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This MIT-Backed Startup Wants to Track Athlete Performance Through Clothing

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

Nextiles, a materials science and manufacturing company focused on creating “smart textiles,” is entering the sports and performance market to offer smart thread technology designed to capture and track a wearer’s biometric and biomechanics data through their garments, be it apparel and footwear. To create this smart thread technology, Nextiles embeds sensors within fabrics such…

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