Tekniska Museet
100 Innovations - Tekniska museet

An exhibition at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm, 2012 – 2018

Clothes

Clothes

Ingress för att beskriva innovationen

Clothes

This kilt for workers in the construction industry was designed by Marcus Jahnke in 2004. Photo: Blåkläder.

Clothes

This paper garment was created by Swedish fashion designer Bea Szenfeld. Photo: Bea Szenfeld, Fashion Team.

Kort fakta om innovationen

Kort fakta (2) om innovationen

Rubrik för små genier

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Clothes

Clothes have always protected people from the weather and wind but they are also a way to show who you are — or which football team you like. In medieval Europe it was illegal for women to wear men´s clothes. Men were not allowed to wear women´s clothes.

Textile manufacturing is one of the world´s biggest industries. It was mechanised in the 1700s and laid the foundations for industrialism. Mass production has made clothes cheaper. Swedes' consumption increased by 60 % between 1997 and 2007. Increased demand for cheap textiles creates environmental problems in many developing countries.

Soon there will be smart clothes sewn in every fabric you can imagine. A sweater could keep a check on how well you feel, a glove becomes a mobile telephone and a coat jacket could display a map with GPS.

Rubrik för nördar

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