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June 1st, 2008

Solar-powered jackets, anti-spill silk, intelligent pants and see-through walls Clare Dowdy looks at the fashion and building fabrics of the future

Abstract:
Another approach is treatments or coatings for fabrics. That treatment may be dirt-repellent or able to control temperature or get rid of sweat. The designer Yeohlee Teng has incorporated spillresistant technology into her silk and linen garments, meaning that if something spills on the material, it will slide off it and not stain it.

Wingfield foresees a fruitful future for chemically enhanced materials - 'that could involve nanotechnology or polymers responding to heat and light and capable of changing their shape'. This again lends itself to synthetics as it is easier to treat or coat them than is the case with natural fibres.

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