Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp: How to change an animal’s clothing

Give your animal friends a completely different look by sharing your outfits with them!

You know all of those shirts, sweaters, hats, and glasses you’ve been collecting since the start of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp? Well you can put them to good use now by letting other animals dress up, too. If you have more than one of the same shirt, you might even end up as “twinsies” with your favorite villager. Here’s everything you need to know about changing villagers’ clothing.

How to change a villager’s outfit

All you have to do is ask!

Tap an animal that’s visiting your campsite and then tap Change Outfit! You’ll then see all of the clothing you own that can be shared with the animal.

Select a shirt, dress, hat, or glasses and tap Wear to make the change.

Animals will earn two Friendship points for the first outfit change of a cycle rotation.

Animals must be in your Campsite in order to change clothing

Animals in the wild don’t want to change their clothing. You’ll have to invite them to your campsite if you want to see them in one of your adorable shirts.

If you tap an animal in your Campsite and it doesn’t bring up the option to change an outfit, tap the animal again. Sometimes they don’t realize you want to help them out.

Animals have to reach a certain level before they can change outfits

New visitors to your Campsite are not quite as trusting as old friends. That’s why animals have to reach a certain Friendship Level before you can change their outfits.

There is no official information about the minimum level requirements, but I was able to change outfits on a villager that was only at Friendship Level 6, so I’m guessing it’s pretty low, maybe Friendship Level 3.

Some animals can’t wear certain clothing items

You may have three dozen pairs of cargo pants, but guess what. Animals in ACPC don’t wear pants! Some clothing items just won’t be offered to your animal friends when you’re changing their outfits. Things like pants, shoes and socks are a no-go. You also won’t see any flowers, wigs, or hoods in their closet.

Any questions?

Do you have any questions about how to dress up villagers in new outfits? Put them in the comments and I’ll help you out.

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Italian clothing maker defeats Apple, wins rights to use ‘Steve Jobs’ trademark

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The founders of an Italian clothing company operating under the name of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs have won the rights to continue using that branding, in spite of a long-running Apple legal challenge.
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Nadia Boujarwah, CEO of Dia&Co: Plus-size shoppers were first movers on buying clothing online

“The overwhelming feedback we hear from our community is that brick-and-mortar is a place of anxiety.”

In the face of constrained supply and few distribution channels, plus-size women were quick to move online to shop for clothes, according to the CEO of plus-size e-commerce company Dia&Co, Nadia Boujarwah.

“This is absolutely a digital community,” Boujarwah said at Recode’s Code Commerce event in New York City. “The plus-size shopper has been online for a long time and moved into e-commerce for apparel much more quickly than straight-size women did because most options are online. Even for most traditional retailers, the vast majority of assortments for plus exist online only.”

Dia&Co works with hundreds of brands that offer plus-size clothing either through a subscription service or a la carte. While the company provides a distribution channel for retailers, Boujarwah said she also teaches them how to engage with that customer base.

“The supply in the space is incredibly constrained,” she said. “I think there are a lot of retailers that are still struggling with how to engage, how to do it well, how to be successful in speaking with a customer that’s been outside of their core customer for so long. That’s what we’re here for.”

That includes things like how clothes fit and how to speak with first-time customers, she said. Interacting with those customers can be a particular challenge for retailers that have typically only engaged with them in a brick-and-mortar capacity.

“I’ll tell you that the overwhelming feedback we hear from our community is that brick-and-mortar is a place of anxiety,” she said.

Dia&Co is operating in an increasingly crowded space as subscription companies like Stitch Fix gain popularity. But Boujarwah said she doesn’t consider Dia&Co to be a subscription service — particularly since not all of the company’s customers participate in the subscription product.

“The truth is, our category is defined as plus-size apparel, not subscription commerce,” she said. “So really thinking about what it takes to build a business that not only can participate in the space but truly to architect a category is what we’re in the business of doing.”

“The plus-size market exists in a way where demand so meaningfully outstrips supply,” she continued. “Plus-size women — which is a 100-million-women population — spends 20 cents a dollar what women in smaller sizes are spending on apparel. When we look at the impact that we want to have on the market, creating that $ 80 billion in latent demand that’s not being spent is where we’re focused. And that really is how we define the opportunity we’re going after in the category we play in.”

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This Biotech Clothing Automatically Ventilates When You Start to Sweat

Bacteria-Layered Clothes

Sweating can be unpleasant, especially when you’re in public spaces and can’t effectively cool off or change clothes. You could resort to standing by the nearest fan or AC unit, but those aren’t always available. Enter a group of MIT scientists who are on track to create an alternative way to cool down: a shirt that ventilates whenever it senses sweat.

