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Thunderwear: Flame-Proof Underwear Protects Firefighters and Steelworkers From High Heat

Thunderwear: Flame-Proof Underwear Protects Firefighters and Steelworkers From High Heat

The fires outside aren't the only flames that firefighters and steelworkers must deal with everyday--the high heat can pass through their outer protective layers and burn through their cotton

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PETE Turns Plastic Bottles into Clothing Right at Home

PETE Turns Plastic Bottles into Clothing Right at Home

Want to reduce your plastic waste without it ever leaving your home? Meet PETE, one of the six finalists in the Electrolux Design Lab competition, which lets you recycle plastic bottles into clothing

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U.S. Government to Award $1 Million for Best Ebola Hazmat Suit Design

U.S. Government to Award $1 Million for Best Ebola Hazmat Suit Design

Photo by Shutterstock The White House has teamed up with USAID, the CDC, and the U.S. Department of Defense to offer a $1 million award for a superior and improved HAZMAT suit design in hopes of better

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Robotic Fabric Could Be Used to Create Moving Clothing

Robotic Fabric Could Be Used to Create Moving Clothing

We’ve all heard of electronic fabrics, but robotic fabrics? That’s a new one. Researchers are Purdue University are developing an electronic skin-like fabric that can move on its own, twisting and

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JetBlue Recycles 18.5 Tons of Used Uniforms, Gives Landfill-Bound Fabric New Life

JetBlue Recycles 18.5 Tons of Used Uniforms, Gives Landfill-Bound Fabric New Life

JetBlue's latest environmentally friendly PR move looks like it's going to make a sizable difference. Since June, the airline company has saved more than 18.5 tons of used uniforms, clothing, and fabric

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Washable, Stretchable Fabric Circuit Boards Could Be the Future of Wearable Tech

Washable, Stretchable Fabric Circuit Boards Could Be the Future of Wearable Tech

We love wearable technology, but not all of it is as durable as we like our clothing to be. Which is why researchers at the Institute of Textiles and Clothing at Hong Hong Polytechnic decided to create

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Fast Fashion Retailers Agree to Raise Minimum Wage for Cambodian Garment Makers

Fast Fashion Retailers Agree to Raise Minimum Wage for Cambodian Garment Makers

Eight fast fashion retail giants, including H&M, New Look, Next, and Zara's parent company Inditex, have agreed to increase the minimum wage for their garment makers in Cambodia. Thousands of garment

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Drug Cartels are Laundering Money Using Fast Fashion

Drug Cartels are Laundering Money Using Fast Fashion

Fast fashion isn’t just terrible for the environment.; new evidence shows that it is also enabling drug cartels to launder money. Police recently seized $100 million from businesses in the LA Fashion

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Acer U.K. Presents Over-the-Top Tablet-Integrated Selfie Sombrero

Acer U.K. Presents Over-the-Top Tablet-Integrated Selfie Sombrero

We've recently featured many wearable tech products, but none are as ostentatious as this giant glittery, hot pink selfie-taking sombrero designed by Acer U.K. and Christian Cowan-Sanluis, a 20-year-old

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The 4MM Jetpack Could Give You the Boost You Need to Run a Four-Minute Mile

The 4MM Jetpack Could Give You the Boost You Need to Run a Four-Minute Mile

A four-minute mile is just a dream for most people, but not if the US Military has anything to do with it. DARPA (the Military’s research arm) is in the process of designing a jetpack that could help

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MICA: High-Tech, High Fashion “Smart” Bracelets Unveiled at New York Fashion Week

MICA: High-Tech, High Fashion “Smart” Bracelets Unveiled at New York Fashion Week

Wearable technology has yet to hit the mainstream, but that isn't stopping the fashion industry from trying to add a stylish twist to the high-tech novelties. Earlier this month, Intel, in partnership

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CuteCircuit Designs Clothing That Lights Up, Tweets and Changes Pattern When you Want

CuteCircuit Designs Clothing That Lights Up, Tweets and Changes Pattern When you Want

What if, when you got sick of the pattern on your favorite jacket, instead of donating it you could just change the pattern using an app on your phone? CuteCircuit is making it happen! The atelier

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Lascana Presents First 3D-Printed Lingerie in Russia

Lascana Presents First 3D-Printed Lingerie in Russia

Lascana has successfully created a set of 3D printed lingerie in Russia. Designed by Viktoria Anoka, the line of 3D-printed undergarments was inspired by Sandro Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus." Thus,

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Swiss Clothing Company Freitag Makes 100 Percent Compostable Clothing

Swiss Clothing Company Freitag Makes 100 Percent Compostable Clothing

Tired of fast fashion filling up the landfills? Freitag - the company known for repurposing truck tarps into bags - is making apparel that can be tossed into the compost when you are done with it. Made

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99-Year Old Lillian Weber is Making a New Dress Every Day for Needy Kids in Africa

99-Year Old Lillian Weber is Making a New Dress Every Day for Needy Kids in Africa

