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'Smart shirt' heats up in cold weather

Three Toronto-area entrepreneurs are looking to reinvent how we dress for cold weather.

Entrepreneurs crowdsource more than $80,000

For one group of young Toronto entrepreneurs, winter layers are so last season. They've come up with a way to keep you warm in the cold. And that's what makes the one of our 5 to Watch in 2015. 2:04

Three Toronto-area entrepreneurs are looking to reinvent how we dress for cold weather. Clement Zhou says he and two other University of Toronto students set out to design a "smart shirt" that heats up or cools down depending on the weather. 

Their company, Fuel Wear Clothing, recently crowdsourced more than $80,000 to produce a top that has conductive material sewn into the fabric. 

"It's the first intelligent, smart-heated base layer shirt that monitors your body temperature and provides you with the right amount of heating in the winter," Zhou told CBC News. 

The shirt is a hot item online, and has also attracted the attention of retailers. Click the video to see the full story. 

From a report by Amanda Margison

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