Evolve Enclosures' magnetic zipper is a potential upgrade to a piece of technology that's more than a century old. The original zipper design was patented in 1851 and according to Evolve Enclosures, little has been done to modernize the system since then. The magnetic zipper makes it easier for anyone to fasten their clothing, improving what was previously an axiom of the clothing industry.
Similar in appearance to a regular metal zipper, the magnetic zipper lines the hem of any piece of clothing, from zip-up hoodies to jackets to bra straps. Those magnets automatically align with one another and fasten up. The system requires very little manual manipulation from wearers, making it a more accessible clothing option for people with ailments or amputations that limit their fine motor skills.
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