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Instant Fabric – Cotton in a Can

September 28th, 2010 · No Comments · Brands, Product Merchandising

Paul Luckham an engineer and Manel Torres fashion designer teamed up to create cotton fabric that comes in a can.  It’s called Fabrican Ltd. and the company is working on mass-producing this fabric in an aerosol can.

The fabric consists of tiny cotton fibers dissolved in a solvent which quickly evaporates after you spray it on, leaving a seamless piece of fabric right on your model or mannequin.  It feels a little like suede and can be washed and reworn.

While it creates a custom (and snug fit) when sprayed on the body, sizing could easily be standardized through the use of mannequins.  And since it can be dissolved in a solvent and reused again and again, there is no waste.

Sound to good to be true.  There are those pesky aerosol cans and the chemical solvents involved but Luckham and Torres just may be in “high cotton” pretty soon.


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