Hurray! New fabric that can cool you down when your hot and sweaty. If you exercise, love your class workouts, even just walk your dog, not to mention, if your a lady of a certain age, this is great news!
Here at Shady And Katie some of our favorite designers (and yours) are using this new amazing fabric. Alembika and Terra to name a few. So I thought I should see what all the fuss is about.
According to Charlotte Jee who recently published a blurb on the MIT Technology Review web-site,
this new fabric has the ability to warm wearers up or cool them down as needed. "The fabric (developed by a team at the University of Maryland) infrared radiation (heat, to you and me) pass through. But when you’re colder and drier, it traps the heat in," says Charlotte. She goes on to say, "It was created using specially-engineered yarn created with fibers made of two different synthetic materials: one that absorbs water and one that repels it. The strands are coated carbon nanotubes. Each fiber expands or contracts when the temperature changes." Of course, I'm sure there is more to the story but I'd run out of room.
Well...all we know here at Shady And Katie is... we love it! Pair creative fashion designers with a magic fabric and we have the best of both worlds...Comfort And Style!