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MIT bio-engineer Wen Wang teamed up with Lining Yao, a PhD Candidate at Tangible Media Group, MIT Media Lab, and several other colleagues in an attempt to use shape-shifting bacteria on fabrics to make it moisture sensitive. After discovering what caused the bacteria to expand and contract — changes to the proteins inside the bacterial spores — the team used pure bacterial protein to confirm their speculations. Ultimately, they decided to use whole bacteria in their test garments due to the microbe’s stability and the ease with which it can be produced.

Wang and her team discovered that a single layer of bacteria on a latex sheet wouldn’t produce the desired effect. Instead, after being exposed to the high humidity of a 3D printer, the resulting latex folded towards the bacterial side while at room temperature. However, layering both sides with the bacteria would keep it flat at room temperature, until one side is exposed to heat. At this point, the bacteria would expand, causing the latex sheet to bend outward.

Reduced Sweating

Using Bacillus subtilis, a bacteria found in soil, a triple-layer fabric with responsive vents was made. Volunteers wearing the shirt were monitored while running and cycling, and after five minutes, the vents within the shirt began opening up, allowing sweat to evaporate and lowering the body temperatures of the wearer.

“When I wore the control version, I felt really, really humid and hot,” said Wang to The Scientist. “When I wore the functional one, once I started to sweat, it opened very naturally, and then I could feel air flow come to my back.

“That’s the advantage of our garment — it’s helping you remove the moisture immediately [through evaporation]. Then body temperature will drop.”

The researchers still need to make the clothing washable before moving forward with plans to commercialize their tech, which includes a shoe with responsive vents in the sole. New Balance already has ties to the project, since it acted a sponsor, but other companies have begun approaching Wang and her team.

If bacteria-layered clothing such as Wang’s shirt is made widely available, expect it to be marketed towards those who work out, athletes, and everyone who perspires in the heat. What better type of clothing to wear in the summer than one that evaporates sweat?

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Amazon’s new algorithm designs clothing by analyzing a bunch of pictures

Amazon has developed an algorithm that can design clothing by analyzing a bunch of images to copy the style and then apply it to new items generated from scratch, reports MIT. Amazon is focussing heavily on fashion, and has previously said it’s looking to become “the best place to buy fashion online,” so designing its own pieces pinned to current trends seems like a logical move.

The algorithm was developed by Amazon Lab 126, the company’s research and development hub and uses a tool called generative adversarial network (GAN). The GAN is a new technique in AI research that forces two neural networks against one another, using the outcome to improve the overall system. It learns from raw data — so by looking at a batch of images, it can…

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This virtual try-on system for clothing might actually work

It can be a real pain to shop for clothes online when it's unclear how they'll fit. Sure, if you have favorite brands, it's easier, but if you're wading into the unknown territory of a completely new-to-you store or line of clothing, you're taking a…
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A $4 billion clothing company created an exclusive brand for Amazon Prime

Carter’s rolled out Simple Joys in the spring.

In the latest signal that Amazon is being taken seriously as a challenger in apparel to big-box retailers and department stores, the Carter’s company has created a new kids’ clothing brand that it’s selling exclusively to Amazon and its Prime members.

In the spring, Amazon quietly introduced Simple Joys by Carter’s, a line of baby and kid clothing sold in multi-piece bundles. Carter’s is one of the largest kids’ clothing companies in the U.S., with a market cap of $ 4 billion, selling onesies, pajamas and other baby and children’s attire under the Carter’s and OshKosh B’Gosh labels.

On the company’s last earnings call in late April, Carter’s executives emphasized that their company already has similar arrangements with Walmart and Target. But it says a lot that Amazon is now on equal footing with those brick-and-mortar giants on apparel deals like this one.

“[I]t’s the first brand we’ve done that’s 100 percent focused on the digital experience for digitally savvy millennials and a more affluent Prime customer,” Brian Lynch, president of Carter’s, said on the earnings call.

Prime has as many as 79 million members in the U.S., according to a recent Morningstar estimate.

The Carter’s deal comes as Amazon has emerged as legitimate threat to big-box and department stores that sell low- and mid-priced clothing and basics — think Macy’s and Kohls, as well as Walmart and Target. Nike just ended its long-held refusal to sell to Amazon by inking a deal to offer some of its product catalog to the online giant.

Among shoppers aged 18 to 34 in 2016, Amazon was the No. 1 site for appare sales — a category which included everything from underwear and socks to jeans and baby clothes. Despite that, it still doesn’t have a reputation as a fashion destination, despite a ton of effort over the past five years — it recently canceled a live fashion and beauty video show — though it is making moves to try to change that.

Amazon has unveiled a handful of its own fashion brands over the past two years, and recently began testing a try-before-you-buy option for up to 15 apparel items at one time. It has also created an Alexa-powered device — called the Echo Look — meant to help keep track of wardrobes and provide outfit advice.

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