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A fashion professor and a chemist are teaming up to create gorgeous, stylish clothing that isn’t just eco-friendly, it’s eco-saving. The Catalytic Clothing project has created a sprayable nano particle that can be applied to regular clothing. The particles absorb particular types of pollution and toxins from their air, rendering them into harmless compounds. As a catalyst (think back to Chem 101, people) the nano particles can be used over and over, and thus do good wherever the wearer strolls.
In order to clean the air of a mid-sized city all of the citizens would need to be wearing treated garments. The Catalytic Clothing Project is truly crowd-sourced air cleaning. It will be really cool to see this rather fringe, but useful, technology taken up by the likes of high-end designers, or even mass production outlets. Just think of it: one day if someone criticizes you for wearing sweatpants, you could snarkily reply that these sweatpants are saving the planet.
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