Absorbing Textile Technology; Fabric that Doesn’t Get Wet

Fabric that Doesn't Get Wet
Photo Courtesy NewScientist.com

In response to something that  I posted on Facebookabout Smart Fabrics, which keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter, one of my loyal readers left an interesting and exciting little comment sharing a link to another kind of smart fabric; a fabric that “Never Gets Wet”.  This fabric is “made from polyester fibers coated with millions of tiny silicone filaments and is the most water-repellent clothing-appropriate material ever created.”   The technology involves a trapped layer of air ensuring that water never comes in contact with the polyester fabric.  The coating can also be applied to other textiles like wool, cotton, and viscose but the results aren’t as impressive.  Rather than get into a long and somewhat stuffy scientific explanation of how all this works, I’ll just direct you to the article that my reader shared with me, which explains the process in a clear and affective manner.  What I will say however, is that I could not be more excited about this textile innovation, as I just don’t know how many more soggy New York winters I can handle!

Nicole Giordano
Nicole Giordano

Nicole is the founder of StartUp FASHION, an online resource and community supporting for independent designers around the world with building their businesses. A deep love for the craft of fashion paired with an adamant belief that success is defined by the individual, led her to found StartUp FASHION, where she helps independent designers and makers screw the traditional fashion business rules, create their own paths, and build businesses they truly love. More than anything else, she’s in the business of encouragement and works every day to remind makers and designers that they have something special to offer the world and that they can, in fact, do this thing!

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    Nicole

    Thanks Jennifer! I’m so glad you enjoyed the post. Your interest in sharing it with others means I’m doing my job well! ::flattered::

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    Jennifer Dennard

    This is a very interesting development! Thanks for bringing it to everyone’s attention. I’ll definitely pass this along to Textile World’s managing editor.

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