Neffa Studio’s Chameleon Mood Scarf is designed to create a sense of comfort, warmth, peace and safety for the wearer.
Different layers of phase-change inks change and react depending on the environment, making different patterns come to the forefront depending on the situation.
Neffa Studio describes the phase-change design this way: “the black pattern is printed in thermochromic ink, which responds to the wearer’s body temperature. The pattern disappears as it warms up; this gives the scarf a more muted appearance and renders the wearer less conspicuous, which is precisely what you want if it is fear or stress that has forced your body temperature up. The light green pattern is printed in photoluminescent ink, which reacts to light and glows greenish blue in the dark for added visibility. The white print uses photochromic ink. This print reacts to UV light and changes from white to orange when the wearer goes outdoors, reflecting how sunlight often improves people’s mood.”
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What I like about this scarf is its well-considered use of technologically-advanced materials. There are plenty of examples of “cool tech” being showcased just for the sake of the tech – this piece, however, not only has a thoughtful concept behind it, but stands alone as a tasteful design that is quietly high-tech.
Go to the project page to read more about it and perhaps learn something you didn’t know about chameleons: www.neffa.nl/portfolio/chameleon-mood-scarf