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I understand the use of computer technology in fabrics used in warfare or exploration. The fabric can measure heart rate, the presence of bleeding or the degree of pressure being put upon the fabric. Earlier this year I linked to a fairly easy to understand scientific explanation of one of the fabric technologies being developed in Wearing a Chain Mail Computer

And I’ve waited and searched for more information on how these new nano technologies might be developed in the fashion world. Finally, my curiosity has paid off with this quick compilation of developments:

Wearables technology Check these out!

Buzzing Bikini? How hot that will be, and I mean hot.

Computer Pants? I foresee these joining the ranks of hot garage sale items in a couple of years.

Hidden Meaning? Hmmm, these would be good for espionage work??? We definitely don’t need any more Fabulous Fashion Spys

Message in A Jacket? This is kind of cute, maybe.

Flash Dance? This one is tagged as a costume for the performing arts. I’d think it could also be used in ergonomic design, medical diagnosis, specialty garment design

These Boots Aren’t Made for Walking….oh yawn, I can’t imagine the entertainment value of watching someone sit down on a bubble created by walking…..zzzzzzz

and finally the prerequisite for experimental project funding…The Ecological Factor….

Green is the New Black…accessories that light up your night….

I’m left speechless. Do you think there’s anything useful in these new products?


About Mary Beth

I am fascinated by changing patterns and colored threads. I sew garments and am teaching myself to machine knit. Since selling the building that housed my workrooms, The Stitchery, I'm searching for a place to set up the knitting machines again. There must be room here somewhere!

4 responses »

  1. Ummm . . . . well, this is a tough one. Not many of those things are attractive. I see a few ideas that could be useful, but then again, I haven’t come up with anything better, now have I?

  2. Maybe some good will come of it yet…in the meantime…

  3. I sincerely beleive that the next wave of garment design innovation will come about due to advances in technology of textile. We keep on spinning our wheels, doing vintage inspired and retro design. Think about how spandex in both knit and woven has changed to shape of fashion in the last 10-15 years. That’s the latest, with some advance in microdenier fiber. We are about due for a change, wouldn’t you say?

  4. thats too much for me, although I wouldnt mind trying out the undie garments with my hubby 😉


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