today we carry technology. tomorrow we’ll wear it
Even if fashion, branding and commercialism gave birth to the first wave of fashion trends --
High-tech fabrics like Gore
After thousands of years, Tex and Spandex have not changed much: they are still designed to keep us dry, warm, cool or safer, there is still a big gap with the intelligence and technology that most of us think.
Then the smartphone.
Its connectivity, millions of applications, and eventual popularity mean that all of a sudden, everyone has a handheld computer that can connect, monitor, and control other things.
This has changed the company\'s perception of smart products.
Shoes with built-in pedometer on the heel suddenly become possible. T-
Shirts can monitor our heartbeat.
Some even think there\'s a messenger bag for a smartphone.
It\'s a good idea to connect the speakers.
Now, as we move towards 2017, we are ready for the real deal.
Nanotechnology makes fibers smarter.
Conductive yarn means that the fabric we wear, sit and sleep on can suddenly communicate with our equipment.
3D printing can change the way we think, produce, wear and even buy clothes.
It took us a long time to get here.
Clothing and fashion brands were laser brands a decade ago.
Focus on the threads that keep us cool or sweat less.
The emerging world of mobile devices is irritating, so all we get is some nod in its direction, that is, clothes with many pockets.
Witness the Scottish Revolution Plus, a jacket released in 2010 with 26 pockets.
In this dazzling array of storage spaces, you may lose a tablet, two smartphones, a camera, a pair of headphones and a variety of other daily necessities, including small pets we are sure.
Clothes are only stored high.
Technology products, not real high-tech productstech.
This is the first time the world of competitive sports has shown us how to properly incorporate technology into clothing. Performance-
Is developing enhanced clothing for the world\'s greatest athletes, using the same materials and fibers as the sportswear we purchased at the store.
Speedo\'s LZR racing knee padsto-
For example, the navel swimsuit traps the air inside for buoyancy and reduces the resistance in the water, thus increasing the speed.
But these costumes suffer in the hands of their own success.
The Olympic authorities prohibit the use of non-
In 2010, swimmers wearing swimsuits made of polyurethane or neoprene, such as racers, broke the world record.
Swimmer Michael Phelps won seven of eight projects in 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
This is not important.
Snowballing has begun to go down the mountain and development will not stop just because of some stupid rules.
Speedo came up with a replacement for LZR with a material called Fastskin3, which was manufactured with the help of nano-technicians, aircraft engineers and hydro power plants.
It compresses the body three times more than the LZR, but only in the right place, making it more streamlined.
The manufacturing technology is so complicated that in 2012, only six machines could make it --
And Speedo are owned by them.
Speedo\'s LZR drivers have given swimmers such a huge advantage and changed the rules of the game. (Credit: Speedo)
Around the same time that Speedo produced superfast swimsuits, Nike and Apple partnered in 2006 to create the Nike smart fitness sensor series connected to the iPod, ready to be embedded in Nike footwear.
Sports brand Quiksilver released its Cypher heating vest in 2009, with waterproof batteries powering the heating elements to keep surfers warm at low temperatures.
At the end of 2014, OmSignal began to produce garments that measure biometric data.
Eventually, it worked with Ralph Lauren, who was wearing a polo tech shirt.
At this time, the development of intelligent clothing for athletes and athletes began to really accelerate.
Development of high-tech industry in sports industry
Science and Technology clothing promotes the fashion industry to seriously start the research on intelligent clothing
Not just trying to stitch in more pockets.
If you\'re looking at moisture-wicking T-
The shirt you wear goes to the gym and can\'t see the technology inside at all because it\'s small.
Really, really small.
Nanotechnology has arrived.
What is nanotechnology?
According to the clothing definition set by the relevant agencies in the field, this is a coating added to conventional threads and must be small (obviously)
There is an ordered component (
That\'s why technology works)
And add a key favorable attribute.
How small are we talking about? Just one one-
About three to five atoms.
When a line is treated with nanotechnology, it\'s like the captain of the United States was injected with a super soldier serum.
\"Our processing is part of the manufacturing process,\" explains Randy Rubin, CEO of Nanotex, a company that produces specialty fabrics with nanotechnology.
\"You will get the fabric soaked in the chemical bath, and after draining the excess, they are all in the oven.
The liquid is combined with each line, so each line is transformed at the molecular level.
\"A line came in naked as a high
These superpowers can be different.
Bart Kennedy, vice president of Nanotex, said: \"Initially, nanotechnology was about adding waterproofing and stain resistance, and now there are five capabilities --
Waterproof and stain resistant
Wrinkles, moisture management and odor control-
Can be combined together.
