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Knitted Power Cords

DIY Wooly Wires for Unusual Accessories

— January 24, 2009 — Art & Design
Woolly wires--have you ever seen anything this cute! I love these knitted power cords. They look so friendly and almost chic. They can be worn as a skinny scarf, a fun headband or a decorative belt.

I would love to have one as a cool accessory and wear it round my neck as a form of woolly necklace. The power cords pictured above are in fact a pattern for sale to all knitting enthusiasts. You can use your leftover yarns or recycle an old sweater’s yarn.

But watch out: The pattern is not to be used for commercial purposes.
Trend Themes
1. Knitted Electronics - The trend of knitting technology into wearable fabrics presents an opportunity for disruptive innovation in the fashion and textile industries.
2. DIY Wearable Accessories - The DIY trend of creating personalized wearables presents an opportunity for innovative products in the consumer electronics industry.
3. Sustainable Crafting - The trend of sustainable crafting with repurposed materials presents opportunities for innovative products in the crafting and home goods industries.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion - The fashion industry can disruptively innovate by incorporating knitted electronics into their products and creating new categories of wearable accessories.
2. Textiles - The textile industry can disruptively innovate by incorporating conductive fibers and creating new functional fabrics that enable wearable tech.
3. Consumer Electronics - The consumer electronics industry can disruptively innovate by integrating sustainable crafting into their product design and creating products that allow personalization and DIY crafting.
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