Fabric in a spraycan?

19 Sep

Check out this website before reading: http://www.fabricanltd.com/

In my Product Development class (AA 407) Professor Chae lectured about new fashion items and tech trends that are gaining more and more exposure.

One of the items she discussed was a new technology that allowed fabric to be sprayed on the wearer. Yes, I said sprayed! So apparently this technology was developed to shorten the production time of a garment. The materials are combined with a polymer and it can then be sprayed directly on a model and instantly the chemicals will bond on the model and take form. Once complete the fabric can be removed from the wearer and it will retain its shape. INSANE right! Could you imagine if you could just wake up in the morning and spray on your outfit?!

The fabric is formed by the cross-linking of fibres, which adhere to one another, to create an instant non-woven fabric that can be easily sprayed on to any surface.  Its properties can be tailored to meet the needs of each user.  © Imperial College London / Layton Thompson. Fabrican Ldt 2010.

I think this technology is phenomenal and could be used for much more than just fashion. A spray on fabric would be a great benefit to the medical field. Imagine pray on wound dressings!

I’d love to get my hands on an aerosol can of fabric! But of course we have to keep the environment in mind and think about how these chemicals could adversely affect the Earth.

Just something to think about though and spray cans of fabric would definitely save space in your closet.




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