as part of Edinburgh's Science Festival this year i caught up with the 'Field of Jeans' and a lecture on 'Catalytic clothing',a collaboration between Helen Storey and Professor Tony Ryan. Basically and very briefly they are working towards producing a washing solution that would leave clothes washed in it with a catalytic layer that would help purify the air.
you wouldn't need to be as static as their installation, simply walk around and help the environment. i am interested in all the 'dry clean only' clothing that are produced; Helen Storey was wearing a very beautiful Vivienne Westwood which i wouldn't have thought would have a 30 degree wash symbol on it!
however it is an interesting idea although i am not 100 percent convinced by it as it would rely on the consumer to take an active role but interesting to see where it leads them. They are giving a talk at the Stroud Textile Festival in May.