Dutch fashion designer Pauline Van Dongen has created a radius backpack from a single piece of knitted fabric, which incorporates tiny solar power beads to enable the wearer to charge smart devices on the go.

On the surface Van Dongen’s design is beautiful to look at. In all of her work, she includes solar cells that absorb energy. If the sun’s energy isn’t a selling point, her eye for technical gear is. And it’s the balance that defines her continued exploration into the marriage of fashion and technology.

Watch the film here  to explore the concept and the future of textiles.

Photos and film courtesy Pauline Van Dongen