A swimsuit has been developed that dries off almost as soon as the wearer steps out of the pool or sea. The effect is said to be as natural as water sliding off the skin.
The technology works by letting water pass through the fabric rather than being absorbed into it. Each fabric fibre is surround by an invisible non-toxic mesh that creates a permanent water-repelling barrier without interfering with the weave.
Both the adults’ and children’s costumes are chlorine resistant. The swimwear for youngsters also has an SPF 50 rating and is promoted as ideal for children who are in and out of the pool all day.
“As a mum I’ve found these bathing suits an essential time saver,” said Amy Hardin, from Sun Dry Technologies, a division of Solestrom International. “I don’t end up with a bag of damp bathing suits to
rush to wash and get hung up as soon as we get home.”
by Andy Moreton