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Smart textiles

WHAT YOU WILL HEAR

This track will feature some of the world’s leaders in textile innovation, from manufacturers, to fashion figureheads. Hear exclusive inside information from the developers of wearable electronics and e-textiles who are using next-generation technology in their manufacturing process, and even in the clothing produced. We are also proud to feature the latest news in sustainable innovation within the textiles industry, and a focus on recyclable textiles.

WHICH PASS?

This is a paid track and is available to holders of the following pass types – One and Two Day Conference Pass, Expo Gold Pass

Academic and charitable discounts are available – please email [email protected] for further information

9:30am
Welcome Address and Thanks
11.15am Networking break
1.00pm Lunch
2:00pm
Interwoven Technology
The simple fact that a piece of fabric can work as a computer is amazing and with the advancement of technologies, smart clothing will become a regular outfit to wear. Although we think about electronics as rigid screens and hard components, in the near future, these will be able to flex and bend, allowing for a perfect integration with the world of textiles and soft materials.
Since 80% of a fabric performance comes from the yarns, electronics will be spun with fibers and interwoven with yarns to achieve invisible and unobtrusive integration.
Speaker:

Sara Urasini, Wearables Designer, Design Partners

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