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How The T-Shirt Was Invented

The T-shirt is arguably the most popular outer garment in the entire world. Coming in a range of styles, colours and sizes there is quite literally a T-shirt for everyone. But where did this iconic garment come from and how did it become so popular?


These Vented Slippers Breathe With Every Step To Prevent Hot Foot

Unless you live in one of those weird homes where they wear shoes indoors you’ve probably got a pair of slippers at the ready for when things get chilly. They will keep your feet warm, but it’s a delicate balance as you never want them too warm. So with every step, these vented GoodFoot Optimal slippers blast out uncomfortable warmth and suck in refreshing breezes for your feet.


Why Is Gadget Fashion Still So Bad?

You wanted a bigger phone, you got a bigger phone. Lots of bigger phones. Phones that are now bigger than the biggest pocket of your biggest pants. So where are you going to keep your big phone now?


This Tiny, Transforming Travel Iron Should Be The First Thing You Pack

The internet’s full of tips on how to pack your clothing before a trip so it doesn’t get wrinkled while you travel. But none of them are foolproof, and there’s probably going to be some ironing in your future. But that’s a chore made slightly more bearable with this rather ingenious travel iron that can even be used while you’re dressed.


A Jacket That Protects You From Germs On Public Transport

You know what’s worse than bedbugs in hotels? All the parasites and invisible germs you don’t see while taking public transport. You might as well be rolling around in a petri dish when you step on a bus, unless you have protection. Say, litres of hand sanitiser, or Betabrand’s new germ-fighting transit jacket.


Mitten-Hidden Flasks Will Warm You Inside And Out

A toasty pair of knitted mittens will certainly keep your hands warm in winter, but what about the rest of you? In addition to a parka and long underwear, nothing helps your body fight freezing temps like a belt of bourbon, or a shot of whiskey. And no matter where you are, you can secretly nip at the hooch with these flask-packing mittens.


Self-Cleaning Cashmere Means Sweater Stains Disappear In The Sun

It might get the stank and stains out, but every trip through the washing machine takes a toll on your clothing, wearing out your garments and stretching them out of shape. Even a trip to the dry cleaners can be rough, so researchers at Hong Kong’s City University found an easier, gentler alternative by inventing a self-cleaning cashmere fabric that harnesses the sun to break down dirt and stains.


How Much Underwear To Pack For Your Trip, Visualised

Knowing how much underwear to pack for a trip can be fraught with problems: how many pairs do you need for a long trip, and what happens if there’s… an accident? This chart will help you know exactly what to pack.


Columbia Designed This Camo To Make Anglers Invisible To Fish

Hunters wear camouflage clothing from head to toe to blend in with their surroundings and sneak up on their prey. But fisherman never do, so Columbia has designed colour-changing shirt with what it’s calling a ‘Solar Camo’ pattern that only appears in the warmth of sunlight, helping anglers avoid being spotted and scaring the fish they’re after.


This Backpack Has An Emergency Raincoat That Deploys Like A Parachute

Designed for motorcycle riders and cyclists who quickly need to protect themselves from a sudden downpour, the Funnell backpack actually looks useful to anyone who commutes without a car. With a quick tug on a couple of straps, a full-on raincoat deploys from the top of the backpack, keeping both the wearer and the pack itself protected and dry.


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