Incorporating wearable technology into clothing is becoming increasingly popular within the fashion industry, from sensor-laden active wear to phone-charging business attire -- which this e-textile and wearable platform is trying to capitalize on.
Based in Shanghai, startup KeKe Smart created the KeKePad, which uses flexible, extra thin cables in place of conductive thread. Described as "the thinnest 3-pin thread-like cable in the world," KeKePad allows people to easily, seamlessly and quickly build electronics into clothing. The tiny sewable microchips are easy to use with plug-and-play functionality and customizable open-source hardware. This gives the technology a modular and adaptive quality that will save creators time during their next endeavor. The wearable platform also features creative projects on their site to get you inspired.