Expo clothing contains new technology, T-shirt worn can be buried underground as fertilizer

the uniforms of Expo volunteers

the uniforms of the staff of the French Pavilion (online French Pavilion) are also made of new fabrics

the uniforms of the staff of the German Pavilion (online German Pavilion). Their uniforms are orange jackets and trousers, and their texture is very particular

basic necessities of life are the most concerned topics. What and how do we wear in the future? Let the Shanghai World Expo tell you

this time, the textile science and technology industry has presented the achievements accumulated for many years to the world – the clothes displayed in Shanghai World Expo are not limited to “conceptual” products. Some clothing fabrics containing advanced technology and special functions have been applied in the clothing of Expo volunteers and staff of pavilions in various countries. The concept of low carbon and circular economy contained in them may be put into practice on your clothes one day

used clothes can be recycled

with the popularization of environmental protection awareness, the trend of used clothes recycling is becoming more and more popular. However, the current recycling of used clothes, most of the time, is only to cut the clothes into mops, quilts and other low-grade products, can not really achieve recycling

the clothes of the staff of the German Pavilion are different. Their uniforms are orange jackets and trousers, with a belt around their waist to hang a kettle. The whole suit is not surprising in appearance, but it is exquisite in texture

the T-shirts they wear can be completely degraded after being buried in the soil for 16 weeks. The coat is more magical. 1t can be made into chemical fiber cloth again through a series of technologies such as decolorization. Their shoes are made of natural rubber and cork and can also be recycled

a staff member of the Japanese teiren Fiber Co., Ltd., who is responsible for making this kind of chemical fiber cloth, explained that the feeling of wearing this kind of clothes will not change if it is recycled ten or eight times

this kind of ecological recycling fabric, which can be recycled infinitely, was developed and launched in 2002. The main technology is to make recycled polyester fiber fabric products from recycled Coke bottles, old clothes, and even waste newspapers through crushing, chemical reaction, polymerization and other steps. The clothing made of this kind of fiber has the same wearing experience as other chemical fiber products; The difference is that this kind of fiber can complete the decolorization process by technical means, while other fibers can’t. According to Japan’s teiren Fiber Co., Ltd., this process can reduce the energy consumption and carbon emissions of garment production by 80% respectively

in the Japan 1ndustrial Museum (online Japan 1ndustrial Museum), the clothes worn by service personnel are also made of this new recyclable fabric. After the Expo, the uniforms will be transported back to Japan for processing and reproduction through a recycling system

the industry points out that there are two problems in this kind of ecological recycling fabric: first, due to the special technology, the price of ready-made clothes is generally about 1 / 3 higher than that of ordinary clothes, so its sales situation is not very good; Second, because this kind of fabric is still unable to get rid of the characteristics of chemical fiber products, it is not as comfortable as cotton and hemp products

T-shirts can be completely degraded

trigema, an old German sportswear manufacturer, and EPEA 1nternational Environmental Research Co., Ltd. jointly developed the degradable T-shirts named trigema shirts, which are made of organic recyclable materials. 1n terms of wearing comfort, they are no different from ordinary cotton clothes. 1n addition, according to the staff of the German Pavilion, once the cotton T-shirt is exposed to the corresponding bacterial environment, it will be completely decomposed. Even clothing, fuel and buttons don’t cause environmental hazards in the process of degradation. The German Pavilion decided that after the Shanghai World Expo, these T-shirts would be buried in the ground of the German Pavilion to provide nutrients for the trees in the Expo Garden

although trigema shirts can be completely degraded when buried in the soil, its stability is not poor, and it will not fade during wearing or washing. And its cost is not expensive. The cheapest one is only 18 marks, about 76 yuan, and the most expensive one is only about 300 yuan, which is similar to the ordinary brand T-shirt

domestic enterprises are also developing a large number of new types of “green fiber”. For example, corn fiber extracted from corn ear shell is also easy to biodegrade. About 3 pounds of corn ear shell can be made into a T-shirt

in addition, there are also soft silk fibers fused with degradable protein, which make the skin in the most comfortable environment in hot weather

clothes become close fitting air conditioners

rainproof, windproof, antifouling, hygroscopic, breathable, anti ultraviolet, flame retardant, quick drying… The green or blue clothes worn by the Expo volunteers have the above functions. This kind of fabric also has the effect of instant cooling. When the fabric contacts the skin, it can produce the instant cool feeling of reducing the temperature by 1-2 ℃. 1f it is exposed to sunlight for a long time, the temperature difference can reach 3-5 ℃

this cool fabric, named flycool, has the effect of moisture absorption, perspiration and UV resistance. The moisture regain and thermal diffusion rate of this cool fiber are better than that of ordinary fiber, and there are many kinds of composite natural minerals, jade, etc. imported. Wearing this kind of fabric, the air conditioner can be increased by 1 ° C. According to statistics, it can save 5% to 6% of electricity cost and reduce carbon emission by 0.62kg

[future trend

smart clothing:

you can see in the smart Fire clothing of the World Expo that this set of smart Fire clothing with GPS positioning, vital signs detection and other functions has not only the functions of fire prevention, heat insulation and high temperature resistance, but also many intelligent designs

for example, sensors installed on smart clothes can realize real-time monitoring of human physiological signals and provide emergency rescue services for firefighters by monitoring human heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature and other vital characteristic parameters

in addition, the intelligent protective clothing also has GPS positioning function. Through signal tracking, the monitoring command center can quickly and accurately determine the real-time position of firefighters, and then make effective command judgment to guide firefighters along the accurate route

you don’t have to “try” to buy clothes:

in a short film about the future life, clothing, food, housing and transportation in SA1C GM enterprise pavilion, shoppers can know the effect of different styles and colors of clothes after fitting according to their own body shape by pressing the button in front of the digital fitting system. This kind of digital fitting system has been tried by many enterprises, which indicates that in the near future, every beauty loving woman can use this “magic mirror” to complete the fitting. What’s more interesting is that we can also use our mobile phones to send out instructions to customize satisfied clothes while the car is driving, or choose the dress to wear for dinner in the simulated wardrobe… 1t’s like science fiction, but it’s not far away from us

Author: Xiao Zhongjie

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