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3D-Knitted Onesie Doubles as Air Purifier
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By Emma Hutchings | PSFK

The BB.Suit 0.2 is a 3D-knitted onesie that acts as an all-in-one wireless hotspot, Global Positioning System tracker, data library and air purifier. The idea is to use apparel, something we wear every day, to double as a solution to environmental issues.

This smart textile garment uses air purification and filtering technologies to clean the air around the wearer, offering them a ‘purified air bubble’. Its creators hope that more sustainable production processes will empower consumers to contribute to a cleaner fashion industry, with less waste and a more conscious, emotional bond between the wearer and their clothing.

The BB.Suit 0.2 is a collaboration between ByBorre, Martijn ten Bhomer from the Eindhoven University of Technology, Eva de Laat, Daan Spangenberg Graphics, StudioFriso, and WANT. It is currently on show at Beijing Design Week as part of the “BB Suit: Wearable Air Cleaning” exhibition.

The exhibition showcases how clothing of the future can contribute to the well-being of people living in polluted urban environments. It presents the problems of air pollution, introduces high-tech materials, new wearable technologies, and innovative production processes. They also challenge the visitors to help contribute and develop solutions for the air pollution problem.

The production process of the BB.Suit 0.2 is based on techniques such as seamless knitting. The high-tech onesie uses a patented technology called Cold Plasma, developed by Squair. This technology can split oxygen and water molecules into free radicals, which react with toxic gases, bacteria, viruses and dust in order to clean the air.

As our clothing is constantly in contact with the surrounding air, it creates an opportunity to clean the polluted air. The integrated air quality sensor measures the concentration of carbon monoxide, methane and LPG, and generates location-based data. If the data from all wearers was combined, a precise analysis of the air quality could be made, enabling people to react more effectively to pollution.

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