The Spanish clothing-designer-turned-chemist Dr Manel Torres has designed Fabrican, the world’s first spray-on clothing. Dr.Torres has spent almost ten years working on this invention. He got the inspiration to develop this clothing when he went to a friend’s party, there he saw someone getting sprayed by a silly string, a popular toy of 90’s. He got the spark and began to concentrate on developing an instant, nonstick fabric. Dr Torres joined hands with Paul Luckham, Professor of Particle Technology at Imperial College London for creating Fabrican.
‘I really wanted to make a futuristic, seamless, quick and comfortable material, To show science and technology can help fashion designers, I ended up returning to the principles of the earliest textiles such as felt, which were also produced by taking fibers and finding a way of binding them together without having to weave or stitch.’ , Dr Torres says.
Fabrican is literally fabric in an aerosol can. It consists of cotton fibers, polymers and solvents that keep it in liquid form. When you feel like getting bored with the fabric that you have created then you can dissolve it and the material can be again used to make something new or repair old designs.
The spray will dry soon when it falls on your skin. It can be later on taken off and washed so that you can wear it again, that’s the best part! You can soon use this spray for making dresses, trousers and even swimsuits. When you use this spray you can use a goggle to protect your eyes.
Instant fabric technology’s application is not just limited to clothing but also from bandages to furniture upholstery. Fabrican is now even working on making seat covers for the automotive and aircraft industries. Fabrican can also become a part of the first-aid kit of the future as you can spray it even on cast for broken bones. You can use it for making wound healing products, dressings and patches.
With the addition of nanotechnology, the spray can even turn to be an instant nicotine patch, an oral inoculation or vaccine. It has a wide scope if it carries other elements in the fabric like UV protection, mosquito repellent, vitamin supplements, medication etc. It can be even made fireproof or even fragrance can be added to it.
Now anyone can create clothes within a matter of few minutes at a cheap cost. You don’t have to worry about how you look as you will get the perfect size fitting you. Nobody will find out that it’s a t-shirt which is sprayed on your body; it looks just like an original t-shirt. You can take a look at the video given below for finding out how to spray this t-shirt to your body.