WHAT YOU WILL HEAR
This track will feature some of the world leaders in smart fabric manufacturing, along with the people who are making waves with battery and sensory technology. Hear inside information from the manufacturers of wearable electronics and e-textiles, who are using next-generation technology in their manufacturing process, and even in the clothing produced! Also featuring the latest news in recyclable textiles.
KEY REASONS TO ATTEND
Hear from key drivers in the market, and discover the latest market developments before anyone else. There will be in-depth presentations on not only the applications of smart textiles, but how to take advantage of the latest breakthroughs in product development. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to network with industry experts and forge invaluable relationships.
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Themes: Future of, Innovations, Benefits, E-Textiles, Challenges, Reliability, Protective Clothing
Track Host: Address & Welcome
Christopher Freeman, Head of Digitally Assisted Assembly / Augmented Reality Technical Fellow, AMRC
Solo Speaker: How Style Can Meet Technology
Hugo Boss' Head of Design will outline his experience working with wearable technologies since 2005, focusing on what Hugo Boss have developed, and how he sees the integration of technology into fashion moving forward.
Peter Bona, Head of Design, BOSS Menswear
Panel Discussion: Redressing the Future
What does the future of our wardrobe look like? Our experts discuss the capabilities of smart fabrics, and how they are paving the way for wardrove innovation.
Panel Discussion: The Value of Smart Clothing
What are the compelling reasons behind manufacturing smart clothing? What are the challenges of integrating electronics into textiles? Is the result elegant enough for mainstream wearability? Who is doing a good job of cross-pollinating fashion and technology?
Our team of panellists discuss.
Recycling Smart Textiles/E-Textiles
The Head of Sustainability and Ethical trade for Stella McCartney discusses what happens at ‘end of life’ for smart and e-textiles. How can we make the manufacturing process more sustainable? And what responsibility do the big brands have to produce products with longevity?
Claire Bergkamp, Head of Sustainability and Ethical Trade, Stella McCartney
Experts discuss how and why protective clothing is critical to some companies and their industries.
- Environmental hazards
- Space Travel (effects)
- Emergency Services
Themes: Health and Beauty, Fashion, Wearable Technology, Sports Wear, Aesthetics
Track Host: Address & Welcome
Keynote Panel: Health & Beauty
Hear of the new, upcoming and relatively unknown health and beauty products that can be seen in the garments we buy and wear.
- Drug releasing medical textiles
- Fabrics with moisturisers
- Anti-aging properties
- Where, why and how much?
Back to Basics
Forgoing the aesthetics momentarily, we focus purely on what smart clothing can do for us in terms of:
- Heating and cooling the body
- Weight and practicality
- Cost and where to find them
Let’s Get Physical: Smart Clothing in Sports
There are conversations and controversies around the use of smart technology in sports, but whatever your opinion, there is certainly space for athletes to use a variety of smart clothing. Whether regulating body temperature, reducing wind resistance, controlling muscle vibration or simply tracking biometrics, our panel explores the theme. Including:
- What a team data specialist looks for in smart clothing
- The best placement on the body
- Which data points are being captured most successfully
- The barriers to mass adoption
Aesthetic Smart Garments
Experts will share the fabrics that light up, change colour and gather energy from the environment.
But what are the main positives and negatives around the uses of smart clothing?
Benjamin Males, Co-Founder, TwentyFour15