The Future Of Fashion: 10 Wearable Tech Brands You Need To Know

Extract from full feature by Rachel Arthur, 30th June 2016

Emel + Aris is a crowdfunding success story having raised over £100,000 (GBP) on Kickstarter in March 2016 for the launch of its smart coat. Much like Levi’s and Google, this one also doesn’t look like technology; but rather a line of outerwear for both men and women. On top of that however, comes hidden intelligent heating technology inside.

Made from a lightweight polymer, rather than a load of wires, it produces FIR (far infrared) heat energy from various panels across the garment that is then absorbed by the skin to heat the muscles and increase blood flow. The only cable that does exist is one that leads to the battery pack powering it. At this point, that’s still the evident bit, but get past having to also carry that in one of the pockets and this is one of the most appealing wearable tech functionalities to date. Who doesn’t want to hit a button and be cosy inside their coat whatever the weather?

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