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    Clothing firm Nordstrom castigated for $425 mud-coated jeans

    A US clothing company has been mocked on social media for selling a pair of $425 (£330; €390) jeans complete with “crackled, caked-on muddy coating”. The jeans are described on Nordstrom’s website as typifying “rugged, Americana workwear” and “hard-working action”. But critics on Facebook are scathing of what the company describes as its new design […]

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    Stanford University scientists make cool clothing

    Scientists from the Stanford University have engineered a low-cost plastic material that could result in clothing that cools the wearer, reducing the need for energy-consuming air conditioning in hot climates. The material works by allowing the body to discharge heat in two ways, making the wearer feel nearly four degrees Fahrenheit cooler. The research, carried […]

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    Womyn’s Coalition fights fast fashion by trading clothes

    Photo by Marcella Baietto | The State PressStudent looking through donated clothing at the Earth Day Clothing Exchange at the terrace of Engrained in the MU on ASU’s Tempe campus on April 18, 2017. By Karisma Sandoval | 16 minutes ago In an effort to promote sustainable fashion, the Womyn’s Coalition hosted a recycled clothing event on […]

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    Wearable cloud could be less expensive more powerful form of mobile computing

    Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are exploring the concept of a wearable personal cloud — a fully functioning, yet compact and lightweight cloud computing system embedded into clothing. Ragib Hasan, Ph.D., assistant professor of computer and information sciences in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences, and Rasib Khan, Ph.D., a recent […]

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    Jaeger clothing chain collapses into administration

    The fashion chain Jaeger has gone into administration, putting 700 jobs at risk in the UK. The British retailer’s directors appointed administrators after failing to find a suitable buyer for the struggling clothes business. Jaeger has 46 stores, 63 concessions, a head office in London and a logistics centre in King’s Lynn. The firm has […]

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    New patterns emerge in fabric when the temperature changes

    Imagine a single-coloured piece of cloth that suddenly displays a colourful pattern when the ambient temperature changes. Upon further temperature change, a completely different pattern shows up. Doctoral student Marjan Kooroshnia at the University of Borås has developed methods that enable just such changes. They are now on display at the Textile Museum, in Borås, […]

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    Unused clothes could stretch to L.A.

    People in Northern Ireland including Ballymoney, could be hoarding more than 17 million articles of clothing they no longer wear, according to a study by Barnardo’s. Placed end to end these items would stretch from Belfast to Los Angeles, analysis based on YouGov polling data reveals. Forty per cent of people from Northern Ireland admitted […]

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    ‘Sexy’ clothing makes women seem more intelligent, study says

    Unfortunately, women are still being judged by their looks Getty Images/iStockphoto It feels like women are constantly being told what to wear in order to make them look better, slimmer and more attractive because, believe it or not, in 2017 women are still being judged primarily by their looks. Yawn. It feels like women are […]