Black Stripe iPod suit

Timeless tailoring meets the latest innovations in fabric technology: that’s the iPod suit from Marks & Spencer. Much hyped a few weeks ago and now on sale. According to the UK online store from Marks & Spencer, only the iPod Jacket is available, they don’t sell matching pants for the Jacket. You are free to…

Fire Dress – DIY with Laura Cesari

We have seen the LED-Dress from Hussein Cahalayan but the $ 16.000,- might be a bit too much for some of us. Do not fret, I can show you a way to have a similar ‘head turning’ outfit for your next summer-night party for just $ 70-80 with a bit of DIY and the fabulous…

ISPO Sport & Style – where fashion meets technology

Wearable Electronic takes again center stage for the third consecutive month. In May was the Smart Fabrics, this month the Avantex and coming month the ISPO Sport & Style in Munich / Germany. Between July 8-10, the 1st Wearable Technologies congress “Where fashion meets technology” will be held in parallel with the sports equipment and…

Free energy from your bag – why not?

I can’t help looking around for Wearable Solar products when the sun is shining all day long. Is it not obvious to make use of our bags and cover some of the surface with those flexible solar cells. Catching sunlight in this way is completely free, does not change much on the way I carry…

Wearable Electronic curiosities

iLuv made big waves throughout the blogging sphere about a Jacket with iPod controls named Fashionology Jacket and a Bikini top with iPod controls integrated. Those two ‘products’ may or may not turn out to be products. After all, iLuv is a company that sells iPod and other MP3 player accessories (very good one by…

Jansport extends LiveWire Backpack range

It might be a bit early to think about Back-to-School but it seems Jansport just kicked off the race to get you the perfect gear for the time after the loooong summer break. Jansport’s LiveWire Backpack range is already in existence for a year but they have refreshed the LiveWire range and extended it with…

NuMetrex Racer Tank for the action girl

You asked for it and now it’s here! This is the tag line on NuMetrex™ Website announcing the availability of the women version in their Heart rate sensing apparel collection. The NuMetrex™ Heart Sensing Racer Tank features a shelf bra with special sensing fibers knit directly into the fabric to pick up your heart rate….

Eleksen is in control of Wearable Electronic

Our first follow-up review of the great things around Wearable Electronic on stage last week during Avantex is about the newly introduced control modules from Eleksen. There are 5 ‘ready to sell’ functions like: Volume Control (for any audio device with a 3.5mm headphone socket), the Sony Ericsson Controller, the iPod Controller, the iPod+Bluetooth Controller…

Angel Chang – Queen of Wearable Electronic Fashion

Angel Chang is a innovative Fashion Designer who blends technology and fashion in the most advanced and beautiful way we have seen so far. The way she thinks about fashion and technology is remarkable, head over to the write up we have posted back in January or to her site. Hussein Cahalayan is doing a…

talk2myShirt @ your service

Over the past weeks we have changed a few things on talk2myShirt, not so much visual changes but additions and improvements to make reading and information hunting more convenient and efficient for our readers. The new page titled: ‘READ THIS’ contains a list of all the books from our Wearable Electronic library. The list shows…

Solar Powered Beach Tote

Solar cells in clothing and bags seems to be a hot trend nowadays. Hot literally, Solar cells like the hot sun shine to give their best performance = electricity and hot in trend. Environmental friendly, reduction in carbon foot print and cool looking. Reware created the beautiful and very practical Juice Bag Beach Tote with…

Avantex wrap-up, Wearable Electronics is BIG

Never before have been so many experts and companies in the field of Wearable Electronic, e-textiles or Intelligent clothing (to give it a name) together on one place to share information about research activities, show the latest and finest design concepts and products – yes, real world products and not just ideas ‘to-be-realized’. Not to…

Zegna Sport Bluetooth iJacket 2007/08 Collection

Zegna Sport continues to offer cutting edge innovation, through the development of the Bluetooth iJACKET, a technological advancement of the acclaimed iJACKET or version 2.0 in tech geek speak. This new collection from Zegna Sport pioneers the new trend for ‘communication clothing’ – by enabling the wearer to use the celj phone and simultaneously listen…

Eleksen introduces FM Radio with textile controls

Avantex started off today and Eleksen, the world’s leading provider of touch-sensitive smart fabrics for consumer electronics in apparel and accessories, announced a new product: a module for FM radio. This new module essentially is a stand-alone FM radio but has also the availability to work with the widely available FM transmitter accessories out there…

The greatest, most innovative Fathers Day gifts

Show your appreciation to your Dad by surprising him coming Fathers Day with one of the innovative Wearable Electronic products. Everyone is mainstream but you are different, you are ‘in the know’ what’s becoming the next big trend because you read talk2myShirt. We have compiled a list of very attractive products for every budget that…

Urban Tool grooveRider T-Shirt now available in the US

Finally: URBAN TOOL announces North American availability of their latest product, the grooveRider T-Shirt. The ‘official’ introduction will be at SGMA Spring Market 2007 in Las Vegas which runs from June 11-13. The URBAN TOOL grooveRider is a lightweight, moisture wicking T-shirt that integrates Apple iPods with a smart fabric interface. The shirt also offers…

New range of iPod business suits from Bagir

Good news for the music and iPod loving business men. According to a business news report on Forbes.com which is based on information from AFX News Limited, Marks & Spencer will sell a new range of Bagir‘s iPod suits for men. MusicStyle™ as Bagir named their iPod enabled suit released last year, comes complete with…

Active Fabrics A Growing Trend In Fashion

abc7 network has an article by Richard Hart with the above headline. This article gives very interesting insights and perspectives on how active fabrics and Wearable Electronics are moving forward into our ‘everyday’ clothing. Konrad App from Eleksen for example says: “People walking around with their phone. They’ve got it in their backpack, they’ve got…

Wearable Electronic saves lives

Our headline today may be a little bold but this statement was triggered by a press release from www.prnewswire.com This press release is about UniFirst, one of North America’s largest workwear and textile services companies. According to this release, 33 million people are wearing uniforms on the job and soon some 1.2 million people will…

Music T-Shirt – Italian summer Fashion from Music and Sons

If we needed another proof that Wearable Electronic is not only for bulky winter clothing, the T-shirt with stereo headphones and a pocket for your MP3 player/iPod is the answer. Music and Sons from Italy offers this beautiful looking urban-style fashion T-Shirt for girls and boys, for the music enthusiasts and fashionistas. How many times…

Solar power for Clothing

Solar power for clothing seems to be a hot item at the moment. We have posted the last few weeks numerous articles about the use of solar cell in clothing. It turns out the German Hohenstein Institute is working for some time on a project called ‘Solartex‘ to explore the usability of solar cells in…