Scientists at Stand-ford University are developing future inventions using e-Texiles.
This new class of flexible, stretchable and lightweight clothing would function as rechargeable batteries.
Cotton and polyester fabrics are dyed with an ink made from carbon nanotubes, which are electrically conductive carbon fibers that are 1/50,000th the width of a human hair.
The electronic properties of the fabric are maintained even when the clothing is washed. Researchers believe that the e-Textiles will eventually allow us to use our clothing as gadgets – talking to a friend through our shirt sleeve or surfing the web on a pant leg.