\"By combining them in different ways, Nanotex can produce fabrics suitable for a variety of industries.
\"Our technology is being used everywhere, from making a base for soldiers in the Army, to urinating and dropping pads, and even fabric on the cover of the Microsoft Surface tablet.
\"Organisms harvest cells from bacteria that live in dry rice straw, using organisms
Printing system and turn it into fashion.
The skin reacts to the body\'s heat and sweat, causing the flaps around the heat zone to open, allowing the sweat to evaporate and cool the body. (Credit: MIT)
Rubin believes that the rise of fitness is one of the main factors to promote the application of nanotechnology.
\"The days of wearing simple T-shirts
\"The shirt or shorts to wear are long gone,\" she explained . \".
\"The impact of physical health has been at the forefront in the past 10 years.
It plays a more important role in our lives than ever before, so sports companies want to make their clothes more attractive than before.
Our desire for technology
Now, instilling sportswear is driving sales, and the company has noticed that too.
According to research firm Gartner, sales of smart clothing were small until 2015, when consumers suddenly bought more than 10 million of smart clothing from store shelves.
The company expects sales to reach 26 million euros this year, most of which will be in the health and fitness sector. High-
Performance Fibers are not entirely about sweat and cooling.
Google\'s Project Jacquard will turn your clothes into an extension of a smart device.
This is a major example of e-commerce.
Textiles, collectively referred to as fabrics with wires or embedded electronic products.
A yarn that combines a straight line like cotton with a metal alloy can produce a touchand gesture-
Sensitive patches on clothing.
When the Bluetooth connection sends the data to the phone, the control electronics are small in size and easy to disguise.
Levi\'s will soon launch its first outfit with Project Jacquard technology-a commuter truck driver\'s jacket.
When it comes out, the truck driver jacket will be the first mainstream example of a real connected costume, and until now it\'s just a science-fiction dream.
It\'s not easy to go there.
\"The conductive yarn developed for this project is complex and beautiful, but it is not particularly difficult to use.
On the other hand, Cowboys are a very challenging creative material, \"explains Paul Dillinger, vice president of global product innovation at Levi.
\"Many production challenges are related to the particularity of denim weaving and finishing, but now we have proved that Jaka technology is hard enough for Cowboys, and we are very confident, it can be deployed almost anywhere else.
\"This jacket is the target of the spring 2017 launch, but its use may change over time.
\"One of the most exciting features of this jacket and the entire project\'s Jia Ka system is that it can be customized by consumers,\" Dillinger said . \".
\"From the available menu for Jacquard\'s \'special functions\', you can upload, configure, and then activate any of the most important, useful, or interesting features.
As app developers release new features, the functionality of the jacket can be reconfigured or optimized.
\"Imagine explaining the concept of updating the jacket from pre-smartphone era.
Our experience with smartphones and apps has made us unconsciously prepared for the fabric you can upgrade.
Levi must overcome other obstacles.
\"The fashion industry and the tech industry have some isolated cultures,\" Dillinger said . \".
\"Both use different industrial vocabulary, which makes no sense to outsiders.
Participating in cooperation is like learning a new language.
There is, however, a similarity that is really surprising and heralds more cooperation in the future.
\"Although there are a lot of differences between the two industries, I was surprised by the similarities between one of Google\'s engineers and one of Levi\'s designers,\" Dillinger observed . \".
\"Although each industry uses its own materials and manufacturing methods, core skills --
Solve problems creatively
It is versatile and versatile.
\"The Levi\'s commuter truck driver jacket is made from a unique denim fabric developed by Google that can react to touch. (Credit: Levi’s)
We are at the beginning of this new smart clothing movement, so how will it change in the years to come?
If Dillinger\'s prediction is correct, then the equipment we have mastered in the last few years --
Make the Project Jacquard possiblemay disappear.
\"More and more, objects around us will be digitally enabled and connected.
With the speed of digital deployment, almost anything can be digitized, and we will become more and more responsible for our entire digital life without relying on special devices such as smartphones.
I like to say: once everything can be done, nothing can be done.
Unless you\'re a well.
Rich celebrities or specially gifted tailors, most of the clothes you have today may have been designed by a large company and distributed to thousands of people.
But it may also end.
Technology is changing clothing and fashion in a more personalized way, and ultimately it is possible to completely change the way we buy, use and design clothing.
Since the consumer version began to appear a few years ago, 3D printers have been called the death knell of mass manufacturing, and the huge changes in the industry from retail to food production.
