New Thread Identifies Real Luxury Goods From Fakes

New Thread Identifies Real Luxury Goods From Fakes

Christian Müller develops a thread that thwarts knock-offs through custom woven patterns unidentifiable by the human eye.

Zachary Kraemer
  • 3 december 2012

We’ve all seen the James Bond films that use specially marked bills to track criminals. Well, that technology is now being employed on various luxury goods. Select high-end designers are using a new kind of marked thread to put an end to fake designer clothes. By weaving a single strand of this specially woven thread into their garments, designers will now have a definite way of identifying their true luxury products from the counterfeits.

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