TECHNOLOGY & THE FUTURE
of SMART TEXTILES & FASHION
Anti-Surveillance Stealth Wear
Electronic "eyes" from aerial sensors, drones equipped with thermal cameras are only part of 21st century surveillance technology. The future of stealth-wear clothing is here, which will makesit more difficult for the cameras to identify the wearer.
"Smart is just the start; the next fabrics will change colors, block hackers and generate power". By Glenn McDonald
Without a healthy, clean environment, the planet can have nothing else. The textile industry plays a major role in the resources the world uses. For instance:
• It takes 22,500 litres of water to grow one kilogram of raw cotton.
• Leaching of chemical dyes into groundwater can contaminate drinking water for years.
• Fashion production comprises up to 10 per cent of humanity’s net carbon dioxide emissions.
trackING data through clothing
A textiles manufacturing startup backed by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is launching into the sports and performance market to provide smart thread technology that captures biometric and biomechanics data.
Advances in ROBOTIC TEXTILES
"Now, in university labs across the world, material scientists, computer programmers and fabric designers are working to advance robotic clothing at a rapid pace, inching us closer to a reality where the clothes we wear help us keep healthy or improve daily life".