Joyshirts

2Joy is a German company which designs and sells Joyshirts, cool T-Shirts with EL-decals. I know, I am addicted to those light-up T-Shirts and always on the lookout for new designs. I don’t like the erratic blinking types although others might just look for such type, and I am looking for fluid patterns not geometrical…

Cool iPod ready jacket from Kolon Sport

Kolon Sport is a Korean based company recognized for their high performance, high-tech outerwear which helps explorers to pioneer the untouched corners of nature in style. By introducing the ‘Smart Series‘ jacket Kolon Sport is challenging the interactive fashion world with a high performance and high-tech fashion product for the coming winter season. Fusing innovation…

QIO Systems launches PANiQ, the first wearable consumer electronic brand

QIO Systems, one of the leader in wearable electronic, announced the launch of its PANiQ wearable electronics system making PANiQ the world’s first wearable consumer electronics brand. ‘We are building the next generation of wearable electronics and interactive fashion at QIO Systems,’ says QIO Systems Co-founder and President, John Collins. While QIO and PANiQ work…

Interactive Haute-Tech fashion

New York City-based interaction designer and teacher Younghui Kim created the ‘Stir-It-On!‘ skirt, an interactive skirt hat reacts to any close encounter on the surface of the skirt such as bumping or touching. Younghui got the inspiration for the ‘Stir It On!’ light effect by bioluminescent bay organisms called ‘Dinoflagellates’, a type of plankton  that…

CONNECTEDwear interactive fashion

Fibretronic introduced last year the CONNECTEDwear system that allows consumer to mix and match their interactive clothing with any and every function needed. This system together with ‘CONNECTEDwear ready’ clothing makes the reuse of the electronic part of interactive clothing beyond the current fashion season possible as the electronic part usually will last longer and…

Interactive Fashion year 2009

Welcome back to talk2myShirt which is running on a new, bigger and faster server to serve you our dear reader in 2009 fully energized and ready to take on the opportunities and challenges of 2009. Before looking into the wearable electronic crystal ball to check out what 2009 will have in the Interactive Fashion store…

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

We hope you enjoyed reading talk2myShirt over the past year, the products we have posted about, the news we reported about and the creative projects presented from visionaries, students and DIY enthusiasts. We thank you for visiting our blog, for the many tips, contributions and encouragements we received throughout the past year. Your feedback and…

Quiksilver Last Mission Jacket – interactive winter fashion

Quiksilver launched their second interactive winter fashion line with the Last Mission Jacket that incorporate Fibretronic‘s CONNECTED-wear technology allowing to add any of the growing number of modules to control MP3 players, advanced iPod control or Bluetooth phones. The Last Mission Jacket comes with the CONNECTED-wear AC2 Volume Controller Module and are compatible with any…

Christmas bargain – iPod Power Jacket for women

Finding these days full with financial uncertainties a good bargain is highly welcome especially with the gift giving days ahead of us. Right in time I found this fabulous looking iPod Power Jacket from JanSport for an even more fabulous low price of just $44.97 available in six colors via this online store. For this…

Explore Playlist iPod Jacket

‘Made for the iPod’ and ‘works with iPhone’, O’Neill‘s H-Division Explore Playlist iPod Jacket will be the hit this winter. Cool cut with stylish look, O’Neill did a bit of a re-design of the otherwise always straight line of iPod controls in interactive jackets. The O’Neill Explore Playlist has a number of features in it’s…

Interactive Fashion from Korea

Korean fashion designer Kim Jin Hyung created a line of interactive clothing especially for women. Up to now most of the ready-to-wear interactive fashion designs have been targeted towards the male audience with some styles ‘transformed’ to women’s styles with rather simple cuts. Kim Jin Hyung designed specifically for women’s body form, aesthetically, sexy with…

Luxury iPod jacket from UK – Plutonic by Henleys

The stylish Plutonic iPod Jacket by UK retro clothing brand Henleys adds sophisticated style to the interactive clothing segment. Designed in black pinstripe, the Project Deluxe men’s technical hooded jacket – yeah it’s a awful long, technical sounding name for a classy jacket – has soft touch iPod controls from Fibretronic in the sleeve allowing…

Autograph Long Sleeve Jacket for iPod

Marks & Spencer extends their interactive fashion collection with the launch of the Long Sleeve Jacket for iPod under their premium sub-brand of modern, sophisticated designer clothing ‘Autograph’. Using Fibretronic’s iPod control ‘Fiddler’ which can be discretely incorporated into the design yet being easily accessible for a quick change of tunes or volume adjustment, this…

iPod Blazer from Park Avenue

Park Avenue, premium formal wear brand from India’s Raymond Apparel is adding to their autumn/winter collection the ‘My Blazer for iPod‘. The iPod controlling e-textile technology for this high quality and exquisite looking blazer comes from QIO Systems which provides fully textile based interfaces for the interactive apparel market. The touch pad symbols are sewn…

Never miss a phone call with the BluAlert Bracelet

Missing a call on your cell phone is annoying to say the least and can be disastrous in other cases. I don’t know anyone who did not have such unpleasant ‘missed that call’ experiences. The problem usually happens if you keep your phone in a pocket or bag. Not everyone likes to hold a cell…

