Digital Culture –| 2008

electronic art, technology and culture

Clothing Care Labels with RFID

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I found an interesting RFID application (still in concept) to be used in clothing care labels. It will helps us maintain our clothes in good form through number of washes and dry cleans…

“Using RFID technology the tags can communicate with RFID enabled washers, dryers, irons, presses, and dry cleaning equipment. Settings are automatically adjusted. You do nothing out of the ordinary. Just load your clothes, add detergent, and shut the lid. The tag itself is cleverly designed to use the RFID circuitry to form the care icons we’re all used to.”

(Quoted from Yanko Design)

Cloth Tag

1: Washing instruction, 2: Bleaching instruction, 3: Ironing instruction, 4: Drying instruction

Written by guavarepublic

August 11, 2008 at 7:46 am

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  1. Wow, being in the washer is quite a punishment for an electronic circuit. Do you know the life span of this label? This is getting closer and closer to McFly’s Back-to-the-Future auto-dry orange jacket ^_^


    August 12, 2008 at 5:46 am

  2. I have no idea about the durability of this tag. It still a concept, though… There must be a lot of works in standardizing the “language” for the communication between clothes and appliances…

    However, I believe this tag can be durable and flexible enough. But I have no idea whether it will be “iron-friendly”…


    August 12, 2008 at 6:10 am

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