Threadsmiths, an Australian clothing technology company that develops nanotechnology integrated apparel, has created a 100 percent cotton hydrophobic t-shirt. Dubbed “The Cavalier,” it incorporates a lotus leaf-inspired nanotechnology that completely repels dirt and liquids, leaving the surface of the fabric dry and without stains.
Lewis Pitchford of Threadsmiths, the business behind the shirt, says the fibers of the shirt were created with new “water-fearing” nanotechnology, which causes liquids to bead up and fall off the fabric, cleaning the fabric in the process.
While hydrophobic technology has previously been synthesized into a spray-on application, these aerosols can destroy fabrics and have been known to contain carcinogenic chemicals.
The patented fabric nanotechnology by the company is free of carcinogens and is completely safe for regular wear. The company plans to expand the use of this technology to include additional garments and applications in medical, hospitality and sports markets.
The shirt is available in men’s and women’s sizes directly from the company.