When high tech meets fashion the effect can be electrifying-literally! This waterproof, solar powered jacket from Volleback contains a phosphorescent, chemical compound that allows it to 'power up' in sunlight and then emit a phosphorescent glow at night. Currently aimed at adventurous adults, I think this technology would be fantastic for kids' outerwear. Imagine a child's delight at developing glowing, superhero powers after dark, whilst the parent appreciates the benefits of night-time road safety.
Dawn Carrington is a freelance designer of all kinds of children's apparel, accessories and product at kiddithinks.com