E-Textiles Network Webinar – Designing Wearable Smart Garments for Sustainable Production

Presented by Aaron Zidichouski, Manchester Metropolitan University

This webinar will explore challenges, considerations, and potential solutions for the practical design of Smart Garments through the case study of an ongoing Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project between the Manchester Fashion Institute and Manchester Metropolitan University, and a UK-based sportswear company, Kymira Ltd. The presenter, Aaron Zidichouski, is tasked with moving the prototype Smart Garments to production-ready design and helping define the production process. Through this project, design challenges have presented themselves through meeting end-user requirements, sourcing manufacturing partners with capability to handle electronics integration, and incoming sustainability and circularity requirements from WRAP 2030. Though the project is far from complete, there are many useful learnings to share with the E-Textiles Network. 

This webinar took place on Monday 20th February 13.30pm (GMT).

Designing Wearable Smart Garments for Sustainable Production Presentation