MACHINA is an advanced wearable
technology brand launched in 2012. Based in CA, the company is founded
on the belief that wearable technology will enhance our lives rather
than disrupt, disconnect, and distract us by being functional, intuitive
and aesthetic. As founders, we are constantly motivated by the idea of
extending the life of our products by providing our community with
access to APIs.

MACHINA creates wearable machines by
seamlessly integrating fashion and technology. We provide the user with
wearable technology that is invisible, functional, and intuitive. We
accomplish this by using flexible electronics, an elaborate integration
process, and an evidence based design and testing process that is begins
by thoroughly understanding the use cases for technology, and combining
it with a deep understanding of the fashion industry.

Our goal is to design garments for people
who influence the open source culture, free software and DIY - they are
the heritage and true inspiration for the creation and production of
MACHINA. More than a brand, MACHINA represents a community of great
minds interacting and working with each other.

What is Machina’s mission?

We believe that we are at the beginning of a
new era in fashion. Clothing is beginning to merge with technology, and
a new future will emerge. Integration will become ubiquitous, in every
device we have. But that will only be the beginning so we’re working
hard to make that world a vision, and are working in parallel in many of
those fields to achieve that.

MACHINA’s vision is to provide every digital
athlete the best wearable gadget for his respective discipline to help
them get interactive, unique, faster and stronger. We’re working hard
to bring this vision to our world.

What is Wearable Technology?

The terms “wearable technology“, “wearable
devices“, and “wearables” all refer to electronic technologies or
computers that are incorporated into items of clothing and accessories
which can comfortably be worn on the body.

The purpose of wearable technology is to
create constant, convenient, seamless, portable, and mostly hands-free
access to electronics and computers.

What is your vision on wearable technology?

Wearable technology is not exactly new, it
has existed since the 1980's; the concept has redefined itself through
the decades. Since the invention of the first computer, computers have
become smaller, more efficient and more powerful. With wearable
technology in play, users are looking for wearable to be smaller,
flexible, comfortable and washable.

Everyone is more connected with each other,
we know about the problems of the world faster than ever before. Human
beings are social animals. We are meant to be in constant communication
and interaction. We are reliant on our digital devices for our everyday
life in such pace that it is beginning to be integrated through
accessories and clothing. Wearables are the next frontier for
human/technology interaction where technology will become adaptive to
people and ways of life.

There will be a new age of doctor patient
relationship where wearable technology will collect data of what
people's lives look like. Patients will be able to own their data and
share it with other patients that might have similar problems. With all
data acquired, wearables eventually will adapt to the human lifestyle
for a better well being and medical centers as well as doctors will be
able to gain insights into new disease categories.

Everything that is part of your life will
have something of technology that's talking to other technology which
will end enhancing your experience through everyday life.

More than anything, wearable tech is all
about keeping us safe. Fitness bracelets are just the beginning. Super
powers will be in total reach having a new generation of performance
wear and exoskeletons whom which you will be able to run faster, carrie
objects never imagined before.

In the future, you will express yourself
through 3D printed clothes, LED clothing with programmable options and
even auto adjustable clothing not just in size but in body temperature.
There will be stronger, independent generations where style and human
expression will take place through a wearable. A wearable is an intimate
device that's potential doesn't end at technology, fashion will
represent itself in new ways never ever seen before.This is just the tip
of the iceberg in terms of the potential of wearable technology,
specifically with how quickly development has accelerated compared to
previous decades. In the future instead of smartphones and tablets,
humans will be plugged into the cloud through clothing.

The future is starting now. This is truly an exciting time to be living in.

Does Machina have a collection for women?

Currently we do not count on a line focused specially for women. All of
our current designs have a unisex cut, pattern. We will start launching
some of our best sellers specially for women soon. Please keep in touch
to hear the latest! Sign up here for our newsletter.

Are Machina products washable?

We are currently working on making all of our
electronic components completely washable. In the meantime, you can
walk in the rain, accidently spill drinks because all of our products
are made out of odorless non-absorbent fabrics. Stains may be removed
using a damp cloth, under no circumstances should you wash your garment.

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Do you do design - develop special projects?

MACHINA is it’s own brand and identity.
However, it is of great importance for us to grow and keep evolving as a
team and a company. In the past, we have collaborated with
multinational brands like G-Shock, Telefonica Movistar and celebrities.
Currently we are developing a new product focused on the gaming industry
called OBE.

