Protecting babies from SIDS

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 in eTextiles | No Comments

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a common fear among parents (especially new parents). Cautious parents typically sneak into their child’s room to check on their breathing pattern’s while sleeping ...

Stretchable electric cable acts like skin

Posted by on Dec 21, 2011 in eTextiles | One Comment

Japanese chemical company Asahi Kasei, has created a flexible electronic cable called Roboden that stretches by a factor of 1.5, much like the human skin. Many electronic yarns and threads ...

Capturing and harnessing energy

Posted by on Aug 9, 2011 in eTextiles | No Comments

Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering is always up to something interesting that helps move the field of wearable technology forward. Recently, researchers have discovered a way to ...

High-Tech Couture Made Without Any Stitches Or Cuts

Posted by on Jul 24, 2011 in eTextiles, Fashion | No Comments

Royal College of Art textile student Jungeun Lee, has created a collection of gorgeous garments that are constructed without any stitches or cuts called Wrapped Garment. The garments use synthetic ...

Gloves that capture your secrets

Posted by on Jul 13, 2011 in Accessories, Conceptual, eTextiles | 2 Comments

Designer and maker, Meg Grant, has been exploring wearable technology and eTextiles. Her latest work Secret Keeper Gloves, extends human behavior and tendencies in a poetic, playful way through simple ...

Growing light

Posted by on Jul 9, 2011 in Augmenting, eTextiles, Other Designers | One Comment

I instantly fell in love with this project by Jordy Rooijakkers (TU/e Industrial Design) for Philips Lumiblade Creative Lab, which is a Growing Light that responds to touch. Caress the ...

On-demand fabricated swimwear

Posted by on Jun 11, 2011 in Accessories, eTextiles | One Comment

Here’s another product being developed using 3d printing techniques. Unlike Continuum Fashion’s N12 that prints custom made bikinis made of 3d print-able nylon beads, this bikini is laser cut from ...

Introducing the first 3D printed bikini

Posted by on Jun 6, 2011 in Augmenting, eTextiles, New technologies | One Comment

Continuum Fashion has launched a new project called N12, which is the first 100% 3D printed and ready-to-wear garment in the shape of a cute little bikini. To get it ...

The Illuminated fashion line-up

From the stage to the shelves, illuminated clothing seems to be paving the way right now for wearable technology to reach a wider audience. As I was once skeptical about ...

An incredible wearable technology resource list

Digital media designer-artist, theorist and curator Valérie Lamontagne has an incredible wearable technology resources page that lists the who’s who and who’s upcoming in the wearable technology and eTextile field. ...

Joanna Berzowska shares her work

Posted by on Mar 11, 2011 in eTextiles, New technologies | No Comments

Joanna Berzowska of XS Labs shares her recent (and beautifully inspiring) catalogue that talks about her practice, design research methods in wearable technology and illustrates some of her gorgeous projects. ...

A color-changing collection

Posted by on Dec 27, 2010 in eTextiles, Fashion, New technologies, Products | One Comment

Fashion designers are continuing to explore garments printed with color changing inks. The latest is Rainbow Winters Spring Summer Collection 2011 featuring garments that are printed with special thermochromic and hydrochromic ...

Clothing with integrated displays

Posted by on Dec 14, 2010 in Conceptual, eTextiles | One Comment

Austrian designer Wolfgang Langeder just sent in a project he’s currently working on. Langeder and the Fraunhofer IZM / Stretchable Circuits in Berlin, have joined forces since january 2010 to ...

Woven electronics for commercialization

Posted by on Sep 13, 2010 in eTextiles, New technologies | No Comments

“Researchers have been experimenting with “intelligent” textiles for quite some time by integrating standard electronic components. However, for the most part the electronic parts have only been attached to or ...

Turning wear into pattern

Posted by on Jul 22, 2010 in Aesthetics, eTextiles | No Comments

“The ‘Decay’ project explores how traces of time and use can be embedded in textile. By wearing a carbon fibre suit over a white blouse, textile designer Marie Ilse Bourlanges captured ...