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Magic, Chic, Unique-Couture in a can

The original idea of spray-on fabric came from Manel Torres' work in the fashion industry. These photos capture the essence of science and fashion in collaboration. Fabrican spray-on fabric will liberate designers to create new and unique garments, offer a carrier technology for delivery of fragrance or even medical active substances, and allow the wearer to personalise their wardrobe in infinite combinations. New textures and material characteristics are a matter of adjusting chemistry. In addition to fashion, the technology is opening new vistas, offering sprayable material for any application requiring a fabric coating. The technology opens new vistas for personalised fashion, allowing individual touches to be added to manufactured garments, or even impromptu alterations. Garments could incorporate fragrances, active substances, or conductive materials to interface with information technology. After a decade of research, this futuristic vision is taking shape.

Fabrican is a rare achievement in transforming a dream to practical realisation. Through combination of clever exploitation of people’s immediate fascination with the spray-on fabric, and Manel’s extraordinary ability to motivate multi-disciplinary collaboration, Fabrican has brought interest and worldwide media coverage.

Advantages for bespoke fashion creations:

  • Speeds up the traditional way of constructing garments
  • Repairing and recycling aging clothes
  • Drawing with fibres
  • 3D sketch tool
  • Seamless garments
  • General binding, lining, repairing, covering and moulding

Uses for general consumers:

  • Customising clothing with patterns/frills/etc
  • Extending clothing e.g. t-shirts can be made into dresses
  • Customisation for practicality - e.g. creating additional pockets
  • Clothing containing UV protection such as bikini tops and t-shirts
  • Reflective material that can be used to create high-visibility patches for cyclists etc.
Future fabrics for today’s robots
© Fabrican Ltd 2007 Photographer Adam Parker

© Fabrican Ltd 2007
Photographer Adam Parker

© Fabrican Ltd 2007 Photographer Adam Parker

© Fabrican Ltd 2007
Photographer Adam Parker

© Fabrican Ltd 2007 Photographer Fabrican Ltd

© Fabrican Ltd 2007
Photographer Fabrican Ltd

© Fabrican Ltd 2007 Photographer Miguel Domingos

© Fabrican Ltd 2007
Photographer Miguel Domingos

© Fabrican Ltd 2007 Photographer Gene Kiegel

© Fabrican Ltd 2007
Photographer Gene Kiegel

About us

Fabrican

Fabrican aims to make life more convenient, healthier and fun with its unique spray-on fabric

Our technology can be used across many industries, positively impacting the lives of millions of people, as well as the...


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© Fabrican Ltd 2001 Photographer Rebecca Harman

History

The Company

1995 - 1997 Manel Torres conceives the idea for Spray-on Fabric whilst studying for his MA in Fashion Women's Wear, Royal College of Art, London. 1998 - 2001 Manel Torres obtains his...


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Manel Torres

Technology

Fabrican Ltd Technology

Fabrican is offering a new approach to the application of fabrics throughout our everyday lives. Spray-on Fabric is a patented technology developed by Fabrican which involves the creation of...


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© Fabrican Ltd 2007