Most of us have a wardrobe packed with smart, casual combinations. But is it really smart? Nowadays, the revolution of Smart Fabrics makes it possible to make your clothes truly interactive with stretchable and wearable electronics. The current state of the art materials will be presented during the Smart Fabrics Europe on 29th-31st October in Barcelona.
Innovation occurs on the intersection of different disciplines and sectors. A beautiful example of this is smart fabrics: wearable technology. IT, nanotechnology and textile get intertwined resulting in creations beyond your wildest imagination. Smart fabrics are fabrics that can change or react automatically to their surroundings. The response could be thermal, chemical, mechanical or electric. Have a look at the Intimacy project from Daan Roosegaarde: an example of sexy cloths showing how much ‘love’ there’s in the air. Daan will be the first key note speaker during Smart Fabrics Europe. I heard him perform various times, so from experience, I can tell you: he has a gift to amaze.
Smart Fabrics will make it possible for us to monitor our body and adjust like a chameleon to different circumstances. It will be able to collect data leading the way to new application connecting cloths with health, fashion and sustainability. At this 12th edition of the Smart Fabrics conference, experts will be gathered that have the power and intelligence to create products that will change the way we dress, interact with other, and do business in the future.
Smart Fabrics Europe is of interesting for everyone from fashion designers to lighting engineers, R&D professionals, end users, senior management, start ups, to up-and-coming students. This conference is for everyone in the industry, since it covers the whole supply chain. This event is for people to gather together and develop the strategies to launch the next big thing and discuss the successes/failures of other products. The networking opportunities that will be available in Barcelona are an once-in-a-lifetime chance at gathering with this many of the industry’s top professionals. More than 25 presentations from organizations like Philips, Thinkable Studio Ltd, Plug & Wear, Nokia Design, Centexbel will be given. Over 150 delegates from this niche sector are expected to discuss interactive fashion, how technologies will change our everyday mobile life, stretchable electronics for wearable phototherapy systems, and many more. It promises to be an event where you will dazzle from one invention to another creative solution: a great ambiance for new inspiration and ideas.
Central topics during the conference will be:
- Wearable technologies and their clothing applications
- Latest research and innovation
- Standardization initiatives
- Fashion Case Studies
Why this event is hosted in Barcelona? Barcelona has been a huge fashion hub in Europe for many years. Combining that with rising software and other tech businesses, it’s the perfect mixture for a Smart Fabrics delegate.
Hence, come to the Smart Fabrics Europe conference and be amazed by what already is being explored and made possible. Especially for Barcinno readers, there is a £100 discount, when registering to the conference by using the code “BARC”. It promises to be an event worth to listen, watch, exchange ideas and get inspired.
Image credit Intimacy: Studio Roosegaarde
Akron Goodyear says
It’s a pity that BBB is no more present in Barcelona.. Used to be a great fashion venue..