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“What if I were to make a seamless dress with instant fabric…” a talk by The Textile Institute

Date: Wednesday 14 March 2018

Time: 6.30pm for 7pm, finishing at 8.30pm

Location: High Holborn

Spanish fashion designer Manel Torres with his company Fabrican, is the inventor behind a patented Spray-on fabric, which can be applied directly on the body and can be worn, washed and worn again, just like any clothing. The Textile Institute hosts this event with Dr Manel Torres, to discuss how it developed, and the research into its end uses including clothing, healthcare, automotive, packaging and building products.

How it works – the Spray-on product dries instantly on impact with any surface, including liquids, to create a non-woven fabric layer. It consists of short fibres – natural fibres or synthetic – bound together with polymers and greener solvents that deliver the fabric in liquid form, which evaporates when the spray hits the surface. But there is potential for many applications as well as clothing. In the medical field for example, spray-on sterile bandages, drug delivery patches, and lightweight waterproof plaster casts.

This event takes place at London College of Fashion, High Holborn on Wednesday 14 March and starts at 6.30pm for 7pm, finishing at 8.30pm.

Entrance: Members and students free | Non Members £5

To book contact: Bill Bohm, billbohm@textileinstitute.org