This idea has been discussed for years. The concept of one day having fabrics that can change colors or display pictures, text, or anything else is exciting, but it always seems far off. But Philips has apparently made huge leaps toward making it a reality.
This article discusses the company's new Lumalive garments which weave LEDs right into the fabric. And it's done in a way that's never been done before:
What makes Fabric out-of-the-world is flexible arrays of colored light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that are fully integrated into the fabric. All the innovation without the slightest trace of comprise on softness or flexibility of the cloth.So this could prove interesting. Here's hoping it actually hits the mainstream sometime soon!