F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are you a real tailor shop?
A: Yes.

Q: How can I place an order with you?
A: Come to our shop and talk with us. For more info, please read our post on What can we make for you?

Q: What can I order from you?
A: Our skill is in embedding electronics into textiles (e-textiles) so that you can wear electronic functionality on your body. Come to the shop to see examples of what e-textiles and wearable technology can be.

Q: Is this safe?
A: Yes, we work with low power electronics (3-5V) which is similar to those used in your phone.

Q: Can I wash this stuff?
A: Yes. Take out the battery and hand wash with ph-neutral detergent and air-dry right after washing.

Q: If I order an EMF Jacket today, will it be ready tomorrow?
A: Probably not. Custom made technology takes time. Plan in at least two weeks for an EMF Jacket.

Q: Is your business economically sustainable?
A: No. We’ve received funding to support this project. Our goal is not to make money, but to provide a platform for critical discussion about technology production. Our goal is to produce discourse and knowledge on this topic and to document and share this openly.

Q: What about the environmental concerns of embedding electronics into textiles?
A: Good question. Unfortunately both textile and electronics industries produce huge amounts of waste in production and most of the end products can only be recycled to a very small degree. As part of this project we are looking into gathering more information about the materials involved in e-textiles and will be publishing our findings on this website.

Q: If I commission a genius idea, will you open source this, or can I patent it?
A: We will only take orders if you are willing to share it openly, publishing the pattern, circuit and code as open source.

Q: How much will it cost?
A: It is affordable! We calculate the cost of a commission based on the material costs plus labor time. For more info, please read our post on How much will it cost?