Clothing and Textile Industry (03:29)
The industry is a multi-billion dollar business that benefits from technological developments. Today's designers can access a variety of looms. The U.K. encourages new design talent.
Textile Fusion (03:05)
Developments in fabric design provide a more streamlined workplace. Smart fabric incorporates metal threads with traditional materials. Katherine Buszaki incorporates fiber optics into fabrics for window coverings.
Scientists in Hong Kong create a fabric resistant to ultraviolet rays; evidence suggests it will not cause a skin allergy.
Gadgets and Clothing (03:25)
Julieta Gayoso manufactures high-tech clothing; a solar panel jacket that charges phones and MP3 players is her signature item. Pants have built-in wireless control devices.
Interactive Clothing (02:07)
A company in France produces clothing, bags, and satchels that display text messages.
Bulletproof Clothing (02:06)
Miguel Caballero designs an array of clothing made with a lightweight, bulletproof fabric. In 2005, Caballero's company receives a nomination for best business idea in the world.
Space Travel and Fashion (02:07)
Designers in Japan create fashionable clothing for space tourism. Fashion show attendees reflect on the suit designs.
Design for the Future (03:18)
Advancements in the fashion industry constantly evolve. A jacket designed for joggers is a safety feature. The "Hug Shirt" generates a series of vibrations. Contemporary design is diverse.
Credits: Textiles and Design (00:26)
Credits: Textiles and Design
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