color-changing textiles

Lauren Bowker Creates Clothing That Reacts to Temperature, Motion

TOUCH AND GO But Bowker is more than the sum of her gimmicks. A trained chemist, she created the world’s first pollution-absorbing dye early in her career. Bowker is currently…

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Neffa's "Chameleon" Scarf Changes Color With Mood, Light, Temperature

The chameleon reacts to its environment by changing the color of its skin to blend in and likewise, Neffa’s mood scarf reacts to light and temperature to change its appearance.…

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"Smart" Sneaker Lets You Change Colors, Design on Demand

Here it is, the one sneaker to rule them all. The Shift Sneaker is a new concept that digitally transforms to give you a million different looks all in one sneaker. A smartphone app…

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"Photochromia" Garments Reveal Hidden Patterns in Sunlight

Wear a Photochromia shirt inside and it will look one way. Take it outside into the sun and it will magically transform before your eyes to reveal hidden geometries. Photochromia is a…

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"Frozen"-Inspired Bra Changes Color When You Bump Bosoms

As if you aren’t already sick of Disney’s Frozen, this bizarre story out of Japan will have you completely off the animated flick. Triumph Lingerie has deputed the…

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Color-Changing "Bruise Suit" Helps Paraplegics Detect Injuries

Paralyzed athletes may not feel pain if they’ve received a serious blow or broken a bone during competition, but a new color-changing suit developed by students at the Imperial…

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Alexander Wang Fetes Chameleon Fabrics at Fall 2014 NY Fashion Week

The outer boroughs aren’t your typical New York Fashion Week destination. Yet like a 21st-century Pied Paper, Alexander Wang drew the fashion cavalcade from its Lincoln Center…

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Cabela's Color-Changing Camouflage Lets Soldiers Match Surroundings

Camouflage is a big deal when you’re out traipsing through the woods bird watching, or hunting. Year-round hunters likely have a wide variety of styles and colors to match the…

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Pollution-Absorbing "PHNX" Garment Reacts to its Environment by Changing Color

Lauren Bowker’s beautiful PHNX fashion pieces transform from one color to the next, in reaction to the climate around them.  Using thermochromatic ink, the designer infused delicate…

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Color-Changing Glove Alerts Wearer to Presence of Invisible Toxins

Come in contact with toxic substances while working in a lab and you’ll literally be caught red handed (or blue in this case). New gloves are being developed now at the Fraunhofer…

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Chic Swine Flu Mask Changes Color When Your Temperature Rises

‘Tis the season for the flu, and if the regular strain wasn’t bad enough, we have a new, porcine terror to contend with. These brightly patterned medical face masks,…

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