Smart Textiles

Design Interview: Designing Products That Do More For Us

PSFK caught up with Janett Liriano and Madison Maxey, the visionaries behind fabrics that can heat, light, sense and gather data

Fashion & Apparel Sportswear With Embedded Sensors Makes Wearables Redundant

Emglare is preparing to launch a line of machine-washable activewear embedded with electronics that track the wearer's heart rate

Shopper Marketing & Promotions App-Connected Jacket Adjusts To All Types Of Weather

Ministry of Supply created the Mercury Jacket with carbon fiber heating elements to heat or cool the wearer based on the ambient temperature

Retail L.L. Bean Is Putting Data-Collecting Sensors Into Clothing

The outdoors company is using sensing fabrics to understand when, how and why their customers use its products

Technology Wall Tapestry Transforms Wi-Fi Signals Into A Work Of Art

This design concept makes invisible connections eerily visible

Design The Future Of Fashion? Jackets Will Be Just As Valuable As iPhones

For our Fashion Debrief, we spoke to Loomia Founder Madison Maxey about how future fashion will have inbuilt smart textiles that help you live a more fulfilling life

Fashion & Apparel Roundtable: How The Fashion Industry Has Gone Completely Full Circle in 200 Years

To get some crystal ball predictions for what the future of fashion  holds for PSFK's Fashion Debrief, we turned to a handful of experts

Cafe & Restaurant The Next Frontier In Fabric Tech Is Reinventing Fashion With Function

Meet LOOMIA, the team of young creatives bent on getting smart textiles right and introducing fashion to the power of the blockchain

Technology Project Turns Pieces Of Fabric Into Fully Functional Speakers

EJTECH has created fabric speakers that let a wearer experience music through both sound and touch

Design Future Fabrics Make Social Media Tactile And Translate Light Into Audio

PSFK attended the opening of AFFOA’s first Fabric Discovery Center, where advanced technology is being woven into textiles

Design MIT’s Experimental Keyboard Is Unlike Any Instrument You’ve Seen Before

The fabric keyboard lets musicians actively interact with the keys to produce a variety of sounds

Fashion & Apparel This Thread Can Produce And Store Solar Energy

The new technology could allow you to charge your devices on-the-go using your clothing materials