How to protect oneself from radiation from smartphones that might cause impotence or malignant tumors? Dutch fashion brand Garcia tries to do its bit to support people’s health and teamed up with Radygo, a social technology venture also based in the Netherlands, that wants to make the world “radiation proof.” Together, they have just introduced the Garcia x Radygo Smart Denim Collection for men, women and boys featuring the Radygo Smart Pocket: The pocket lining is made of a so-called “silver coated” nylon and air-permeable cotton. This combination of materials is meant to create a shield against radiation from unnatural energy sources, such as smartphones and laptops.

Garcia x Radygo Smart Denim Collection for men, women and boys
Photo: Garcia
Garcia x Radygo Smart Denim Collection for men, women and boys

According to Radygo's founder and CEO Derck Mekkering "the pocket recently became patented, and besides our innovative specified material it is also the unique design which is the only way to achieve our high protection level".

The collection includes various items: several types of jeans, shorts and chinos for men, jeans for boys and a denim trucker jacket for women. “Men often carry their smartphone in their trouser pocket whilst women are more likely to put it in their coat pocket. Hence the structure of the collection,” says Mark Hommelberg, CEO of Garcia.

The products (retail prices range between €60 and €90) will be available for sale internationally from February 1, 2019 at Garcia stores, the Garcia online shop and at the brand's wholesale partners.