This year's emotional icon to remember is Phillips' Bubelle, the emotional sensing prototype dress. Bubelle has landed on Time's Best Inventions Of The Year list. The color changing dress is one of two Philips' SKIN Probes
Cool Wearables - Heat Reactive Jacket by Stone Island, a tracksuit top which changes colour from black to green once it has reached 27 degrees. The jacket uses crystal heat-sensitive fibres which react when heat is applied.
Nano coatings for textiles and nonwovens: The future is NOW
Example of Fabric - Powerless Illuminating Polymer Ribbon - from Chatterbox Puppets. - Visible glow for over 8 hours. Reusable for up to four years, weather resistant- requires darkness. - Also comes in tubing, or custom resin.