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DDCLAB's truly innovative fashion: radiation-resistant, fire-proof, yet elegant clothes

Posted by: Reena Jana on September 10, 2007

Fashion Week’s in full gear, and one “show” that’s worth checking out doesn’t require an invitation. It’s not a runway presentation, but a small exhibition at Material ConneXion — a company that advises Fortune 500 corporations on how to choose and use high-performance, high-tech, and sustainable substances in products. Its headquarters are located in between the two hip Chelsea and Flatiron districts of Manhattan at 127 West 25th Street.

DDCLAB Cork Jacket

The exhibition, “Fashion Week Fabric Futures,” features a selection of designs by DDCLAB, a ten-year-old label known for sleek clothes that utilize innovative materials, which are as elegant as they are experimental and practical. Check out this 100% cork sport coat, which is as soft as buttery leather but is fully fireproof:

Also on view are suiting that blocks electromagnetic radiation and other items. What’s fun is that you’re encouraged to touch each piece of clothing — a rare experience during Fashion Week or at a design exhibition.

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October 10, 2007 3:25 AM

Brothers, Sisters and descendants of Adam(Ish) and Eve(Ishi)in the story of G-d's creation noted in the book of Genesis of the Tanakh),as (past, now, future)members of humanity(or of humankind):what of clothing design, low
cost for the poor too,simple enough,light enough to provide
protection from cold weather in Alaska State in Th U.S.A., Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories, Nunavut Territory and geographic points(somewhat further south in both The U.S.A.and Canada, esp. come colder fall, winter, early spring seasons of Fortress America and Western civilization elsewhere during cold climate weather if earth tilted away at the poles from some sun photons mainly glancing off surface of earth at sharp angle or not at all?
merci thank you.


November 24, 2007 12:34 AM

I am interested in reserching the viabilty of some ideas I have for what I call "radiation fashion". Layered, full body suit, light, smooth, comfortable,stretchy, (must breathe) beginning with top Sock-like head gear to cowle, and long sleeve to cover hand and palm, legs to cover entire foot.
To be worn under a variety of over clothing. sheer for summer, heavy for winter. Detailing for pockets, re-enforced foot and sole, attachments for versatile headress.

The above jacket is awesome.


December 19, 2009 4:07 AM

The Center for Media Research has released a study by Vertical Response that shows just where many of these ‘Main Street’ players are going with their online dollars. The big winners: e-mail and social media. With only 3.8% of small business folks NOT planning on using e-mail marketing and with social media carrying the perception of being free (which they so rudely discover it is far from free) this should make some in the banner and search crowd a little wary.


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