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July 2022 Executive Summary
While we may be in the dog days of summer, a recent release from Nike hints at what we can expect from the future of fashion. The AR Genesis hoodie is among the first collectible items released from RTFKT since the virtual goods company was acquired by Nike at the end of 2021. This limited-edition hoodie may look like a regular piece of clothing, but it’s actually embedded with NFC technology (short for near-field communication). When scanned, the hoodie activates an augmented reality experience.
— RTFKT (@RTFKT) July 26, 2022
While NFC technology has mainly been adopted for contactless payment, there’s enormous potential for apparel and accessories. If 2021 was the year of NFT technology, 2022 may be shaping up to be the year of NFC.
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