More and more companies continuously enter the market of interactive apparel ranging from iPod controlling jackets and pants to cellphone charging jackets. The Argentine clothing line Indarra DTX is the last one to do so, with an impressive collection of such items.
The motivation behind the decision of fashion designer Julieta Gayoso, founder of Indarra DTX, to enter this segment of fashion was the fact that technology has become so important today, being an integrating part of our lives that is necessary to be available with a person everywhere.
One of the pieces in the collection, the Touchpad Jacket features a smart textile interface allowing the control of an iPod from the sleeve. The fabric is touch sensible and allows to change tracks or turn up the volume with a tip on the sleeve. Convenient, simple and keeps the iPod safe in the pocket, indifferent of your location.
The jacket is very practical, as it is not only iPod compatible, but also weather resistant, sporting a waterproof finishing and a dismountable vest which provides thermal isolation. The outside of the jacket is cotton 100% compact gabardine, with a light, silk touch, while the inside is made of vegetal silk sarga at same tone.
Other details that make the Touchpad Jacket practical, but also stylish are a signaling pattern on the sleeve to operate command, adjustable cuffs to avoid air inlet, 2 upper pockets, with internal/external access and 2 lower ones applied.
The Indarra DTX Touchpad Jacket also features accessories like a metallic double way zip, additional zip to incorporate vest and guides to fix it in the upper part. This garment is limited edition and has its series code stamped on the outside. Available only for men, the Touchpad Jacket it comes in black, white and silver versions.
At this moment Julieta Gayoso’s collection is only available via Indarra DTX for the local (Argentine) market but she is working on a second interactive fashion collection and hopes to begin exporting products outside Argentina in the year to come.