Manel Torres – Fabrican in Fashion

Developed through a collaboration between Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art, Fabrican technology has captured the imagination of designers, industry and the public around the world. The technology has been developed for use in household, industrial, personal and healthcare, decorative and fashion applications using aerosol cans or spray-guns, and will soon be found in products available everywhere.

© Fabrican Ltd 2007 Photographer Adam Parker

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 personalize their wardrobe in infinite combination. 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 personalized 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 realization. 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.

© Fabrican Ltd 2007 Photographer Adam Parker

© Fabrican Ltd 2007 Photographer Adam Parker
Fabrican Spray-on
The fabric is formed by the cross-linking of fibers, which adhere to one another, to create an instant non-woven fabric that can be easily sprayed on to any surface.  Its properties can be tailored to meet the needs of each user.

Fabrican Spray-on

A multitude of fabrics of varied colors, textures, and properties, all sprayable from an aerosol can.
Fabrican Spray-on

© Fabrican Ltd 2007 Photographer Gene Kiegel.
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