Ralph Lauren

Federal Hill firm designed wearable technology to keep U.S. Olympians warm

Federal Hill firm designed wearable technology to keep U.S. Olympians warm

U.S. athletes appeared stylishly dressed in Polo Ralph Lauren parkas as they streamed into PyeongChang Olympic Stadium for the opening ceremonies a week ago. And thanks to some wearable technology, designed in part by a Baltimore-based firm, Team USA came prepared for the region’s frigid weather.

Ralph Lauren, an official outfitter of Team USA since 2008, said in RL Magazine that the company turned to some of America’s “most innovative companies” to create a heated jacket for the U.S. Olympians.

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