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Solar-Powered Parkas

This Fashionable Solar Parka Boasts Hip Pockets That Double as Phone Chargers

— September 9, 2015 — Eco
Fashion designer Pauline van Dogen designed this solar parka specifically with UNESCO heritage site keepers in mind -- Wadden Sea Rangers to be exact. The jacket's long and wide hip pockets act as portable solar panels that are able to charge a smartphone in two hours.

With a heavy recycled denim outer layer, the coat keeps people warm while venturing out into nature. While providing convenience as a portable wearable charger, the solar parka also acts as a safety measure, keeping tour guides or area experts connected in potentially dangerous weather conditions. The electronics are also button-off and waterproof, making the coat perfect outerwear for adventure lovers who are venturing deep into the great outdoors.

Adding to the wide range of wearable technology entering the market, this solar parka is a perfect product for those who spend a great amount of time outdoors but still need to stay connected in this technologically-laden world.
Trend Themes
1. Wearable Technology - The solar parka demonstrates the growing trend of wearable technology, with potential for further integration and innovation.
2. Eco-friendly Fashion - The use of recycled denim in the solar parka highlights the trend towards sustainable and environmentally-friendly fashion options.
3. Outdoor Connectivity - The jacket's ability to charge smartphones while outdoors reflects the trend of staying connected even in remote natural environments.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion - The fashion industry can explore the incorporation of wearable technology and eco-friendly materials to create innovative and sustainable products like the solar parka.
2. Outdoor Adventure - The outdoor adventure industry can leverage the solar parka's connectivity features to enhance safety and convenience for professionals and enthusiasts in the field.
3. Renewable Energy - The renewable energy industry can collaborate with fashion designers to further develop and integrate solar-powered garments, opening up new opportunities for renewable energy utilization.
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