Fabrican: The Sprayable T-Shirt Nears Commercial Production (VIDEO)

Fabrican: The Sprayable T-Shirt

Clothes you can spray on? We're tempted to say it sounds like something from a sci-fi film, though actually it sounds like something from Tomorrow's World about 20 years ago.

Either way, it's happening.

According to a report on the Discovery Channel, picked up by Oddity Central, the time for clothes which come in a can is now. Or a few years from now.

Fabrican is a sprayable fabric designed by Spanish fashionista Manel Torres. The fabric is made of very short fibers mixed with a solvent and polymers which bind the material together. The texture can be varied depending on what's inside, from wool to acrylic.

Patented way back in 2000, he developed the idea while studying at the Royal College of Art in London.

Apparently it's very cold when it first goes on, but it hardens instantly to make a passable T-shirt or pair of trousers.

And while the idea is 13 years old, Manel has just recently formed a commercial company to make the material cheaper and more viable in practice. Take a look at how it works, below.


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