A Water resistant shirt – but the makers have bigger plans

It’s a plain white t-shirt.  Pretty boring all and all.  When you walk out in the rain or spill a drink – things start to get interesting.  The “Cavalier” from Threadsmiths is a pretty remarkable piece of fashion and technology.  EFTM wonders if it’s all just a precursor for a much bigger deal for this little Aussie company.

Screen Shot 2014-08-03 at 8.42.16 pmThey sent me a shirt, I put it on my seven year old son and told him to stand in the shower while I sprayed him.  He was confused.

Turns out, the water just beads on the surface – not unlike a freshly polished car when water is sprayed on it.  That water just glides off and you’re left with a dry shirt.

Well, if you spray water direct it does start to seep through because it has to – or it would be un-washable, but under a tap you can see the effect.

Spills at the dinner table or while cooking could be a problem of the past if this catches on.  Which I don’t think it will.

You can buy one now if you like – $65.  However, I think the real game here for Melbourne Based Threadsmiths is in the “patented fabric nanotechnology” they have.

Imagine restaurants and cafes – the tablecloths, the aprons, perhaps even in hospital and medical sectors.

What the team at Threadsmiths have is pretty incredible – we have to wonder what it will lead to, but it seems that’s the future for this technology – we’ll wait and see what they do with it.

Trev is a Technology Commentator, Dad, Speaker and Rev Head.

He produces and hosts two popular podcasts, EFTM and Two Blokes Talking Tech. He also appears on over 50 radio stations across Australia weekly, and is the resident Tech Expert on Channel 9’s Today Show each day and appears regularly on A Current Affair.

Father of three, he is often found down in his Man Cave.

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  1. Threadsmiths (@thethreadsmiths)

    August 4, 2014 at 5:25 am

    Thanks for writing this article! If anyone wants to purchase one of these T-Shirts you can do so here

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