French Fashion Label to Debut Electromagnetic Wave-Blocking Menswear
A French fashion label has announced the upcoming release of men’s suits reportedly capable of blocking electromagnetic waves produced by cell phones and other portable electronic devices.
“This is the first [commercial] use of technological materials in everyday men’s clothing that doesn’t cause discomfort,” Benjamin Anin of Smuggler’s research and development department said. “Until now, this type of very specific material was more rudimentary and only used by certain professionals who were particularly exposed.”
According to the company, the new material took three years to develop and is comprised of fabric interwoven with non-allergenic nickel, stainless steel, aluminum and faux gold. The material was developed in collaboration with the XLIM Institute in Limoges, France and is reportedly capable of blocking 90 percent of electromagnetic waves emitted by portable electronic devices.
The material will make its debut as part of Smuggler’s spring-summer 2013 collection.
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