Italy – Developed by Italian clothing brand Kloters, RepAir is a new t-shirt that absorbs pollution in an effort to clean the surrounding air.
Embedded in the pocket of the t-shirt is an insert made of The Breath, a patented material that is usually integrated into buildings and vehicles to reduce pollution. The material is made of three layers. As the air flows into the pocket, the two outer layers act as a filter, separating the bad pollutants such as ozone, PAH and benzene from the healthy air molecules. The inner layer further prevents the poor air from being released.
Kloters highlights how innovative garment design could provide solutions to reverse the damage of air pollution. At a recent design workshop, local artists developed a pair of trainers that filter air through the soles of the shoe, to capture toxins and expel purified air.