Threadsmiths Water & Dirt Repellent T-shirt – Review

Threadsmiths is a clothing technology company based in Australia that have created a rather new and interesting patented nanotechnology that can make fabric both water proof and dirt proof.  Sounds amazing, so I couldn’t wait to see what it was really like.

threadsmiths 2They have produced a line of T-shirts currently only available in adult sizes, so we received an XS for Miss M to try out.  They are plain white, but a high quality cotton and feel surprisingly normal.  I guess I was expecting them to feel a little different but they don’t, just a nice, soft, quality breathable cotton.

The nanotechnology in this T-shirt helps to minimise the surface area for water and dirt to stick to, resulting in it beading up and rolling off of the fabric.

threadsmithsWe couldn’t wait to put it to the test so went into the garden to see how wet and dirty we could make Miss M’s T-shirt.  We started by throwing some water over her but no matter how much we poured, the water just beaded up and rolled off.  All that got wet was her arm, but the T-shirt remained bone dry!  We then tried a couple of sauces on the top, but like the water they just rolled off, or required a little water and light rub of your fingers to brush it off.

You can watch us in action here:

I found the resistance to liquid and dirt to be quite impressive, better than I expected.  I see this as a potentially fabulous technology particularly in something like baby or children’s clothing.  Can you imagine all the drink spills, milk from the cereal bowl and toothpaste spills just rolling off their clothes, this is certainly something I’d like to see more of within fabrics.

Will the protection last on the T-shirt?  Obviously I haven’t had it long enough to tell, although Threadsmiths claim that the T-shirts are fully machine washable and to maintain the water repellency it is advised to tumble dry the T-shirts every few washes.

This T-shirt has certainly responded to liquids and dirt very differently to any other clothing we own and with a children’s T-shirt coming soon from Threadsmiths, it is definitely something to look out for in the future!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the T-shirt in order to write the review.