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Future Clothes: The era of new materials and smart clothing

“Embark on a journey into the next frontier of fashion with ‘Future Clothes.’ This collection heralds a new era, embracing avant-garde materials and intelligent designs. Experience the fusion of style and sustainability as these garments showcase the latest in eco-friendly fabrics and cutting-edge technology.

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‘Future Clothes’ is more than a collection; it’s a statement, reflecting the evolution of fashion into a realm where creativity meets consciousness. Step confidently into tomorrow, where each piece tells a tale of innovation, setting the stage for a future where fashion is not just a reflection of personal style, but a conscious choice for a sustainable and technologically advanced wardrobe.”

Future Clothes: Innovate Your Style Tomorrow.

Technology creates sustainable materials

Consumers globally, especially the Millennials and Gen Z generations (those born from the early 1980s to the early 2010s), are increasingly concerned about global warming and environmental protection. Many surveys in Europe and the US show that users always prioritize using brands that care about environmental issues, from beauty products to fashion products.

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This creates a positive impact on manufacturers and brands from high-end to popular (from Zara, H&M, adidas, Nike… to Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Burberry…) creating an era, new material. They are forced to move according to user needs if they do not want to be turned away.

Surely you have heard many times about the use of recycled fabrics, fashion products made from ocean plastic to synthetic fabrics made from bark/fruits, foods like mushrooms or corn. , seaweed… In 2022, fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo cooperated with Orange Fiber to introduce the world’s first orange peel fabric.

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With Mario Trimarchi’s unique collection, Salvatore Ferragamo has brought a new definition to sustainable fashion: beautiful and trendy, instead of rustic and less contemporary as people still imagine.

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LOOMIA's fabric has the ability to heat, light, sense and... track data

AMSilk – a supplier of industrial biopolymer silk in Germany – cooperates with Adidas to introduce the Futurecraft Biofabric sports shoe line, using 100% biosteel fiber.

Meanwhile, Modern Meadow, a company based in New Jersey, has developed a yeast that can process and create artificial leather panels in the laboratory.

Bolt Threads and EntoGenetics create fabrics made from super durable spider silk and are increasingly perfecting the production process. AIRism technology creates cool material that repels moisture and Heattech warming technology brings a comfortable feeling to the wearer, which is the pride of the Uniqlo brand.

3D printing techniques have also been upgraded with the introduction of ColorFab 3D technology, researched at the Institute of Computer Science and the MIT CSAIL Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. This technology allows 3D printing of objects with “photochromic ink”, which helps objects change color when exposed directly to ultraviolet rays. 

Google does not stand out from the new materials race when it invests in the Jacquard project to create conductive fibers to create a touch-sensitive material that can change color depending on the wearer’s mood, body temperature or temperature. outside temperature.

Currently, new materials are almost a survival race for fashion companies. On the one hand, they are an effective demonstration of a global commitment to sustainability; On the other hand, they create a diversity of materials when natural resources are increasingly depleted and users say no to materials that are considered to exploit nature or exploit labor.

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This explains why even small Vietnamese fashion brands are still extremely interested in various types of recycling or inventory reduction. Of course, applying technology to research or create new materials is still a long way.

Smart clothing

Heart rate/blood pressure monitors are no longer a new thing. These types of technologies are now being applied to clothing, opening up a new world of smart clothing. If fabrics can adjust to body temperature and change color according to the wearer’s mood, clothes can also be designed to be multifunctional and adapt to different types of movements.

Clothes not only cover up, increase aesthetic value or express the wearer’s personality, but in the future, they also support health care and have appropriate adjustments for each type of activity.

Hexoskin has launched a sports shirt with a battery-powered smart device that helps the wearer monitor their heart rate and body temperature. The company also pioneered the creation of socks that help count the user’s steps, calories and other body data.

NADA X introduces yoga pants with integrated sensors to adjust the wearer’s posture by vibrating when their posture is not correct. That way, perhaps the role of the coach will no longer be necessary.

LOOMIA – a textile company in San Francisco – creates textiles with heating, lighting, sensing and… data tracking capabilities. 

However, leading the smart clothing trend is Fuseprojects with its invention of energy clothing that helps older people with muscular dystrophy (MD) to be able to walk and move longer. This smart suit also transmits the patient’s activity data to doctors to help them observe, monitor the situation and find more effective treatment methods for the wearer.

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The Hexoskin brand's sports shirt comes with a battery-powered smart device that helps the wearer monitor heart rate and body temperature.

Maxim Gorky once said: “Each book opens a new horizon before my eyes . ” In the present and the future, technology is opening many doors for many different fields. Fashion, which is an extremely conservative area, has also adapted to change, even making great leaps after the pandemic.

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Who could have imagined that in the future , when people no longer need to leave the house to try on a shirt or a pair of eye-catching shoes, they can still own them with just a glance (not a click). mouse)? Who would have imagined that a set of clothes, in addition to traditional functions, could also carry seemingly unimaginable functions? 

Gloloy

I am not simply a nature lover but also a creator, conveying emotions and messages through writing and photography. Each of my works is an attempt to bring understanding and respect to the world around us.

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