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Compass Couture

The North Skirt Has Panels That Light Up When You Face North

— May 31, 2010 — Tech
This intelligent fashion creation is the North Skirt by Meredith Scheff of The Steampunk Workshop. It features panels that light up when facing north--you know, just in case you get lost while shopping.

Science and fashion have joined forces to make the North Skirt. The best part? You can watch the creator, Meredith Scheff, happily dance in her skirt. The NorthSkirt can help anyone who is directionally challenged or just looking for a fun, functional summer skirt.
Trend Themes
1. Smart Fashion - Integrating technology into fashion for functional purposes such as direction finding.
2. Iot Wearables - Creating wearables that are responsive to the environment through embedded IoT technology.
3. Light Emitting Panels - Integrating LED or OLED panels into clothing for functional and/or aesthetic purposes.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion Technology - A new industry that combines fashion and technology to create wearables and clothing that have innovative features and new functionalities.
2. Iot Wearables - The market for wearable technology such as health trackers and smartwatches that can be embedded with various IoT features.
3. Lighting Technology - Applying the technology behind LED and OLED lighting to the world of fashion and wearables.
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