Solar Powered Fashion Brings Hi-tech apparel to a New Level

Leave your chargers at home, folks! The up and coming eco-friendly brand Silvr Lining has developed a new line of solar powered clothing capable of charging your electronic devices. I promise that you have never seen anything quite like this before.

The “Go” collection consists of two jacket styles, a utility vest, and cargo pants–all fully equipped with paneled, solar powered pockets. These “magic” pockets are ideal for charging up your cell phones, smartphones, MP3 players and iPods.

I can’t count how many times I have mistakenly left the house with a low cell battery or had my iPod conk out on me mid jog. Solar powered integration of clothing solves all of these issues, with no cost to the environment.

Silvr Lining started in 2008 as a lifestyle brand based in Southern California, specializing in eco-friendly, high-tech fashion. The label’s success coincided with the economic crisis and global concern over the environment, climate change, and affordable energy sources. All clothing is produced within the U.S and is ethically made with organic and recycled fibers.

The brand carries three lines, DUGWEAR, MODBOX and the GO Collection. All three collections differ dramatically in style. DUGWEAR stands for Dual Utility Garments and uses organic fabrics in styles for an active urban lifestyle. MODBOX, on the other hand, is a modular dressing system that can be layered and draped in various forms to suit different occasions.

The Go collection was introduced during the summer of 2010 as a collaborative effort between Silvr Lining design director, Sandra Garratt and Project Runway designer Andrae Gonzalo. Garments are made from washable, stain resistant, animal friendly ultra-suede fabric.

It is the first of its kind to introduce solar power supply panel pockets to charge up your gadgets. The system is highly advanced, using a power regulator and energy reservoir, connecting between the solar panel and your mobile device. The reservoir is automatically charged when the outside solar panels are exposed to sunlight. The backside of the panel holds the energy reservoir and a receptacle, which comes with a charging cable and customized adapter. Your device gets directly plugged into the energy source and will continue to power in the dark until depleted.

Another nifty thing about this device is that it can conveniently detach from the garment and become a portable charging system. This is ideal for hiking, camping, beach bumming or picnicking. The device is USB 2.0 compliant and its panels are a durable, easy to clean material, made for the outdoors.

This technology is truly the wave of the future and honestly, I don’t know why it hasn’t emerged sooner. The Jackets are priced at $1260 and $1180, the cargo pant at $920 and the utility vest at $620. 


Jamie at 29 Aug 2011

Found a direct link to the Go Collection. I find it exciting. Check it out.

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