- Smart textiles may produce energy
There are smart clothes capable to recharge a smartphone, but at the moment they work thanks to batteries. Whatif small photovoltaic cells were inserted into the fabrics? T-shirts, curtains and other textiles would become capable of producing clean energy.
This would represent a further step towards the green transition.
- Smart clothing can replace materials of animal origin
Smart fabrics allow industries to replace the materials of animal origin used, above all, for coats or jackets. This is a more ecological choice. It also satisfies those consumers interested in animal protection.
- Intelligent fibers are coming
Smart clothing often needs electricity to function. Is it possible to make them produce their own energy?
Well, a team of scholars created a fabric that generates its electricity from the temperature difference between the human body and the surrounding environment.
This fabric is not only useful, but also easy to dispose of and environmentally friendly.
And it is just one of the many to come.
- Smart clothing may produce less waste
Smart garments will be able to intelligently adapt to changes in temperature. This suggests that people will need fewer clothes and thus generate less textile waste.
In addition, smart garments are traceable. This means that companies will be able to manage inventory more efficiently, reducing overproduction.
Finally, smart clothing should facilitate disposal and recycling.
- Textile and fashion industries can guarantee their sustainability
More and more consumers want textile and fashion industries to be more eco-friendly. So, companies should prove their sustainability. They can do so by adopting blockchain technology. How? For example, using smart labels. These labels allow customers to access data about the manufacturing processes and the supply chain directly via the garment itself.