Dr Manel Torres founded Fabrican in 2003 as a result of his research interest, crossing the disciplines of science and design. Aware of the slow process of constructing garments from his background in fashion, Manel investigated novel ways to speed up this process. He imagined a material that would almost magically fit the body like a second skin and at the same time have the appearance of clothing. With the realization of that concept in a sprayable fabric from an aerosol can, Fabrican was born.
The original concept was to utilise © Spray-on fabric in the fashion industry. However, the technology proved so versatile that industry demand brought its potential to life in many market sectors. Initially based in labs at Imperial College London, Fabrican moved to the London Bioscience Innovation Centre.
Fabrican is focused on research and development of its © Spray-on fabric to bring its revolutionary properties and application technique to new market sectors. As a technology innovation company, Fabrican's mission is to develop products or manufacturing processes, in collaboration with industry-leading partners, enabling them to capitalise on the unique benefits of Spray-on fabric technology for industrial or domestic applications.