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Smartphone-Customizable Shirts

LUM Apparel Lets You Design Glow in the Dark Clothing

— July 8, 2013 — Tech
LUM Apparel is nothing short of epic. The Kickstarter-funded clothing company has created customizable glow-in-the-dark clothing. Temporary designs can be printed onto its tank using only the light from your cellphone or table. The tank tops are treated with a special type of paint that allows you to print temporary designs on them. Designs are brightest during the first five minutes of being applied but don’t fully fade until about 15 minutes later.

You can use the LED light from your smartphone or a laser to draw messages on your shirt. You can even take photos from your phone or tablet and print them onto your LUM Apparel tank. All you need to do is take your light source, press it up against the shirt, and then get creative. Designs can even be erased by swiping your hand across them while your light source is a few inches away.

Unsurprisingly, LUM Apparel has reached its full funding goal and then some. Check out the video here to see the shirts in action.
Trend Themes
1. Customizable Glow-in-the-dark Clothing - Opportunity for innovative fashion companies to create clothing that can be customized and personalized with temporary glow-in-the-dark designs using smartphone or tablet light sources.
2. Interactive Smartphone-enabled Fashion - Opportunity for fashion brands to incorporate smartphone or tablet interactivity into their clothing, allowing customers to create, customize, and change designs using their mobile devices.
3. Temporary Design Technology - Opportunity for technology companies to develop specialized paint or coatings that can create temporary designs on clothing, activated by smartphone or tablet light sources.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion - Opportunity for fashion brands to incorporate customizable glow-in-the-dark clothing into their product lines, attracting creative and tech-savvy customers.
2. Technology - Opportunity for technology companies to collaborate with fashion brands to develop innovative solutions for creating temporary designs on clothing using smartphone or tablet light sources.
3. Entertainment - Opportunity for entertainment companies to leverage customizable glow-in-the-dark clothing as promotional merchandise or interactive experiences, enhancing consumer engagement and brand visibility.
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