Gallery: Cornell Scientist Wants to Bring Nanotechnology to NYC Garment Di...

Juan P. Hinestroza, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, nanotechnology, wearable technology

In a future not so far away, we’ll wear clothes that change color on command, charge our phones with miniature solar collectors, and never streak or fade. Our threads will filter the air of contaminants, block toxic gases, quash bacteria, and completely resist stains That’s the gospel according to says Juan P. Hinestroza, a fiber scientist at Cornell University. But directing a team of researchers at the school’s Textiles Nanotechnology Laboratory isn’t enough. Hinestroza also has his sights on bringing his work to designers in New York City’s historic Garment District, where he hopes to merge cutting-edge technologies with high-end fashion.

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One Response to “Cornell Scientist Wants to Bring Nanotechnology to NYC Garment District”

  1. abc123 says:

    The solar-powered pink coat was designed and created by Abbey Liebman, a Cornell student in Apparel Design (Fiber science and apparel design department) who worked with Professor Hinestroza on this project. Please see below websites for further information about Professor Hinestroza and Abbey Liebman’s innovative work.

    http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/March10/SolarCoat.html

    http://www.infoniac.com/hi-tech/top-6-high-tech-dresses.html

    http://www.phreshly-squeezed.net/2010/04/cornell-university-student-abbey-liebman-debuts-solar-powered-dress/

    http://www.hercampus.com/style/student-designers-create-abbey-liebman-and-kerry-mccarthy-cornell-design-league

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10466417-1.html

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