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.
They 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.