Interactive fashion from Argentina for the digital lifestyle

Argentine clothing line Indarra DTX created an impressive collection of Interactive apparel ranging from iPod controlling jackets and pants to cellphone charging jackets. Fashion Designer Julieta Gayoso, founder of Indarra DTX said that technology has become today such an important part of life that it is necessary to be available with a person everywhere. Her…

KILLA interactive fashion season 2009

KILLA will be one of the leading interactive fashion brands in 2009 by offering the most advanced e-textile solution integrated in a wide range of jackets and coats. The 2009 collection is based on QIO Systems eSystem interactive garment solution which offers a wide range of modules allowing the customer to select a mix of…

Italian sportswear brand Bailo reinvents interactive fashion

Italian outdoor specialists Bailo, a well established brand for high quality mountaineering and rescue apparel is adding state of the art running clothing by introducing the BTR Rocket jacket for men and women. Combining high performance features with a Italian fashion flair and fit, the Bailo Trail Running (BTR) Rocket jacket will be the most…

Love Meter T-Shirt

The Love Meter T-Shirt is another variant of the Dynamic Love shirt we have posted abut a while ago. The love indication on both shirts is similar: as you move closer to another person wearing also a Love Meter T-Shirt, the love meter grows stronger. As you move away, the love meter fades, visualizing what…

Interactive fashion – summer sale

We compiled a list of cool interactive fashion items that are on sale online. Maybe there is something for you to grab for the last few weeks of summer ahead of us. Music and Sons offers a 30% discount of most of their fabulous looking MP3 Music T-Shirts. Made with the greatest care for the…

Illum – cool Cycling jacket with an illumination twist

Two highly creative design companies, Goose Design (Jenni Arksey) and product design agency PDD (Simon Browning), developed the coolest cycling jacket concept on the planet. If there would be an Olympic medal for sport apparel design, I would give the ILLUM Cycling Jacket the gold medal. Combining safety and fashion, the ILLUM jacket is based…

WEEL Technologies enriches Interactive Fashion design

WEEL Technologies, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Wearable Electronic launched their new website targeted to designers and developers of Fashion, Action Sports, Fitness and Health apparel as well as soft goods (bags). The wearable electronic modules WEEL Technologies offers is huge and diverse ranging from soft remote controls named China Coin, Amp’d, ‘Hey…

‘Crafted’ iPod and iPhone Jacket by Republic

UK high street retail chain Republic has released an iPod jacket in a cool looking Bomber jacket style constructed with metallic yarn to give it a unique crinkled appearance. The iPod Bomber jacket is part of the Crafted branded collection by Republic and designed for the urban streetwear market. The iPod keypad controller is built…

UltraFuture Fashion show in December 2008

We got notice from UltraFuture about a change in their program concerning the planned Interactive Fashion Show: the new date for this event will be December 10-13, 2008. UltraFuture is working with CuteCircuit to showcase their latest ideas and designs during the UltraFuture Expo in December in Hong Kong. UltraFuture Expo aims to bridge East…

Another Sensible Father’s Day gift – WiFi detecting T-Shirt

We have another suggestion for a sensible Father’s Day gift: a WiFi detecting T-Shirt for the fun loving, cool, techie Dad. Flashwear keeps on extending their animated T-Shirts and offers now many different styles of their WiFi detecting T-Shirt collection ensuring there will be one style that suits you. These Tee’s are the perfect little…

UltraFuture Style – Interactive Fashion Runway show and exhibition in Hong Kong

UltraFutureWorld, a communication and collaboration platform dedicated to ‘shape the future of our world’, is organizing a exhibition and Runway show as part of the Hong Kong Fashion Weeks Spring/Summer 2009 trade fair held between July 8-11 in Hong Kong. The UltraFuture:Style will explore the horizons of interactive fashion, lifestyle and luxury. The most prominent…

Move to your own groove with the Pacer Suit

It’s sometimes difficult to move your body to the tunes of the DJ. How much better your performance would be if your moves dictate the groove? The Pacer Suit from the designer Nikola Knezevic and Danilo Zizic can help you to move to your own groove. This suit transforms every move of your body into…

iPod ready Jacket from Sessions – Skullcandy

Our hot tip today is the Session – Skullcandy Shamrock Heather Jacket with Skullcandy’s iPod sleeve switch. Skullcandy is not new to the Interactive Fashion business launching a range of great looking audio backpacks. Starting with the last winter season of 2007/08 season, Skullcandy expanded their reach of interactive fashion collection into clothing by teaming…

Interactive Fashion dream – the Butterfly Dress

An amazing creation of Interactive Fashion in its purest sense is the Butterfly Dress from Alexander Reeder a highly creative student at NYU currently studying Interactive Telecommunications. The Butterfly Dress is one of the most stunning representations of technology enhanced clothing focusing on aesthetic rather than more functional products like iPod control jackets. This lovely…

e-Textile Sensor Workshop for Musicians and Artists

Wearable Electronic and Musicians might not have a obvious relation but this is going to change. The University of California‘s Department of Music is holding the ‘2008 Sensor Workshop for Musicians and Artists‘ focusing on e-textile technologies. New fiber and malleable materials including conductive fabrics, piezoresistive fabrics, conductive heatshrink tubing, carbon fiber etc. will be…