In order to understand how electronic devices can be embedded into clothing, let’s first review current and past textile and manufacturing techniques. Textiles is a billion-dollar global industry , and the top three exporters of textiles are China, India, and Italy. Most clothing is produced at a mass scale to reduce cost and speed up the manufacturing process: it is much easier to set up a machine to make 1,000 shirts at once then it is to run a ...
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Sibel Deren Guler, Madeline Gannon and Kate Sicchio, Crafting Wearables, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1808-2_3
3. From Textiles to Wearables
Sibel Deren Guler1 , Madeline Gannon2 and Kate Sicchio1
(1)Brooklyn, New York, USA
(2)Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA