Fabric sprayed from a can
Spray fabric directly from a bottle on your body, create a seamless T-shirt sprayed instantly from a can and have the ability to spray clothing easily from a spray. Fabrican is a patented instant, sprayable, non-woven © Spray-on fabric, based in London, at the London Bioscience Innovation Centre.
Fabrican at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week September 2022
A viral fashion moment was born during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week on September 2022, when Fabrican founder and Managing Director, Dr. Manel Torres sprayed a dress on the skin of topmodel, Bella Hadid as the finale of Paris fashion house Coperni’s runway show.
Hadid walked onto the platform at Paris’s Musée des Arts et Métiers wearing only underwear, then Dr. Torres and his team sprayed a white dress directly onto her skin. Afterwards, off shoulder straps and a slit was cut on the dress, Hadid walked the runway to line up with the other models wearing Coperni designs. Within hours of the event, videos of the amazing moment were viewed by millions of people around the globe. Data analysis by the Launchmetrics platform valued the Media Impact Value (MIV) of the viral moment at $26.3 million, including $20.9 million on social media in the 48 hours after the show.
Following the viral sensation, Bella Hadid was named Model of the Year at the 2022 Fashion Awards at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The Spray-on fabric technology ties in with concerns around sustainability in the fashion industry, since the material can be washed, reused and finally, when the garment has come to the end of its use, dissolved for re-spraying.
Technology for fashion, designers, healthcare and industrial
Fabrican technology is capturing the imagination of designers, industry and the public around the world. The technology has been developed for industrial applications, as well as for personal and healthcare, decorative and fashion/apparel products.
Working with greener, non-volatile organic compounds, Fabrican’s spray-on fabric technology uses no ozone-depleting substances.
Fabrican technology compresses the industrial supply chain, making it more efficient, and reduces reliance on overseas component suppliers, thereby reducing its carbon footprint.
Fabrican’s ethos is to provide industry with production processes that reduce environmental impacts.
Spray-on fabric ©
Instant 3D Design for an Instant 3D World… All the way from concept to production. Stretch your imagination and allow Fabrican, together with 3D Technology, to create the world of your dreams.
Fabrican makes life more convenient, healthier and fun with its unique Spray-on fabric ©
A unique technological innovation. This sprayable non-woven fabric will revolutionise many areas of our world. Fabrican offers a cutting edge application, with potential for development into numerous markets.
Skin screen-material protector, Touch sensitive-nano transfer, sustainable & sterile direct from application sealed point
Fabrican offers a ground-breaking idea. Creation of a liquid suspension which is then applied via spray gun or aerosol to small or industrial sized projects. The fabric is formed by the cross linking of fibres, which adhere to create an instant non-woven fabric that can be easily sprayed on to any surface.
Fabrican can adapt to numerous uses: Fashion, medical, hygiene, oil spill clean-up, automotive, design, sports
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. It will allow the wearer to personalise their wardrobe in infinite combinations and will liberate designers to create new and unique garments. Fabrican also acts as a carrier technology, delivering fragrance or even active substances for medical applications.
Fabrican on the Press
- U.K. company Fabrican has developed a way to bond and liquefy fibres 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 fibres bond, forming a snug-fitting garment. Time Magazine: One of the Best Invention of 2010
- Fran Scott from the BBC series ‘The Imagineers’ describes how Dr Manel Torres of Imperial College in London invented Fabrican – a fabric that is sprayed from a can. He is featured spraying some onto the arms of a fashion model. The inspiration for his invention was a can of silly string. The fabric is sterile so can also be used as a bandage. It can be made to set hard and so could also be used as a cast for broken bones. But perhaps most crucially, the fabric absorbs oil, and so could be used to clean up after oil tanker disasters, which can cause catastrophic environmental damage. BBC The Imagineers: Inventing future fabrics
Fabrican on Discovery Channel
Instant 3D Design for an Instant 3D World… All the way from concept to production. Set your imagination free and let Fabrican create game-changing applications.
Fabrican applications include innovative manufacturing processes and products for healthcare, hygiene, industrial and automotive sectors, fashion and protecting the environment from seaborne oil spills.