If you are a company and are looking to collaborate with us, please e-mail linda@machina.cc

Do you have workshops?

Yes! We do this quite often. Please join our community Facebook page
where we post all workshops that we will be giving around the world! https://www.facebook.com/wearablehackcpmx5?fref=ts

Is Machina hiring?

We have a small team based in different
cities around the world, from San Francisco to Mexico City, Barcelona
and even Tokyo. We are growing and we are looking for thinkers,
innovators, disruptive minds who challenge the system and themselves who
at the same time are ambitious, curious, energetic and have all
intention to learn and squeeze the life out of an emerging industry
being wearable technology.

You must remember, Machina Wearable
Technology is still a startup, and a startup does not employ a lot of
people, so every person counts. You must love the rush, the risk and the
impact. If you are ready for all the excitement, opportunities and true
challenges that come with a startup then e-mail linda@machina.cc stating in one pager pdf why over all of the people that apply to Machina should we choose you.

How can I distribute your products?

Please e-mail a one pager pdf file with the following information to linda@machina.cc

Name of store - retailer
Store - retailer website
Store - retailer brief description
Store - retailer buying characteristics of target consumer

Name product of interest to distribute


MIDI Jacket /// F.A.Q

What is a MIDI Controller Jacket?

MJ v1.0 The first jacket that allows the user to create music through
motion and touch sensors with a mobile app imagine being able to create
music by using your body as an interface. Imagine being able to extend
that jacket to make it work not only with music, but with whichever
devices you have. Click here to download our user manual and learn more
about this product.

How does the MIDI Controller Jacket work?

Machina’s MIDIJacket is a state of the art wearable capable of
understanding body movement and producing MIDI data. Inside the Jacket
there is an electronic Board called KER (Arduino Leonardo compatible),
this board provides a Bluetooth 4.0 module. There is one accelerometer
and gyroscope on each of the jacket’s sleeves and several analog
sensors. The electronic board handles data sensing and passes data to
the Bluetooth module; a companion app (available on iOS and OSX) handles
the incoming data and converts it to MIDI. For any additional
information Click here to download our user manual.

Where can I download the MIDI Controller Jacket iOS app?

Step 1. Open App Store in your iPhone, iPad, iPod
Step 2. Search: MIDI Jacket App
Step 3. Click download
Step 4. Sync with your MIDI Controller Jacket

Do you have an Android version for Machina’s MIDI Controller Jacket?

We are currently working on an Android version for MACHINA’s MIDI Controller Jacket. Please keep in touch to follow our latest updates and be free to read our MIDI Jacket forum to see what people are doing.

What is KER?

Inside the Jacket there is an electronic Board called KER (Arduino Leonardo compatible), this board provides a Bluetooth 4.0 module.

How can I wash my MIDI Controller Jacket?

All of our products are made out of odorless non-absorbent fabrics.
Stains may be removed using a damp cloth, under no circumstances should
you wash your garment.

Do you have a user manual?

Yes. Click here to download.

Do you have a MIDI Jacket forum?

Yes. If you own a MACHINA MIDI Controller Jacket we invite you to join our forum and share how you have used your MIDI Jacket.


How does my Hoodie with Speakers work?

Manual coming soon.

With what kind of mobile devices is Machina’s Hoodie with Speakers compatible?

Any device with bluetooth connection.

How can I wash my hoodie?

All of our products are made out of odorless non-absorbent fabrics. Stains may be removed using a damp cloth, under no circumstances should
you wash your garment.


How long will my order take?

Most orders shipped from MACHINA arrive within 3 - 8 business days, depending on the shipping options chosen.

Our US shipping options include:

  • FedEx Overnight
  • FedEx 3-Day
  • FedEx Ground

Shipping destinations outside US and Mexico may take slightly longer due to customs and clearance delays.

You’ll receive a tracking number as soon as your package ships so you can monitor it’s progress. You can track your package through FedEx online website. http://www.fedex.com/us/track/

Where does Machina ship?

We currently ship only to US and Mexico.

What are my shipping options?

Currently, we are only able to ship with Fedex for all orders. We are looking into providing more options in the future.

Will I have to pay any tax, custom duties fees on my order?

Depends on the state where you are from and how many garments your order. There is a high probability you will be charged. You will be advised once your package arrives.