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Textile Innovations that Are Transforming the Fashion Industry

By CIOReview | Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The textile industry has adopted several recent technological advancements that have transformed the world for better. Technological development in this sector is a subject of discussion, and therefore it becomes essential to look at the significance of technological advancement in this area.

Technology has undoubtedly made it easier for the workers to meet the deadlines and has enabled the workers to adopt the novel types of clothing production methodologies based on the systems cost and productivity. This is completely transforming the world of apparel as designers are getting inspired and are amalgamating clothes and technology to come up with their work that is techno-savvy.

Clothes are designed to protect the wearer from detection and surveillance; hoodies and cloaks are available under this category. It includes unique clothing that uses reflective and metallic fabric, which is used in protective gear for firefighters. Other common innovations that have paved their way in the market are deodorizing fabrics, insect killer clothing, functional sportswear, medical and safety wear, etc. Such clothing uses stimuli-sensitive materials in fabrics that respond to external factors like temperature change, and therefore, there are sweat proof garments that adjust according to the external temperature.

Another prominent category is Thermo Chromic Materials (TCM). Such materials respond to the changes in environmental temperature by changing the color of the fabric according to the external climate. Similarly, there are Phase Change Materials (PCM) available in the market that soaks up the heat energy when it changes from solid to liquid state and discharges heat energy when it reverts, which gives a temporary heating or cooling effect on the clothing layer thereby keeping the wearer comfortable.