Whether the 3D printer will really achieve this goal remains to be discussed, but the pioneers have broken through the restrictions on fashion.
In 2014, designer Danit Peleg created a complete set of 3D-
As part of her degree in costume design, she prints clothes and shoes with a strong, soft filament called FilaFlex.
The series, which swept the world by storm, was imitated at fashion shows, inspired TED\'s talk about the future of 3D printing and fashion, and ensured Peleg\'s future as a vision for 3D printing.
Danni perig\'s 3D
The design of the print suggests the future of the garment, which is tailored to the needs of the wearer. (
Credit: Danit Peleg)
\"When I print my first collection, it takes 2,000 hours to print five sets of clothing,\" Peleg told Digital Trends . \".
\"Now the printer is three times faster.
It will take a few hours in a few years, and it will only take a few minutes in the end.
And time is expensive.
Consumption creates moments, but it becomes very easy.
We have not yet arrived. The main challenge now is the lack of knowledge.
People are not familiar with 3D printing and think it is very complicated.
Although her first series goes beyond the boundaries of fashion, Peleg also sees the practical benefits of wearing fresh clothes from a 3D printer.
\"3D printing is not only fun but also beneficial.
It\'s okay]what]my body size [is]
\"I can make a fitting dress and then customize it with my name, or make it in a specific color,\" she said for example . \".
\"Or, I can email you the design of the jacket and you can choose to print it out in any color you like on your own printer.
I don\'t see why we can\'t do that.
Peleg also talked about other benefits, from the end of the sweatshop to the ability to recycle 3D
Print the clothes by taking the existing item, breaking it back into filaments, and then making something new.
She continued: \"You can change your wardrobe without the need for more clothes space, and there will be a lot of clothes in the public domain.
If I give the jacket away, someone else can use it to make something different, like modular furniture from Ikea.
Despite the dire predictions of how 3D printing will destroy manufacturing, Peleg is more optimistic.
She imagines the beginning of a completely different design and retail process.
\"H & M, with just one brand, produces thousands of designs every day.
One day you will go to the store and download the latest designs.
No production required, just design required.
The store will have its own quick printer so you can print your clothes there.
What about all the clerk?
\"I don\'t think people will lose their jobs.
Just like the sewing machine makes a change, it will change. \"Peleg explained.
\"Every company and fashion designer has a space where digital clothing can be downloaded.
Young designers don\'t need their own boutiques, they will sell their clothes to anyone in the world via the Internet.
\"Comparing 3D printing to the appearance of digital music can make clothing executives feel chilling, and the thought that every piece of clothing they sell can be downloaded as illegal will
Peleg thinks this can be avoided.
\"We \'ve learned a lot from piracy in the music industry and we won\'t make this mistake again,\" Peleg said . \".
\"The fashion industry is an aggressive group that won\'t let anyone surpass them!
I believe in open source, but I also know that people have to eat.
Now there is a company that takes your 3D file and locks it.
When I send, I can see how many times it is turned on, whether it is printed, and then lock it after the set number of uses.
This will keep the fashion industry alive.
\"It\'s impossible not to be excited about perig\'s vision of the world --
Demand clothing, where you can choose from designs that are updated daily or even hourly, and then print them out in an instant, knowing at the same time that they are perfect because the system knows your exact size.
Or, buy a stand-alone design online and print it out at home.
Break it down when you\'re tired and ready to print a new one.
\"This is going to be a game --
When we get better threads, we change. \"Peleg said.
\"Some companies are making threads like polyester or leather.
Printers are easier to get when they are fast enough and cheap enough.
People buy them when you can do things with these printers.
In a few years, they will be sold on the shelves next to the microwave in your local store.
Everyone will have one.
\"Peleg is not simply dreaming of a future like this, but is now developing it with a series of bold custom swimsuits.
Made from two kinds of textile, the outside is completely 3D printed, and the lining is waterproof flexible material.
\"You can add your own size, make the right suit for you, see how it fits before it arrives, and customize the look and color.
This is unique.
In 2014, designer Danit Peleg created a complete set of 3D-
Print clothes and shoes with a strong and flexible filament called FilaFlex.
This series is popular all over the world. (
Credit: Danit Peleg)
What about people who don\'t want to invest in their own 3D printers?
They can decide to take advantage of the services of companies like 3D hub.
Online 3D requirementsPrinter Services
Or at least, the CEO and colleagues
The founder, Bram de Zander, hopes so.
