1. An interconnect apparatus comprisinga first portion housing a control circuit;
a second portion conductively coupled to a flexible circuit, the second portion comprising a first seat housing and a second seat housing, the first seat housing coupled to the second seat housing thereby forming a housing around a portion of the flexible circuit, the control circuit conductively couples to the flexible circuit when the first portion couples to the second portion; and
the flexible circuit is included in an apparel item and comprises a conductive trace;
the control circuit comprises an electronic component conductively coupled to the conductive trace;
the conductive trace comprises a conductive composition;
the first seat housing comprising a lateral wall and a flange extending peripherally from the lateral wall; and
the flange comprising a longitudinal co-extensive lateral recess flanking the flexible circuit.