“Production of smart textiles in a framework of sustainable fashion and electronic art” presented by Pataquiva-Mateus


Session Title:

  • Robots – Expanded Corporalities (full papers)

Presentation Title:

  • Production of smart textiles in a framework of sustainable fashion and electronic art

Presentation Subtheme:

  • Symbiotic Organizations




  • Technology has become ubiquitous, it is all around us, being a permanent part of our day to day. Along with the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) and other innovative technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, IoT-based smart wearables and apparel harmonize functionality, with design, electronic art, and science. On the other hand, the textile industry is considered the second most polluting industry in the world, making it necessary to rethink and replace ordinary products in great global demand produced from unsustainable processes with ones that contribute to the reduction of the greatest number of environmental problems.

    For thus, the synthesis and structuring at nanoscale of an extracellular renewable biopolymer is proposed. This bacterial cellulose (BC), obtained from a fermentative process that requires low amounts of water for its production, it has been demonstrated having an excellent potential in the slow fashion movement due to low hydric and carbon footprint, and diminishing of tree falling or use of non-sustainable fibers; as well as, into the textile industry due to its low-cost raw materials, mechanical properties, and versatility.