A worker disinfects a shopping mall during the coronavirus pandemic, in Medellin, Colombia. The fashion industry is looking into the many ways it can fight the spread of viruses and bacteria in its clothing. Photo: AFPA worker disinfects a shopping mall during the coronavirus pandemic, in Medellin, Colombia. The fashion industry is looking into the many ways it can fight the spread of viruses and bacteria in its clothing. Photo: AFP
A worker disinfects a shopping mall during the coronavirus pandemic, in Medellin, Colombia. The fashion industry is looking into the many ways it can fight the spread of viruses and bacteria in its clothing. Photo: AFP

Leather, silk, wool, felt – which fabrics fight the spread of viruses and bacteria? Fashion industry looks for answers

  • Coronavirus outbreak creates demand for clothing that won’t harbour Covid-19, but as yet little research has been done on antiviral fabrics. Felt is one
  • For now, shiny fabrics you can wipe clean may be the best bet. Protecting against bacteria is easier – wool, cashmere and silk are naturally antibacterial
Topic |   Fashion
A worker disinfects a shopping mall during the coronavirus pandemic, in Medellin, Colombia. The fashion industry is looking into the many ways it can fight the spread of viruses and bacteria in its clothing. Photo: AFPA worker disinfects a shopping mall during the coronavirus pandemic, in Medellin, Colombia. The fashion industry is looking into the many ways it can fight the spread of viruses and bacteria in its clothing. Photo: AFP
A worker disinfects a shopping mall during the coronavirus pandemic, in Medellin, Colombia. The fashion industry is looking into the many ways it can fight the spread of viruses and bacteria in its clothing. Photo: AFP
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