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Siemens combines tech, fashion in smart project for Africa

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Sep '18
Courtesy: Siemens
Courtesy: Siemens
German conglomerate Siemens recently launched a unique project called AfroDigital Fabric in Johannesburg to demonstrate how crucial data is in transforming Africa’s urban centres into smart cities of the future. Three famous African fashion designers created 12 extraordinary outfits from data extracted from the cities of Nairobi, Lagos and Johannesburg.

The garments by Kenya’s John Kaveke, Nigeria’s Zizi Cardow and South Africa’s Palesa Mokubung showcase a variety of patterns from power grids, shipping and tonnage to population densities, transport and areas of connectivity, according to African media reports.

The data weaved into the outfits tell a story about each city and how digitalization can transform them.

For example, the data from Johannesburg outlined its magnificent tree canopy, Gillooly’s Interchange and the congestion in Newtown. (DS)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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