SXSW: Introducing Smart Textiles
The next hot wearable might be the one no one knows you’re wearing. Experts predict a wave of smart fabrics and e-textiles that do what FitBits and Apple Watches do now, just with more subtlety.
Tech Specs: Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman, Director of Pratt’s IMARI Lab
The founder of Pratt Institute’s research facility for materials and technology talks hardware, software, favorite Apps, hacks, coveted devices and emerging technologies...
‘Back to the Future’s’ self-drying coat? Not yet.
The fabric of tomorrow is smart. The self-drying jacket may not exist now, but a shirt that can think or even give a charge to your mobile device does...
Exhibition Explores Fashion’s 3-D Frontier
A shirt that can tell you how you feel? Or one that can tell you how your favorite athlete feels? It’s happening today as technology drives brand innovation...
Michelle Obama and fashion designers show students the grit behind the glamour
Pailes-Friedman and her team join First Lady Michelle Obama and fashion icons including Jason Wu, Tracy Reese, Narciso Rodriguez, Diane von Furstenberg, Thom Browne, Reed Krakoff and Prabal Gurung.
Fashion meets renewable energy – clothes that charge your smartphone
From fibers that convert sunlight into electrical energy, to uploading your kinetic energy to a green energy bank, the worlds of fashion and technology are merging . . . ask Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman.
What Is The Future Of Fabric? These Smart Textiles Will Blow Your Mind
Tasked with creating wearable technology for astronauts aboard the International Space Station, student teams designed products to control interior lighting, locate objects in storage and more...