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Customizable E-Textile Startups

This Wearable Platform Incorporates Electronics Into Clothes

— April 14, 2016 — Tech
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.
Trend Themes
1. Customizable E-textile Platforms - As technology is becoming more accessible, innovative platforms that allow users to easily integrate electronics into clothing can disrupt the traditional clothing industry and bring more individuality to fashion.
2. Modular and Adaptive Wearable Technology - The use of modular and open-source wearable technology that allows for endless customization and adaptability can create new opportunities for personalized wearables and revolutionize the fashion technology market.
3. Sustainable Wearable Technology - Developing customizable e-textile platforms with a focus on sustainability, such as using eco-friendly materials and reducing e-waste, can create a new market for conscious consumers who value sustainability and innovative wearable technology.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion Technology - The fashion industry can incorporate customizable e-textile platforms into their products to create unique and technologically-advanced wearable clothing.
2. Wearable Technology - Customizable e-textile platforms can innovate the wearable technology industry by providing endless possibilities for personalized and modular wearables.
3. Electronic Manufacturing - Manufacturing companies can integrate customizable e-textile platforms into their production processes and take advantage of the growing market demand for innovative wearable technology.
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