just-style management briefing: Smart garments edge into apparel industry
By MJ Deschamps | 1 June 2012
While the most common selling points for apparel used to be that that they would keep you warm (or cool) - and look good at the same time - rapid advancements in technology have been creating a whole new industry of 'smart' fabrics, which can offer all sorts of intelligent, functional properties to its wearers.
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