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Buying second-hand clothing is a sustainable way to shop, plus you never know when you might score a vintage gem. Many thrift stores put the money you spend to good use by supporting the community.
And what better way to celebrate than by visiting your local thrift shop.
Every purchase you make at Goodwill, for example, goes to support the organization’s job placement and training programs.
Pro tip: Bring a bag of no-longer-need items from your own closet to make room for any new pieces you purchase. If you get lucky and spot our famous red tab as you scan the racks for the perfect new-to-you jeans, here a few ways to help determine when they were made.
Here's everything we know about Project Jacquard so far.
The smart clothing kit we've seen so far from the likes of Athos, OMSignal and Hexoskin have largely focused on integrating sensors into often quite compressed garments, to relay data wirelessly to a smartphone.That could be information on heart rate, motion or breathing rate.In most of these cases, they require a small data box that clips onto the clothing to complete the connected package.With Jacquard, Google and Levi's has produced a conductive yarn that combine thin metallic alloys with yarns that you typically find on clothing. In the case of the Commuter Jacket, this interactive yarn has been used to build touch and gesture sensitive areas on the sleeve and sensor grids can be created for even larger interactive surfaces.This allows designers to take advantage of LEDs, haptic and other outputs to provide feedback for the user.The fibres are linked to a detachable smart tag, built into the sleeve which provides the connectivity to your smartphone.