Manuel Torres had an idea of spraying fabric to create garment, less than wove them, while studying for his MA in Fashion Women’s Wear, Royal College of Art, London fifteen years ago. 2003 he established Fabrican Ltd and has a patent filed for his technology. Fabrican Ltd. is a company exploiting inter-disciplinary research which links the subjects of science and design.
The fabric is formed by the cross-linking of fibres, which adhere to one another, 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 each user.
“Cheese, insulation, hair — a lot of surprising things can come out of spray cans. Now we can add clothing to that list. The British company Fabrican has developed a way to bond and liquefy fibers so that textiles can be sprayed out of a can or spray gun straight onto a body or dress form. The solvent then evaporates, and the fibers bond, forming a snug-fitting garment. Not just for clothes, the technology has household, industrial, personal and health care applications. The first runway show of spray-on clothes took place this fall — we’ll see if the trend will stick. “ The Times