\"I think it is very likely that we will see this become more common in about five years,\" he said . \".
De Zander also believes in centralized 3D
Independent designers can benefit from the printing factory.
\"The beauty of 3D printing is that you can simply start production after the consumer places the order, resulting in zero inventory.
Now, an ordinary shirt is produced and assembled in three different countries.
Through the global network of 3D printers such as 3D Hubs, orders can be automatically routed to the nearest machine.
Today, we have received more than half of our orders instead of shipping them.
\"Custom clothing is considered a luxury today, but when 3D-
Printed clothes are everywhere.
In some ways, 3D
The Printing Revolution has already happened under our feet.
Gensole is a platform that can design custom insoles for shoes based on foot measurements or 3D scans, and then 3D print to the exact specifications.
This is an early example of how we can customize and print the clothes we wear one day.
Gensole has a foundation in health care.
The platform is part of a larger project to design insoles for people with diabetes, where lack of blood flow in the limbs can have a serious impact, most seriously
Case scenario is amputated.
According to founder Steve Wood
Designed footbed greatly reduces the chance of serious problemsscanned and -
The production of the printed version is fast and the cost is only a fraction of any final treatment.
In other words, prevention is better than treatment.
Gensole\'s platform and 3D
The printing process is a fascinating glimpse of what may happen in the future.
The online platform can be scanned using 3D, or based on specific measurements of existing insoles, as well as the grid
The construction of the insole allows for unlimited support and customization.
Once designed, the insole is printed out using the same FilaFlex filament as Danit Peleg for 3D for about 90 minutes
Surprisingly, if you can currently use a 3D scanner, you can print out your own insole using Gensole.
It may be accompanied by advice from the foot doctor, with correction, and made in the shape and undulation that make up your sole.
The same concept may appear in retail stores one day, where 3D body scans are stored next to your credit card and ready to produce the most suitable clothes.
Looking at the footbed gradually forming inside the 3D printer, it feels like the future.
Unlike inkjet printers, it sounds digital, and before building it into the final product, it rotates and twitches as the shape changes slowly.
However, Wood, who understands the ins and outs of 3D printing, is realistic about the limitations that need to be overcome.
This is not only a line for making clothes that need to be reached, but also a new actuator --
The printer part of the filament appears.
A new printing method must be adopted to print a truly flexible thread, otherwise the object will crash itself during the printing process.
Wood talks about a system that is currently suitable for industrial use in which the filaments are powdered and welded together in stages, rather than melting in layers as is now common.
There are other problems to overcome.
Today\'s clothes are stitched together by panels, and the panels are woven by separate lines on the loom.
This is not possible with 3D printing.
There is no way to weave the lines together at all, and there is no need for stitching or seams.
These will be things of the past for 3D
Only visual decoration is included to make the dress look and feel \"normal \".
Vision seen in many 1950 scifi movies —
Where future generations wearin-
A seamless set made of some unnamed shiny material
Eventually it may be closer to the truth than expected.
Solar trench coat designed by designer Pauline van Donne has a power bank directly on the lining that lets you charge any portable device
Even let you charge wirelessly. (
Credit: Pauline van donne)
Then we have a question of how we will measure our bodies before H & M buys these amazing clothes.
3D scanning of body parts can now be done, but it is definitely not a common occurrence.
This is another hurdle, Wood says, but one day 3D scanning will be a feature of our trusted smartphone.
Google\'s Tango project uses stereo cameras and a range of other sensors to map 3D objects, an example of how close we are to this reality.
It\'s already built into Lenovo smartphones that anyone can buy, but in every phone released, it\'s still a long way to go.
Wood is more conservative than Peleg in estimating how close we are to 3D. Printed clothes
Ten years is possible, he told us, but mainly for accessories and similar wearable devices like shoes and handbags.
He estimates that all clothes could provide us with a platform like Gensole for a wider range of clothing in the next 20 years.
In 2010, the Future Forum released a report that was better than the four possible scenarios envisioned by the outlook for the global fashion industry in 2025.
They are not provided as forecasts, but as tools for how the industry can change and adapt.
In one form or another, smart technology appears in each scenario, from solar cells in shirts that power our phones to online --
Shopping System and 3D body scanner for virtual locker room to future nano only
Reduced the need to wash clothes.
Technology has been weaving our clothes for decades, sometimes so subtle that we have not noticed at all, but the connection between them is getting closer and closer.
Wearable technology should never stay on a smartwatch or a fitness belt.
They are just the beginning, and the real wearable technology is only now coming together.