September 17, 2018
Smart fabric is a term that has been around for several years now, with students first looking into the concept for military use in the early 1990s, and given our interest in thermal insulation, it’s a topic we keep up to date on. Experts in the industry are now predicting that technology in the future won’t be a mobile phone in your pocket, a computer in your bag or even a watch on your wrist, instead, it will be woven into the materials of your clothes. But just how much can we expect to get from wearable technology, and when? We take a look at the latest updates in e-textiles, what the future of this emerging market looks like and a realistic timescale of when we can expect to see products on our high streets.