Tougher, Better, Faster, Stretchier: The technology behind clothing and fabric
The clothes on your back don’t just make you look good. They keep you warm and dry, make movement easier and make your life better.
Fabric technology has a huge impact your day-to-day. From early advances with chemistry that gave us synthetic fabrics to treatments that are revolutionizing the idea of what clothing can do, textile tech is expanding to new and exciting places.
Here we’ll explore the technology behind these advances, take a look at how far we’ve come and peek ahead to see where we’re going.
Invented in 1958 by chemist Joseph Shivers, this stretchy synthetic fabric had