Solar Fashion

Tommy Hilfiger's Solar-Powered Jacket Charges Your Phone on the Go

Tommy Hilfiger is testing the wearables market with their new solar powered field jacket. In both a men’s and women’s fit, the jacket generates energy on the go with its…

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Solar-Powered Sunglasses Alert You When You've Left Them Behind

Australian company Tzukuri understands that it sucks to loose an expensive pair of sunglasses. That’s why they’ve embedded a chip and a solar cell in every pair that…

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Solar Power Goes Couture With Pauline van Dongen's Avant-Garde Wearables

POWER SUITS Van Dongen says her designs mimic human skin cells, which show a similar layering. Some of the modules contain up to 48 flexible solar cells, enough to restore a typical…

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Flexible Fiber-Optic Solar Cell Paves Way for Energy-Generating Fabrics

Photo by Shutterstock An international team of scientists have developed the world’s first fiber-optic solar cell. Thinner than the width of a human hair and scalable to many…

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Exotic Solar's "PowerCloth" Turns Clothing Into Energy Generators

Ready to give the sun a reason to sweat for a change? Strap on Exotic Solar’s “PowerCloth 1G,” an innovative new textile that turns everyday clothing into wearable…

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Stila's Solar-Powered Compact Illuminates Inside and Out

Need to do a quick face check in a dimly light car or restaurant? Stila’s solar-powered compact features an illuminated mirror that makes touchups on the go a cinch. Made from…

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Tube-Shape Photovoltaic Cells Could Result in Solar-Powered Clothing

Let’s be honest, solar-powered clothing is rarely easy on the eyes. Nor does it tend to be discreet. Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Xiamen University,…

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Solar-Powered Soldiers to Revolutionize Australian Combat

The 21st century soldier bears a heavy burden, literally. With 100 to 150 pounds of weaponry, tactical gear, communication devices, and military rations—and that’s just for…

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7 Solar-Powered Wearables Guaranteed to Give You a Charge

FUTURE FLAPPER Shake a little leg in Despina Papadopoulos’s flapper-inspired mini-dress, which soaks up the rays during the day so it can set your curves aglow at night. Composed…

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Solar-Powered vs. 3D-Printed: Which Bikini Would You Rather Wear?

Talk about synchronicity; we featured not one but two high-tech bikinis in a span of four days. Which means there’s only one thing left to do: swimsuit smackdown! In the…

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Solar-Powered Bikini Soaks Up the Rays, Powers Your iPod

Ready to hit the beach? Brooklyn-based designer Andrew Schneider is now taking orders for his solar-powered bikini. Capable of charging your cellphone or MP3 player, the high-tech…

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Diffus' Chic Solar-Powered Bag Flaunts Its Photovoltaic Panels Instead of Hiding Them

Diffus, the interactive design firm that brought you the environment-sniffing “Climate Dress,” has unveiled its latest project: a glittering, luxe solar-powered handbag that…

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Ralph Lauren Launches $800 Solar-Powered Waterproof Backpack

Ralph Lauren’s men’s athletic line, RLX, recently released a new line of high-performance bags, one of which features an integrated solar panel. Made in Italy from a thin,…

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U.K. Military Developing Solar-Powered Uniforms That Generate Electricity

Scientists across the United Kingdom are working on a solar-powered kit that could lighten the load of soldiers—and, more important, increase their mobility—by up to 50 percent.…

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Solar-Powered “Androcell” Backpack Shares Data, is Cradle to Cradle

Like most creative minds, Karan Singh Gandhi has a bit of the soothsayer in him. Peering into his crystal ball, the Singapore-by-way-of-Mumbai designer envisions a future where clothing…

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Solar-Powered Cargo Pants by Slvr Lining Gives You a Charge on the Go

Never be tethered to a power outlet again. The Go Urban cargo pant by Silvr Lining includes a pair of built-in photovoltaic panels, so you can keep your cellphone juiced wherever you…

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Project Runway's Seth Aaron Henderson Designs Solar-Inspired Line for Portland Fashion Week

SOLAR IS THE NEW BLACK When Project Runway designer Seth Aaron Henderson first announced that he was creating a solar-inspired fashion collection, he was immediately inundated with…

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Diane von Furstenberg, Vena Cava Design Solar-Powered Bags for Charity

If photovoltaics are the Coke-bottle-bespectacled, pocket-protector-carrying nerds of the wearable-tech frontier, then consider Diane von Furstenberg, Tommy Hilfiger, Rogan, Loomstate,…

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