Designer Elena Corchero focuses on creating work that explores lost values through the combination of clothing and technology. “By evoking the beauty and melancholy of craft, her work challenges the aesthetics and function of smart fabrics emphasizing the emotional value of keepsakes and garments.” One of her many beautiful projects is WhisPiral, a gorgeous spiral-shaped shawl that carries whispers of your loved ones. It explores how technology can enhance the way garments and accessories evoke memories of these relationships.
The circuitry is integrated directly in the textile and allows your friends and loved ones to record short audio messages at different locations. These are then “whispered” back when you either wrap the shawl around you or if you caress a different area of the garment.