Need A New Shirt? Spray It On

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Imagine if you could wear a new shirt to school every morning and even better - it is a one-of-a-kind creation. Think that's just a pipe dream? Not if Spanish designer Manel Torres has his way, with his new line of spray-on clothing.

Currently being developed by a company called Fabrican, the material is the genius outcome of a collaboration between Spanish designer, Manel Torres and Paul Lukham, a professor of particle technology at London's Imperial College.

As the name indicates, it literally involves spraying a person with an aerosol spray can that contains short fibers and polymers, mixed in with a solvent that helps turn the clothing to a liquid form. As it dries, the fibers bind together creating a fabric that can be peeled off and tucked away in the closet, just like any other shirt - And yes, it can be washed!

The spray on clothing is pretty versatile and can be made with any fabric - cotton, wool, acrylic and even linen and manufactured in any color desired. The density of the clothing can be made thicker by spraying on extra layers - which means it can be used to make clothes for almost any kind of weather.

Additionally, Manel believes that the fabric may have many innovative uses outside of the fashion industry ranging from making upholstery to creating spray on bandages that won't irritate the wound.

While the young designer will be demonstrating his fun fabric at the upcoming Science in Style Fashion Show, it is not ready to hit the mainstream market yet for a couple of reasons. The first hurdle is the smell of the solvent, which is very strong and lingers around the clothing. Also, there is the issue of the snugness of the clothing created, which may not appeal to a lot of people.

But the researchers promise that these kinks will be sorted out soon, and that it will not be long before we can all just wake up in the morning, and simply spray on a t-shirt!

Sources: Wired.co.uk, just-style.com

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354 Comments
  • yoderjj1
    yoderjj1Friday, August 25, 2017 at 4:46 pm
    I need about all they have! : ) : ) : )
    • bally Friday, August 25, 2017 at 2:24 pm
      awesome
      • bally Friday, August 25, 2017 at 2:24 pm
        i want 20
        • lilyFriday, August 25, 2017 at 2:23 pm
          cool
          • alyssaWednesday, August 23, 2017 at 8:15 pm
            awesome
            • booksFriday, September 9, 2016 at 10:54 am
              cool. totaly want one.
              • djorDanicajazzThursday, May 5, 2016 at 8:05 am
                so cool
                • outlatar001
                  outlatar001Friday, March 11, 2016 at 11:09 am
                  cool.
                  • legion
                    legionTuesday, February 16, 2016 at 9:30 am
                    It was kind of see-through and it would take less time to Put on a regular shirt but i guess you can't blame the guy For trying... Its a good unvention though
                    • jjyoder1
                      jjyoder1Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 5:25 pm
                      I know right.
                      • 2002hotchick13
                        2002hotchick13Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 5:05 am
                        who cares if it's see-through?!
                        • 2002hotchick13
                          2002hotchick13Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 5:05 am
                          Considering people today?
                      • EricTuesday, January 12, 2016 at 1:28 pm
                        I want it