Activities

The sustainability of wearables will depend on how we use them

The pace at which various high -tech products have proliferated in consumer markets during the past few decades has been furious. Think for instance the emergence of mobile phones in the 1980s in comparison to today’s nearly 5 billion mobile phone users. Yet the future forecast is even more inconceivable: the Internet of Things (IoT) … Continue reading The sustainability of wearables will depend on how we use them

H&M considers a wearable apparel

In June 2019, a fast fashion giant H&M (German branch) together with a Berlin based think tank The Do School gathered 23 professionals from different countries and backgrounds to create the prototypes of wearables. From a presentation by H&M, one could conclude that the company was worrying about sales drops and considering making something innovative, … Continue reading H&M considers a wearable apparel

Review of the wearables’ market: products and players

The market of wearables is quite heterogeneous in terms of products and creators. On the one hand, there are smart watches and fitness trackers that have become familiar for many of us. On the other, there are highly creative unique pieces like a dress called “Herself” that purifies air - https://www.designboom.com/design/air-purifying-dress/. Or another dress by … Continue reading Review of the wearables’ market: products and players

Etsimme haastateltavia, yli 50 -vuotiaita älyvaatteiden käyttäjiä kaikkialta Suomesta, osallistumaan tutkimukseemme.

(CALL FOR INFORMANTS - ONLY IN FINNISH) Hei! Olemme tutkijoita tanskalaisesta Aalborgin yliopistosta. Tutkimme älyvaatteita ja niiden vaikutusta ihmisten arkielämään. Älyvaatteella tarkoitamme vaatteita tai asusteita, kuten älykellot ja fitness-trackerit, jotka yhdistävät muotoilua ja teknologiaa. Tällä hetkellä meitä kiinnostavat 50+ ikäryhmään kuuluvat käyttäjät. Jos olet 50+ ja käytät esimerkiksi urheilukelloa tai olet jonkun muun älyvaatteen omistaja, … Continue reading Etsimme haastateltavia, yli 50 -vuotiaita älyvaatteiden käyttäjiä kaikkialta Suomesta, osallistumaan tutkimukseemme.

On December 10th our project hosted a guest lecture by professor Anneke Smelik “CRAFTING WEARABLES: TECHNOLOGY, IDENTITY AND SUSTAINABILITY”.

Anneke Smelik is Katrien van Munster professor of Visual Culture at the Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands), where she is coordinator of the MA programme ‘Creative Industries’. She published widely on identity, body, memory and technology in fashion, cinema, videoclips and digital art. Her most recent books include Delft Blue to Denim Blue. Contemporary Dutch Fashion; … Continue reading On December 10th our project hosted a guest lecture by professor Anneke Smelik “CRAFTING WEARABLES: TECHNOLOGY, IDENTITY AND SUSTAINABILITY”.