MRO Magazine 26 Million Smart Garments Expected to Ship in 2016

January 13, 2016
By PRN NewsWire

WASHINGTON and NEW YORK and LONDON, Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — published a blog post covering the market for smart clothing and textiles.

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In the fitness sector alone, shipments of smart clothing are expected to reach 26 million garments by 2016, surpassing every other type of wearable device. Smart clothing is just getting started, but we are already seeing the innovative ways that these products deliver value to consumers.

Many companies and designers are dedicating their efforts to developing new smart clothing with the capabilities of a smartphone. Dutch designer Borre Akkersdijk created the BB.Suit, which is a 3D knitted onesie that includes a battery pack, Wi-Fi access point, GPS tracker, and crowdsourced playlist.

In spring 2015, it was announced that Google and Levi Strauss were partnering to create technology-integrated apparel that can do things like send a text by swiping a jacket cuff.

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