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Tommy Hilfiger’s solar-powered jacket – wearable tech in review

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While other brands in the fashion and retail space are aligning themselves with devices that measure physical activity or provide communication from your wrist, Tommy Hilfiger’s first foray into the wearable tech world comes in the form of two solar-powered jackets released for the holiday 2014 season.

Designed for both men and women, the limited-edition styles charge electronic devices like your smartphone or tablet by converting energy from a series of removable solar panels attached to their backs.

As you can see from the images above, I tried one out. Check out my full thoughts on it over at Forbes.com.

By Rachel Arthur

Rachel Arthur is Editor-in-Chief of Current Daily, the leading news source for fashion, retail and innovation, and the co-host of its weekly Innovators podcast. She otherwise serves as Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Current Global, a transformation consultancy driving growth within fashion luxury and retail. By background she is an award-winning business journalist and consultant, contributing to titles including Wired, Forbes and Business of Fashion.

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