Cornell design student Olivia Ong has made some advances in fashion technology creating garments that can help keep your body healthy. Working in collaboration with Cornell fiber scientists two of her garments were treated with metallic nanoparticles enabling a dress that prevents colds/flu (plus it doesn’t need to be washed), as well as a jacket that destroys noxious gases and protects the person from smog and air pollution. These hip outfits are a part of her fashion line called “Glitterati” but upon scanning of the fabric you can see how the cotton fibers are covered with paladium nanoparticle coating. Who knows yet what the side effects (if any) will be wearing the clothing but with designers like Olivia Ong, fashion technology may be moving closer in the right direction. Read more in an article online at Cornell University. Thanks Mary! Link.
Nanotechnology and Fashion: Anti-Smog Jacket and No Cold or Flu Dress by Olivia Ong