Blog: Leonie BarrieAnimal instincts

Leonie Barrie | 17 February 2005

Here’s an interesting idea for a clothing application, and one that’s unashamedly gleaned from the visual warning signs - chameleons change colour and porcupines erect their spines for example - that animals give out to each other when they feel threatened.
 
The prototype coat design incorporates warning strips of fur that become electro-statically charged and start to stand on end in situations where the wearer feels uncomfortable. I don’t know how legal the next two stages would be though: tingling skin sensations if you invade the wearer’s space followed by a 100,000 volt electro-static charge. But with some modification I’m sure someone out there will be able to find numerous commercial applications for clothing that bites back.

Wearable warnings


BLOG

Busana Apparel on an expansion drive

Busana Apparel Group, Indonesia's largest woven apparel exporter, is on a drive to expand its domestic capacity, has set up its first factory in Ethiopia, is exploring opportunities in Vietnam, and ey...

BLOG

Act now to keep receiving just-style newsletters

You may have noticed a red alert bar at the top of just-style’s weekly and daily newsletters asking you to “Act now to keep receiving the just-style newsletter.” ...

BLOG

Apparel imports into the US rose in June

Apparel imports into the US rose in June as merchants stocked up for summer and prepared for the back-to-school season, with imports from Vietnam continuing to surge....

BLOG

US retailers under pressure to grow sales as mall traffic slows

Under Armour is to close stores and cut jobs – around 2% of the company's global workforce – as part of new plans to build a stronger and smarter company with faster go-to-market speed and greater dig...

just-style homepage



Forgot your password?