Hussein Chalayan - Smart textiles Lights within fabric and fashion
Linda Worbin has been described as the creator of smart textiles. A graduate from Swedish School of Textiles in Boras, Sweden. She recently has been experimenting with smart and interactive textiles. This has involved amazing "thermo chromic textile displays to electroluminescent pillows and textiles" as shown above.
Sound Activated Textiles, sense and move with changes in environmental sound. Made from PVFD plastic, pins, and underlying electronics.
This sportswear peels away when you're hot and sweaty
MIT Media lab biologic living sportswear. Fabrics that peels away when you're hot and sweaty.
What Is The Future Of Fabric? These Smart Textiles Will Blow Your Mind
Smart Textiles: CuteCircuit is taking their smart textiles to the runway, where models used their mobile phones to light up the dresses. They have brought highly innovative ideas to the fashion world by combining smart textiles and micro-electronics whilst still being functional.
Cycling Safer with the Smart Suit
Silic Self Cleaning Shirt simply doesn’t get wet so you can say goodbye to those nasty food stains. The material is also comfortable to wear and does not contain any cancer causing chemicals. Share on
A Chinese fashion designer has used complex sensory technology to create a dress that moves, changes shape and even lights up when it is looked at. Montreal-based designer Ying Gao installed her high-fashion creations with eye-tracking technology so that they activate when they sense someone’s gaze.
Stone Island's Heat Reactive Jacket
Thermochromic dyes: Smart textiles: Heat Reactive Jacket by Stone Island, a tracksuit top which changes colour from black to green/ blue once it has reached 27 degrees. The fabric that is cotton nylon with thermosentive liquid crystals that react to heat.
A team of Swiss researchers from the Technology in Textiles (TechinTex) project are working on a new type of wound dressing which can monitor the state of a wound using fiber optic threads woven into the dressing. The fibers are designed to change color in response to changes in the acidity of the wound, which is an indicator of its healing status.
Invisability Cloak, Made from Metaflex
Movie: CuteCircuit on smart textiles and digital fashion
With smart textiles we can "download new colours or patterns" to our clothes Aurora dress by CuteCircuit
Workout Clothing Changes Color Based On Body Temperature
Radiate uses color change technology and thermochromic inks and dyes that change color as the temperature changes, revealing the current level of your performance in terms of output of heat. #HiTechClothing
Colour Changing Inks - Thermochromic - Liquid Crystal - Photochromic - Hydrochromic - Glow in the Da
'Philips Luminous Textiles is a company who focus on creating garments which have similar "sensitive" qualities as human skin. ‘Bubelle’, is a delicate ‘bubble’ dress illuminated by patterns that changed dependent on skin contact. 'Bubelle' was developed as part of the SKIN research project which looks into emotional sensing and explores technologies that are ’sensitive’ rather than ‘intelligent’.
In London, Richard Nicoll included a luminescent dress in his show, inspired by Tinker Bell. The Jellyfish Dress
When you’re cold, the jeans start off as blue. As you warm up, the color of the jeans fades to white. The color-changing effect works with thermochromic dye that has a molecule inside that augment their hue based on temperature range. The Canadian brand Naked & Famous is also behind fashion items like the pair of scratch-and-sniff jeans, glow-in-the-dark jeans and a pair of jeans so thick and heavy that they could stand on their own. Available @ Barney's.