InLab Design, a visionary in lifestyle, health, and wearables, has launched its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, unveiling groundbreaking Comfort Touch Series, an apparel collection that combines knitting and heating technology designed to keep people warm.
The scarves are made with premium natural wool, and are knitted with a tiny, durable heating wire that is powered by a small low-voltage rechargeable battery.
Set to be available in Fall 2018, the scarves come in various colors: casual grey, classic black, and a black and white “star shower” pattern.
InLab Design CEO and Co-Founder Diana Yiu is the inspiration behind the Comfort Touch Series. Yiu was constantly annoyed by having to shiver at work in cold in air-conditioned offices. An avid outdoors sports enthusiast, she’s no stranger to the challenges of keeping warm at baseball and hockey games. Yiu also enjoys mountain climbing, hiking, and camping.
“I am so happy to see my vision come to life with this beautiful line of scarves that blends technology to improve peoples’ active lives,” Yiu said. “Our dedicated product team has designed these stylish scarves with the heating patch sewn into the fabric—totally invisible and wire-free. You can wrap the scarf around your shoulders or simply drape a blanket on your lap to stay warm to enjoy your favorite outdoor activities longer.”
The scarves and blankets have a safe heating patch that is optimally positioned to radiate heat. Both garments feature a small, discreet pouch which houses a chocolate square-sized battery, which can be fully charged in 2 hours via a USB power source. A simple slide control lets the scarf or blanket warm up gently within 20 seconds and can keep you warm for up to two hours. A tear and tarnish resistant silver plated nylon yarn acts as the heating wire.
Potential Uses for the Garments
- Fans at sporting events, including family cheering for their kids
- Outdoor workers such as tour guides, landscape artists etc.
- Travelers (inside a cold airplane or those visiting cold climate areas)
- Employees working in very cold air-conditioned offices
- People rehabilitating from surgery
- The elderly
You can pre-order the Comfort Series products from July 17 – August 16, 2018. The scarves will retail starting at $169.00 or more and during their Kickstarter campaign the scarves can be pre-ordered starting at $99.00.
The second Comfort Series product, wool blankets, will be available later this year.
About InLab Design Limited
InLab Design Limited is an innovative lifestyle brand committed to creating seamlessly invisible smart technology products. The company is focused on quality, comfort, and craftsmanship. Headquartered in Hong Kong, the company was founded by Diana Yiu, a former marketer at Levi Strauss & Co., Vidal Sassoon, and Fitbit, and Hong Tak Choi, an engineer and entrepreneur.