This is what it has come to. You go to your closet. All your shirts are dirty. You pick up a can of “Shirt Spray” and you spray it on. It looks like a shirt, wrinkles like a shirt and yes, you will look like a dork. Oh well. New technology. I am VERY curious what everyone thinks of this. Hey….. its at least fun to talk about. Check out their YouTube videos below – which do not do it justice. Better yet you MUST go to their website at Fabrican. Pretty cool.
According to their website: Fabrican was developed through a collaboration between Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art, Fabrican technology has captured the imagination of designers, industry and the public around the world. The technology has been developed for use in household, industrial, personal and healthcare, decorative and fashion applications using aerosol cans or spray-guns, and will soon be found in products available everywhere.
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.
PC WORLD reviewed the product and said this about it: The “attractive material” was developed by Manuel Torres, a Spanish fashion designer, and Paul Luckham, a chemical Engineer at Imperial College London, who together built the start-up company Fabrican for their product. The material is sprayed on from either a high pressure spray gun or a can. It consists of short fibers, a polymer (the glue that binds it together), and a solvent to keep it in a liquid form in the can.
When the spray-on material hits the surface of your skin, the solvent evaporates, and the material “cures.” You simply spray on a layer, making it as thick as you’d like, then spray on additional colors and coats. When you’re done, you can peel it off or wear it as is.
The material wrinkles just like any other shirt (although probably less than a normal shirt due to it’s polymer architecture); is washable; comes in wool, linen, or acrylic; and comes a large variety of colors. The spray can also be used to make other garments like scarfs, or trousers—but it’s very cold when it’s sprayed on, so you may think twice about that.
According to the Fabrican page: Fabrican is a rare achievement in transforming a dream to practical realisation. Through combination of clever exploitation of people’s immediate fascination with the spray-on fabric, and Manel’s extraordinary ability to motivate multi-disciplinary collaboration, Fabrican has brought interest and worldwide media coverage.
This video shows a lady topless as she is being sprayed. You must be 18 or older to view it.