Unique-Couture in a can
The original idea of spray-on fabric came from Manel Torres' work in the fashion industry. These photos capture the essence of science and fashion in collaboration. Fabrican spray-on fabric will liberate designers to create new and unique garments, offer a carrier technology for delivery of fragrance or even medical active substances, and allow the wearer to personalise their wardrobe in infinite combinations. New textures and material characteristics are a matter of adjusting chemistry. In addition to fashion, the technology is opening new vistas, offering sprayable material for any application requiring a fabric coating. The technology opens new vistas for personalised fashion, allowing individual touches to be added to manufactured garments, or even impromptu alterations. Garments could incorporate fragrances, active substances, or conductive materials to interface with information technology. After a decade of research, this futuristic vision is taking shape.
Fabrican is a rare achievement in transforming a dream to practical realisation. Through combination of clever exploitation of people’s immediate fascination with the spray-on fabric, and Manel’s extraordinary ability to motivate multi-disciplinary collaboration, Fabrican has brought interest and worldwide media coverage.
Advantages for fashion creations:
- Speeds up the traditional way of constructing garments
- Repairing and recycling aging clothes
- Drawing with fibres
- 3D sketch tool
- Seamless garments
- General binding, lining, repairing, covering and moulding
Fabrican Ltd Technology
Fabrican is offering a new approach to the application of fabrics throughout our everyday lives. Spray-on Fabric is a patented technology developed by Fabrican which involves the creation of a liquid suspension which is then sprayed by use of either a spray gun or an aerosol can. The fabric is formed by the cross-linking of fibres which adhere to create an instant non-woven fabric that can be easily sprayed on to any surface. Its properties can be tailored to meet the needs of the consumer. Intricate patterns can be created, in a number of colours leading to an aesthetically pleasing fabric. With our prototypes we have been able to use different types of fibres from natural to synthetic, incorporating scents and colours (from primary to fluorescent) that provide great flexibility for modern consumer and industrial needs.
The product was developed through interdisciplinary research, linking the subjects of engineering, material science and design. The commercial exploitation of robust prototypes is underway, potentially licensing the technology to industry within a number of identified commercial sectors.
Innovations in material science, such as smart fabrics incorporating nano-technology, Spray-on skin used by the medical and cosmetic industry, and the variety of substances able to be dispensed through today's aerosol technology, have informed and surrounded the development of Spray-on Fabric. As a non-woven material, Spray-on Fabric offers possibilities for binding, lining, repairing, layering, covering and moulding in ways previously not imaginable.