Smart Textiles of the Future

While scouring YouTube for some interesting textile-related videos, I found one imparticular that talks about smart textiles of the future.  Presently, fabrics that light up, have memory, and/or react to the body’s temperature are impression and intersting.  But this video explores even further into the potential of textile innovation.

Now it wasn’t until the end of the video that I realized its intent to promote a DVD about “new technology and cutting edge processes that are being combined with traditional textiles to create a new generation of smarter and more technical products than ever before.”  But, ya know what?  Who cares.  The video is still inspiring and maybe even enough so to make you want to buy the DVD.

Anyway, with creative thinking like solar powered curtains that gently wake you up, clothes that can sense when they’re dirty and wash themselves, and bodysuits that simulate the sense and smell of being inside the video game you’re playing, I can only imagine where this industry is headed.  Exciting, right?  What do you think?

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Nicole Giordano

Nicole is the founder of StartUp FASHION, an online resource and community supporting for independent designers around the world with building their businesses. A deep love for the craft of fashion paired with an adamant belief that success is defined by the individual, led her to found StartUp FASHION, where she helps independent designers and makers screw the traditional fashion business rules, create their own paths, and build businesses they truly love. More than anything else, she’s in the business of encouragement and works every day to remind makers and designers that they have something special to offer the world and that they can, in fact, do this thing!