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Purifabric / Air-purifying Fabric

Purifabric
Purifabric

Urban expansion negatively impacts the natural environment, prompting for exploration of new ways to tackle the persisting air pollution. For textile designers, Tillandsia, known as airplant, might present a novelty way. By grafting airplants onto fabric, a flexible, eco-friendly and sustainable mechanism with air-filtering ability is proposed. This method transforms the traditional concept of fabrics, combining them with living organisms, without adverse health effects. “Purifabric” offers a brand-new growth area for plants and adds a new function to clothing: not only as protection from elements or a fashion choice but also as air purifier.

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Donghua University

Donghua University
Shanghai, China

Yan Cui,
Donghua University & Cornell University

Qin Wang,
Donghua University

Yuhong Shen,
Donghua University

Chen Chen,
Donghua University