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New fabrics (1st of 7)

In the 2010s AgResearch scientists developed a new merino-based fabric containing an anti-bacterial agent that resisted odour. This meant it needed less washing and was therefore more environmentally sustainable. AgResearch hoped to find a business partner to take their invention to the market. In this promotional video we see fashion designers' response to the fabric and whether they would use it. 

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Simon Nathan, 'Research institutions - Government research organisations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/44978/new-fabrics (accessed 4 June 2020)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 22 Oct 2014