What The .. Innovations In Textile Industry

Pineapples, coffee, milk, tea and apples. Sounds a lot like healthy morning routine for daily basis, but what if I said that you could turn this upside down and wear them instead?

As innovation keeps growing and opportunities with technology are endless, no such thing as “not possible” doesn’t exist anymore. Because design is not just about the product anymore, it’s about responsibility.

Have you ever wondered while cutting your freshly bought pineapple, how could you use its leafs? Pinatex thought it really through and created a natural, sustainably-sourced, cruelty free material. You see, the leaves are the byproduct of existing agriculture, and their use creates an additional income stream for farming communities! Sneakers which provide positive social and economic impact and maintain a low environmental footprint throughout its life cycle? A big yes also from Hugo Boss, with whom Pinatex created a limited-edition sneaker line. Remarkably unique!

Taking fashion industry to new heights - smart phones, smart watches and smart fabrics. A promising industry in the fabrics field, where garments have been developed with various pieces of technology embedded in them. As futuristic as it sounds, take a look at the CHBL Jammer Coat, which enables its users to disappear. Yes, even Google cannot find you anymore, this coat makes you invisible to all radio waves.

A very Harry-Potter-alike scenario.

Accessories make the look, and most of the items carry a story or a meaning itself. Smart watches gave tech accessories a strong start, but be aware, that your next hematite bracelet might actually work as your heart rate monitor or your necklace will be integrated to much more. Amazing, isn’t it?

As mentioned before, opportunities are endless. Still we find ourselves being late to a dinner, staring at our closet and playing this old song in our head saying, “I have nothing to wear”. Well, problem will be solved soon, when you can buy digital design and print it in your 3D printer at home.

Orange Fiber x Ferragamo, world’s first luxury clothing line made of citrus-based fabric. Orange Fiber transforms citrus juice byproducts into sustainable textiles while reducing waste and pollution. It was recognized in the potential of the waste generated by the Sicilian citrus fruit industry, with over 700.000 tons of citrus waste produced every year. Turning waste into luxury, fabrics that are silky and sustainable.

Another proof for a saying, that anything you can imagine, really is up to you to make it real.


Pictures are from Hugo Boss, Pinatex and Salvatore Ferragamo. 

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