Extex have been successfully shortlisted in the ‘Fabric’ category of the International Product Design Awards 2014.
Launched in June 2013 their project ‘Solar’ is a pioneering and stunning glow in the dark fabric with a striking impact. It’s the first luxurious fabric of its kind, designed and manufactured in the UK. Solar is a specially hand printed fabric with a glow-in-the-dark effect that appears as a subtle and sophisticated tone-on-tone patterned fabric by day, transforming into a striking luminescent galaxy at night.
The printing ink is a pioneering photo luminescent pigment that features a new type of long after-glow. With a super strong capability, the pigment absorbs solar energy, stores and automatically glows in the dark for several hours after just 5-30 minutes exposure to lights on deck or natural sunlight. Solar is the first Extex fabric to use a new and advanced permanent water, soil and stain repellency treatment applied after printing.
The brief was to launch a new fabric collection that complemented EXTEX’s existing collections, however they wanted something new and innovative that hadn’t been seen before.