On our minds: Self-repairing clothes

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by adakallgren on 3 September, 2016

A liquid that makes fabrics repair themselves? It's in the making...

On our minds is the yet-to-be-named liquid developed by American researchers which is said to make fabrics repair themselves. Made from bacteria and yeast, the invention can be used on clothes crafted from the most commonly used materials including cotton, wool and polyester, with no additions but warm water. After treatment, the liquid is also meant to be helpful for protecting the clothes’ wearer from toxics irritating the skin, which in theory could benefit farmers and garment workers exposed to chemical substances at manufacturing stage. The researchers also hope that the purpose of the liquid could be extended to increasing clothes’ durability through enhancing the strength of the fabric. Read more about how this fascinating invention was made here.

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