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focus topic today: Solar fashion


Look at this Power Purse, designed by doctroal student Jo Hynek.  It combines ‘fashion-friendly’ solar panels with a handbag to ensure you’ve always got power to charge your cell phones and mp3 players. I love the concept to apply the technology to some pocketable consumer products.

Here are a few more examples:

These Lux solar panel necklaces by Konstfack student Mae Yokoyama literally have small solar powered shingles on them that charge in the sunlight, enabling the LEDs at the top of each panel to emit a small glowing light at night. How about that design!

StrapYa, the Japanese company loved the world over for its cute cell phone accessories, is selling the little charms starting February 9th. The iPod white device features a black solar panel which will be able to provide you with more than 500 charges!

This is perfect for anyone who spends long days at the beach or on the golf course, but is probably the best thing you could drag along on a camping trip!

The r+d team at Billabong have come up with a wetsuit you can use under winter! Using the principle of a thermal solar panel – use of the sun’s energy to heat water- the SG5 suits carry this technology in the front and back panels in a patent solar mesh. This is claimed to be 30% warmer than any nylon covered neoprene.

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  1. May 4, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    A little off topic perhaps, but a plea for people to consider the ethics of purchasing wetsuits. Please try and consider, for example, the things your product is manufactured with, the human rights of the employees where they’re manufactured and the ethics of retailers. Oh, and try to recycle rather than throwing away. Thanks!!!!

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