Self Cleaning Textiles


Karp emailed me about a new version of self-cleaning textiles which could be more environmentally friendly than previous versions through the use of nanotechnology. Supposedly they can repel coffee, honey, wine and everything else that is a contant pain. Check out this link to treehugger for commentary on the varied stain fighters and some movies showing evidence of the textiles in action.

When I studied consumer interest in smart textiles as my master’s thesis I did find that ease-of-care was one of the highest ranking things people wanted out of innovations in apparel. You can check out a 2004 abstract of a talk I did on the subject at ITAA‘s website on their literature database. Just type in my name-Monica Sklar. It’s a PDF so I couldn’t really link succesfully without making you download it.

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