Internet of Things is affecting every domain of human life. Fashion industry is a key part of the modern life. In this article we will talk about the effects of Internet of Things on the fashion industry.
IoT Will Make the Fashion Products ‘Digitally Capable’
RFID solutions company Avery Dennison and IoT company EVRYTHNG are working on a technology that will bring millions of fashion and apparel products ‘online’. This means that every apparel and fashion product will have a separate digital identity, which would be used to locate it, know more about it and create data profiles. These ‘connected items’ will also let companies to embed certain features in their products. Avery Dennison is already working with famous apparel companies including Nike, Hugo Boss, Marks & Spencer. This technology will also let companies to install guides about how to use products within their items. These digital capable fashion devices will also make it easier for the users to search product availability from their homes.
Smart Fabrics and Textiles
Textile companies around the world are working on ‘smart textiles’. These products include smart T-shirts which will have an ability to reflect the wearer’s mood, smart rompers which will help parents to track their babies, digitally capable clothing that will keep track of the wearer’s health and notify them in case of any anomaly. These IoT-based clothing products will revolutionize the fashion industry once and for all. Several of such products were showcased in Futurotextiles expo in 2013. These products use ‘Smart Fabrics’ GPS and electronic sensors. These technologies are embedded smartly in the wearable fabrics.
Iot-Based Running Suits
Internet of Things is also playing a key role in the development of the outdoor equipment and survival kits. For example, the NR4 illuminated running suit starts emitting light in case the jogger is in a dark place. This smart running suit uses luminescent wires, sensors and batteries to its basic functioning.
Smart Gloves in Fashion Industry
Famous designer Sean Miles has come up with a smart, IoT-based glove which lets users to receive and make calls from their glove. These gloves are specially designed for laborers and workers who perform their jobs in the outdoors and can’t take off their gloves every time they have to use their phone. This is a revolutionary technology. This IoT device can be used by normal users as well. I don’t like to take out my phone from the pocket every time. It’d be cool to receive calls on my smart glove.
IoT-based Smart Shoes
Adidas is a pioneer in IoT-based shoes. The company launched Adidas1 years ago. This shoe has a smart sensor embedded in heels. This sensor adjusts the shoe and lightens it. There is a small motor in the sole which adjusts to compression. These shoes were designed for visually impaired people. Nike+ by Nike is another marvel which reflects the amazing effects of Internet of Things on the fashion industry. Nike+ acts as a personal trainer. It could be paired with smartphones.
Visijax Commuter Jacket
This smart jacket is designed for the safety of cyclists. It has a special Teflon coating which helps it maintain the temperature according to the climate. The jacket has batteries which power LEDs. These LEDS adjust their light based on the light of the surroundings.