrickit, a new e-textile development kit from Studio 5050, will be launched at the Maker Faire NYC.
The kit is a fairly simple e-textile kit that allows you to add LEDs to textiles. What separates FabricKit from the Lilypad and Aniomagic family is that the FabricKit system forgoes the use of… Continue
Here's a great opportunity to meet your fellow makers and show off your wearable projects at the Maker Faire NYC Wearable Computing and eTextile Fashion Show. You do not need to have a Maker Faire Booth Application - just the willingness to walk the runway and share your talents with other Makers.
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For the next few weeks New York city is the place to be to get your e-textile fix. This Friday, September 17th, make sure to check out Sara and Lara Grant's workshop on felted textile sensors and electronics. These brilliant ladies will show you how to create textile sensors and integrate them with simple signal processing circuits for controlling sound output. Make sure you check out their website Felted… Continue
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