Open Access Mini Review

Smart Fashion and Wearable Technology: Opportunities and Challenges for Future Growth

Su Yun Bae* and Deborah G Wooldridge

Bowling Green State University, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: October 09, 2018;  Published Date: October 17, 2018


Technology advances have driven innovations within various industries and supported various aspects of humans’ lives. Technology has also impacted the fashion industry in terms of its design and production processes. Primary examples of innovations include 3D printing, smart textiles, and smart wearable devices. The major issue related to technology in fashion is centered around its future growth. This paper reviews each of the innovative technologies and their usability, functionality, and affordability as opportunities and challenges toward commercialization.

Keywords: 3D printed fashion; Technology commercialization; Smart textiles; Smart wearable technology

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