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5 Designers Using Smart Textiles in Intelligent Ways

From Uniqlo to Lululemon, we've often heard about brands using "smart" textiles to set their collections ahead of the pack. But what is it that makes these materials so intelligent? And who are the latest crop of independent designers taking advantage of these new technologies? Here are five designers using smart textiles in intelligent ways.
5 Designers Using Smart Textiles in Intelligent Ways

Smart textiles can be broken into two different categories - aesthetic and performance enhancing.  Aesthetic textiles include everything from fabrics that light up to fabrics that can change color.  Some of these fabrics gather energy from the environment by harnessing vibrations, sound or heat, reacting to this input. 

Then there are performance enhancing smart textiles, which will have a huge impact on the athletic, extreme sports and military industries. The health and beauty industry is als ...

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