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November 3, 2013 By Andy Ross

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The solar powered handbag

Some of the world has just experienced a solar eclipse which inspired a search on the internet which turned up this...

The solar powered handbag (well, actually, the bag that generates solar power) has solar cells as a design element. The panels generate electricity which, combined with conductive thread, can charge mobiles or light the inside of the bag using optical fibres. I think everyone will want one...

The same company has also made a climate dress which uses reactive thread as embroidery, changing small LED lights according to the amount of carbon dioxide in the surroundings. Isn't that amazing?