As my video suggests, this would be possible if clothing became truly obedient to your personal wishes and could be customized with your own hands.You could then at any given moment change the appearance of your clothing – and your identity.

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lets start up easy – reusing our cute little paper cups. After you throw your cup to either one of this containers, they go into the bin in front of school.

let’s see some examples of art made out of cuppies make some toys for your kids/cats/boyfriens/girlfriends/imaginary friends pro version – pimp up your bedroom with this marvelous coffee cup lamp you can even use it as a pen holder! Then, they are taken by Milieu Service Nederland to an oven and get burnt.

Keeping in mind how much cups we use, therefore how much waste we produce I believe bringing your own cup to school is as easy as taking another paper cup from the canteen. Our clothes are probably some of the most tactile and flexible objects surrounding us – touching our bodies at all times.

This is probably also why it has been such a hard job for designers and researchers to combine it with the stiff mechanics of technology.

However, this still works in-between the human body and its surroundings, and doesn’t allow the wearer itself to manipulate his/her clothing.

Something I think would be a logical next step with wearable technology.

I find this study interesting because it is the steppingstone for making fashion truly customizable at any time.

And not only by the external domain of a phone or computer, but by actual interaction with the textiles you put on your body.

Other research exemplifies how this self-initiated interaction might become possible.

Several companies are working on inventions involving textile – such as touch-screen fabric.

Here I have made a video that visualizes this: Min film 7 There is no doubt that technological innovations will have a deep impact on the meaning and communication of fashion and thereby identity.