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rachel_
« on: June 21, 2005 09:51:29 AM »

I was just wondering if anyone knew anything about Smart Fabrics, or Intelligent Fabrics? Google isn't getting me very far. I have to design dressing up clothes for Children and incorporate Smart Fabrics into the design, to make it either more practical or more appealing.

Does anyone know of any smart fabrics or have any ideas on how I could incorporate them into childrens clothing?
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2005 06:39:50 AM »

I see you posted this 3 days ago, and no one has answered.  So I will ask the question.  What are "Smart Fabrics"?
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2005 06:47:03 AM »

Here are some links to smart fabric websites:

Mainly about what smart fabric is............

http://www.fabriclink.com/pk/Outlast/home.html
http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn6553

Are you looking to buy it?
for what may I ask?

and is this the smart fabric you are talking about?
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2005 07:54:46 AM »

I bought a smart fabric shirt for my dad because he sweats like a pig and the smart fabric pulls the wetness away from your skin.  It is not a dress-up fabric.  It's more of a sports fabric.
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2005 03:10:43 AM »

Smart fabrics are basically fabrcs that do something other than act as a protective covering. The react to heat, light and pressure, and when combined with classic fabrics enhance the properties. They are an up and coming market and advance rapidly with advances in technology. Examples are Coolmax and Gortex, which are breathable and cool the body by moving perspiration away form the skin through a series of molecules to the surface of the fabric so that it can be evapourated. This will be the kind of fabric that is in the jacket HeyVern bought for her Dad.

Thank you for all of your replies. I'm not actually looking to buy the fabrics. I have my Textiles Technology exam this afternoon and in my brief I have been asked to design a small childs' dressing up outfit that makes use of Smart or Techno fabrics. I think I've found out pretty much everything that I needed to know now though.
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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2005 06:29:45 AM »

I dont think of childrens dress up clothes when I read about the fabric. first thing that came to mind as a mommy , was PAJAMAS!!!!!!!!!! and nighties LOL .. dont ask me why but it just did.
I think these would be SUPER for those.. esp since they specialize in the hot/cold keeping method.
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