Self-powered fabric can help correct posture in real time
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Posture is an important part of health. Prolonged poor posture, such as slouching or leaning to one side, can lead to pain and discomfort.
- May 20, 2022
Invisible, machine-washable, solar cell technology for clothing
Researchers developed a method of adhering solar cells to textiles in a way that makes them resistant to machine-washing.
- Dec 16, 2021
Innovative clothing patch vents to release heat when you sweat
Materials scientists have developed a lightweight material that traps thermal energy when dry, but opens to let heat escape when sweating.
- Nov 27, 2021
Canadian designer develops sustainable sneakers that grow into an apple tree
Tackling plastic pollution is the principle purpose behind the new shoe, but they also help the environment by aiding in reforestation.
- Oct 10, 2021
New fabric protects against both biological and chemical threats
Researchers have developed a versatile composite fabric that can deactivate both biological threats, such as the novel coronavirus.
- Sep 19, 2021
Can cotton clothes be soft, durable, eco-friendly and fireproof?
Cotton is skin-friendly because it can absorb considerable amounts of water and maintain a favorable microclimate on the skin.
- Sep 4, 2021
Meet the Buddhist monk making PPE and robes out of recycled plastic bottles
Phra Mahapranom Dhammalangkaro made it his mission to turn the city’s plastic waste into robes and PPE for all of Thailand.
- Aug 14, 2021
Gen Z willing to rent clothes to reduce waste
Gen Z adults are interested in using apparel rental services to reduce overconsumption according to a new study
- Jul 20, 2021
Getting dressed with help from robots
A human-aware motion planning algorithm addresses the safety gap in collaboration between robots and humans.
- Mar 14, 2021
Wearable, Washable Electronic Displays May Soon Appear on Clothing
Electronic display fabrics are now larger and more durable, opening the door to clothing that acts like a computer screen.
- Feb 15, 2021
This brand is recycling underwear - here’s why
A US clothing company is encouraging customers to return underwear they’ve bought from the firm instead of throwing it away.
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