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It is very hard to stay connected with ever-changing fashion trends. And it can be very expensive too! When clothes go out of fashion (or when we get bored with them) we tend to throw them away or donate them to charity. To make the most of our wardrobe, Dutch designer Fioen van Balgooi developed an ink that can be applied and removed from clothing. When you are tired of your prints - or when they go out of style- simply remove them by washing them with a special product and replace them with new ones.
Why it matters
This is a great way of using technology to help people overcome a real life issue. Not only does it help them stay fashionable, but it also allows them to save money. What can we do to help our consumers make the most out of the products we sell them?
Exhibition ‘Platform 21 = Hacking IKEA’ showcases the appropriation, adaptation and transformation of standard IKEA products by designers and artists. ‘Hacking’ existing design is a recent phenomenon where designers make individual alterations to off-the-shelf products.
Cloth is a fashion iPhone app that allows users to keep track of their favourite outfits on their phone. The app allows you to photograph, categorize and share your favourite outfits via Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. The company recently teamed up with Weather Underground to add a new exciting feature to the app. The updated app uses real-time weather data to pull appropriate outfits from your history based on current weather conditions.