This area focuses on sustainability, more specifically aiming to decrease the high environmental impact of the fashion industry, by investing in technological solutions, new sustainable fibres, and production techniques that advance sustainability. As sustainability is integrated through the entire supply chain, going across design, production and retail, the level of maturity and marketability of the direction is high. It involves mainly the processes of smart textiles and digital manufacturing, and is managed by material and textile engineers, biologists, computer scientists, and less of fashion and product designers.
Fashion-Tech takes care
Level of Maturity
Technology Readiness Level
(consumer demand/industry offer)
DON'T BUY THIS JACKET, PATAGONIA
An innovative campaign launched by Patagonia addressing the issue of consumerism.
The Silk Pavilion project explores the relationship between digital and biological fabrication on product and architectural scales, inspired by the silkworm´s ability to to generate 3D cocoons out of a single multi-property thread.
A partnership between H&M and re:newcell, that has developed a unique technology able to recycle cotton, viscose and other cellulosic fibres into a new, more sustainable dissolving pulp.
ENERGY HARVESTING TEXTILE,
PAULINE VAN DONGEN
The Radius backpack that features a strap utilising sun-powered charging technology to enable the wearer to charge their smart devices on the go.
THE NORTH FACE
Developed by The North Face, Spiber is the world´s first coat made from fabric made of artificial spider silk, that is stronger than steel and tougher than Kevlar.