In 2011, Lillian Weber started sewing dresses for the charity Little Dresses for Africa and she has been sewing one every single day since then. It’s all part of the 99-year old's mission to make 1,000

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Cambodian Garment Workers Die While Making Clothes for Big Brands like Old Navy and Gap

Cambodian Garment Workers Die While Making Clothes for Big Brands like Old Navy and Gap

Photo by Luc Forsyth for IndustriAll Global Union Labor-rights group IndustriAll Global Union recently reported that two Cambodian garment workers have died from exhaustive working conditions--making

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New Wetsuit Helps Prevent Shark Attacks by Deterring Sharks and Hiding Swimmers

New Wetsuit Helps Prevent Shark Attacks by Deterring Sharks and Hiding Swimmers

If you like swimming in the ocean, but you aren’t so fond of shark attacks, get your beach gear ready. Scientists in Australia have created shark-deterrent wetsuits that keep the sharks at bay. One is a

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Want to Sit on Thin Air? Check Out the Chairless Chair

Want to Sit on Thin Air? Check Out the Chairless Chair

If you’ve been looking for the perfect opportunity to freak out your co-workers, look no further than the new Chairless Chair that makes it look like you’re sitting on thin air. Created by

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We Could Save Money and the Environment With This Self-Cleaning Cashmere Invention

We Could Save Money and the Environment With This Self-Cleaning Cashmere Invention

Do you love the texture of cashmere but not the dry cleaning cost of keeping it clean? Hong Kong University researchers may have just come up with a solution for your fashion dilemma. The research team

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Hunger Strike at a Garment Factory Gets Violent in Bangladesh

Hunger Strike at a Garment Factory Gets Violent in Bangladesh

A hunger strike ends in violence when police fired rubber bullets, tear gas, and water canons at a protest by garment factory workers in Bangladesh this past week. The raid may have ended the 11-day

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Could One Piece of Clothing Have Prevented World War I?

Could One Piece of Clothing Have Prevented World War I?

In 1914, the shot that killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand was fired and World War I began. The Archduke knew that there was a risk of an assassination attempt, but that day he chose not to wear the body

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Motorola’s New Digital Tattoos Can Unlock Your Phone

Motorola’s New Digital Tattoos Can Unlock Your Phone

Are you a multitasking professional taking too much time to unlock your phone? Moto X owners don't need to fumble around now with the new digital tattoos by Motorola. It sounds like science fiction but

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Trash-Made Sneakers Aim to Remind People About the “Plastic Legacy” of Consumerism

Trash-Made Sneakers Aim to Remind People About the “Plastic Legacy” of Consumerism

Too often the stuff we buy quickly ends up in the trash, where we forget about it. But our garbage doesn't just disappear once it leaves our homes, so what if we had a daily reminder of the impact of our

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Why Did This Chinese River Turn Blood Red Overnight?

Why Did This Chinese River Turn Blood Red Overnight?

Perplexed citizens and officials of a city in eastern China are curious about the mysterious transformation of their local river. China has experienced these red rivers before when the water gets

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Rejuvenate Your Wardrobe with the Swash System by P&G and Whirlpool

Rejuvenate Your Wardrobe with the Swash System by P&G and Whirlpool

We might not have flying cars yet but we are getting a step closer to living like the Jetsons. Soon you'll be able to skip the dry cleaners and use this compact home clothing-care system for all your

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This Bracelet Can Call for Help If You’re Hurt or in Danger

This Bracelet Can Call for Help If You’re Hurt or in Danger

Mobile phones give us a tremendous sense of security: we've got access to the internet and our entire contact list if we need it. But what about when something unplanned happens? Like being attacked in a

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World’s Largest Handmade Picnic Blanket Unfurled in Switzerland!

World’s Largest Handmade Picnic Blanket Unfurled in Switzerland!

Eating al fresco usually means a tiny table at an outdoor cafe, but a pair of twins in Switzerland are thinking much bigger. Twins Frank and Patrik Riklin organized the creation of a 160,000-foot-long

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New Kinetic Boots Could Help Marines Shed Battery Weight

New Kinetic Boots Could Help Marines Shed Battery Weight

Military personnel do a lot of marching. And hiking. And running. They move a lot, whether on base or on a mission. While moving, Marines also carry up to 15 pounds of batteries in order to charge all

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Fabric Pen is a Tiny 3D Printer that Mends Clothing On-the-Go

Fabric Pen is a Tiny 3D Printer that Mends Clothing On-the-Go

Lots of people carry around sewing kits and stain-removal pens for those on-the-go clothing emergencies, but how about a 3D printer that could actually mend rips or damage right on the spot? The Fabric

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Brooklyn Company Raises $10M to Grow Cow-Free Leather

Brooklyn Company Raises $10M to Grow Cow-Free Leather

Those who are vegan or simply wishing to live a cruelty-free life may soon be able to add leather products back into their fashion consumption. Not real leather made from the hides of animals, of course,

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