Led by the creative prowess of digital architect Iddris Sandu, Spatial Labs (or sLABS for short) launches a one-of-a-kind product, LNQ Generation One. A collection of chip-embedded garments, the pieces allow for immersive physical and digital experiences. Founded in 2020, sLABS is committed to creating vertically integrated hardware and operating systems that can serve as physical entry-points into the metaverse – while maintaining the human experience at its core. In summary, the possibilities of this “wearable internet” not only adds further value to products, but ushers in a new horizon for innovation in fashion.
With its highly-anticipated LNQ Hardwear Products, the California based venture capital studio uses these state of the art garments to embed the LNQ One Chip technology. The chip allows for the physical items to be scaled into block-chain digital assets – giving the article more depth and information than ever before. “The wearable internet” or ‘Hardwear’ products use the technology to access a digital ledger for each piece of clothing. With the ability to track its history, origin, or real-time value, this encourages the consumer to be mindful of a garment’s use and durability. Moreover, this creates a new dawn of accountability for fast fashion. Consumers otherwise wouldn’t have easy access to this sort of information. The technology itself is already a promising real-world solution to promoting further sustainable practices.
The LNQ One Chip exists within an ecosystem of technology that works to nurture connectivity among its users. With collaboration at the core of the exciting launch, sLABS also teamed up with music streaming service TIDAL, sustainable footwear company Ales Grey, and Ethereum-integrated blockchain platform Polygon. The cooperation among these companies hopes to foster further possibilities across the metaverse. Even more compelling is the Auras, or metaverse characters, that accompany the LNQ app.
The LNQ Generation One Collection includes an exclusive capsule of physical/digital items like the LNG Hoodie, LNG Sweater, and LNQ “Cloud” Clog (made up of 100% recycled materials). Each piece is embedded with the 13mm durable, weatherproof, and energy-efficient LNQ One Chip on the sleeve. In partnership with the Pantone Color Institute the tech-enabled items come in a vibrant palette of metaverse blue, graphite, iris, clay, and more. All items in the collection were ethically sourced and manufactured in the United States, a rare practice among tech companies. Speaking of tech, the discrete use of the chip allows users to engage with the internet when they like; with the main focus still being the physical product and real-world human encounters.
As founder Iddris Sandu shared in a press statement, “We recognized a gap in the Web3 industry and took this as an opportunity to develop hardware that would equip users and creatives with the tools they need to create, engage, and share with their communities while bridging the physical and digital worlds like never before.”
Though other brands still need to get up to speed with sLABS’ innovation, we’ve already been seeing similar technology enter the space. From QR codes to other technological features, this sets a new standard for companies and how they can move beyond the physical product. This ethos that currently drives LNQ and sLABS brings connectivity and community to life in more ways than one.
The Spatial Labs Blockchain enabled smart clothing or ‘Hardwear’ is now available for purchase at TheWearableInternet.com.