Wired has some pretty exciting news to share on the use of organic fabric in clothes and accessories, with a new research study published in the journal Science showing how the use can actually help to improve their durability and even make them super-cool.
The study involved two teams of researchers, each with one of two subjects, and was led by Professor Michael L. Dye, an engineer at the University of California, Berkeley, who specializes in materials science and engineering.
The first team used the latest research in the field of biomimetic fabrics, or fabric made of biopolymers, which is an organic chemical compound that mimics the properties of natural materials such as plant fibers.
The second team used a non-biomimetic organic fabric, made of a combination of polymers, polymers and other molecules.
The first team, led by Dye and his colleagues, used the materials as the basis for their study.
In the first part of the experiment, they used two different kinds of bioplastics — a super thin, high-density biopolymer fabric, and a biodegradable, low-density polyethylene — to create a fabric that was a mixture of natural fibers and biopolymeric molecules.
The researchers then used these fabrics to create super-light, super comfy, and super-deodorant-proof fabrics that could withstand wear and tear without compromising their quality.
The research team even used the fabrics to make clothes, socks, jackets, and accessories that were even more stylish than those produced using traditional fabrics.
This work is a first step in an ongoing study that will also investigate the properties and durability of the fabrics, including how the material can be used to increase their ability to withstand wear.
In addition to improving the quality of the material, the research also could be used for making clothing with additional layers of biocompatible material that could help reduce the impact of water and pollutants.
The next step in the research is to determine if the fabric can be made into a product that can withstand a wide range of conditions.
For example, the fabric could be made to protect a person from ultraviolet radiation, or be used in the manufacture of clothing that can be washed and dry without washing or drying.
Dye said the fabrics could be woven to create clothing that is more durable and comfortable to wear, and could even be used as a protective layer.
It is unclear how long the research will take, but Dye said he expects it will be years.
“We want to have the best fabrics that we can to protect the environment,” Dye told Wired.
The new research, which was conducted by the University at Buffalo, was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
It will be published in Science on May 18.