I first heard of nanotechnology when researching for my ‘green science’ paper on my MA at The London College of Fashion. Whilst there are amazing advances in textiles with this method. The true impact on human beings and their health hasn’t been given the same amount of attention. Nanotechnology is being widely touted as the next industrial revolution. More information to follow.
In the meantime here is an article on self-cleaning fabrics, using said method.
As technology evolves, the importance of it evolving grows by the day which means that the options that we have to approach when solving everyday problems are growing in numbers with it. Within the context of fashion and technology, the necessity of evolvement of #theMerge is huge, especially when one thinks about the environment. Therefore it was great to learn about startups like Bionic Yarn who are aiming to add the plastic waste from our oceans and process it in a way that it can be used in our denim. Then there is Dropel fabrics who infuse cotton fibers in their hydrophobic textiles with a patented nanotechnology process, which results in the clothes being unable to get easily dirty. Dropel fabrics have the ability for spilled liquids to roll right off the fabric.