Self-Assembly Lab, MIT + Ministry of Supply + Hills Inc, + Mechanosynthesis Group, MIT + Iowa State U.
MIT’s Self Assembly Lab and MIT-born apparel company Ministry of Supply have developed a new system called Active Textile Tailoring. This demonstrates a completely new system for “smart” textiles in which its fibers change shape and structure in response to heat and moisture, unlocking a new wave of customization of fit and aesthetic. This technology was developed in collaboration with the Self-Assembly Lab, MIT, the Mechanosynthesis group at MIT, Ministry of Supply, Hills Inc. and Iowa State, and with support from the federal non-profit Advanced Functional Fibers of America (AFFOA).
Self-Assembly Lab, MIT: Lavender Tessmer, Carmel Snow, Sophie Richter, Schendy Kernizan, Jared Laucks, Skylar Tibbits
Ministry of Supply: Gihan Amarasiriwardena, Aman Advani