The hugJackets

Despina Papadopoulos ‘s HugJackets take the idea of the LoveJackets a step further.

An embrace between the two wearers activates a pattern of LEDs and a “heartfelt” sound.


A quilted pattern of conductive fabric is sewn on the front of each jacket. When the wearers embrace they actually power each other up through that pattern.

The HugJackets technology itself is simple – it is the intricate patterning and placement of the conductive fabric that allows for the surprising connection and effect to take place. The two jackets, through their twined pattern, literally plug into each other’s battery source.

Via Personal Debris.
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