Fashion and technology continue to collide, and it is only getting better! Check out these five companies bringing form, function, and fashiontech to the next level right now!
1. Hyperface is a revolutionary camouflage that disrupts and distracts facial recognition software algorithms. It is anti-surveillance face paints and clothing. As groundbreaking and potentially useful facial recognition is, many people are concerned about tracking and intrusion of privacy. Hyperface is created by by Berlin-based artist and technologist Adam Harvey, who is creating guerilla printing patterns for clothing that are capable of confusing the software. The patterns look like facial features, such as eyes, mouths, and more, and are designed to cause AI headaches and confuse the algorithms enough to not be able to specifically identify the wearer. It is set to launch in Spring 2017 and can be seen here.
2. Skinners Technologies have created barefoot running socks that are neither socks nor shoes! They are anti-odor, durable, washable, and ready for any adventure. These ultra-tough socks are made with antibacterial yarn with pure silver in it, have toe protection, a comfortable knit fit, anti-abrasive polymer and waterproof underside, and are double layered. They are very durable and are better for active running than actually being barefoot, providing protection and comfort. Skinners socks are made to be extremely small, so that you can toss them into pockets or bags and have them with you while you’re on the go. Some customers are saying they barely wear shoes anymore! Get them here.
3. AirDye has created a sustainable fabric dying process that doesn’t use water, and is turning traditional dying process on its side. The AirDye process uses air instead of water, resulting in zero water waste and very little pollution, uses significantly less energy that water-dying, and creates some really interesting possibilities. You could print one piece of fabric with a different color on each side, or a color on one side and a print on the other, anything you can think of! With clean water still a luxury in many places in the world, this technology could change the way some countries dye and make clothing. Check out more here.
4. I Am Not A Virgin clothing company is trying to make the world a better place and reverse the planet’s health with how they make clothes. Humans throw away 200 billion plastic bottles a year, that sit in landfills, our oceans, and take on average 450 YEARS to decompose completely. Some types of plastic can take far longer. IANAV clothing recycles plastic bottles with polyester and then blends it with cotton to create eco-friendly and comfortable clothing. They are trying to become even more eco-friendly by creating their own yarn with PET and rice husks instead of cotton! This company is really bringing new technology and a sustainable mission to fashion! See their clothing line here.
5. The Left Shoe Company is a London-based shoe company using amazing technology to make sure your shoes are perfect for you. They use a state of the art 3D scanner to take a perfect picture of each foot, getting the most accurate measurement possible. They then create handmade, made-to-measure shoes perfect for you! Luxurious, unimaginable comfort tailor-made for you. Order a pair here.
Would you buy made to order shoes or wear special barefoot running socks? Do you have any fashiontech now? Tell me about your experience!