Self-cleaning shirt: U.S. firm presents new product
Wool & Prince, an American firm, says its new wool shirt can go months without being cleaned because the fabric is naturally resistant to odours. As an added bonus, the shirts will never need to be ironed because the material does not wrinkle, even when stuffed into a gym bag at the end of the day, the company said. The shirts, which are dry-clean or gentle-wash only, use wool fibres which can be bent back on themselves 20,000 times without breaking, compared with cotton which bends only 3,200 times. This means the fabric can be repeatedly crushed and stretched out and still regain its original shape when shaken out, the company said. Wool avoids accumulating odour because it is more efficient than other fabrics at absorbing sweat – which itself has no smell – and evaporating it into thin air before bacteria develop on the surface, the company added. Read more..