Sunday, November 16, 2008

A Suit You Can Wash In The Shower

This weekend's Financial Times of London offers an alternative suit cleaning solution for the laziest suit wearers among us. The Shower Clean Suit comes from Japanese fashion company Konaka and is designed to be cleaned, as the name implies, in the shower.

Dry cleaning is not such a clean industry. The dry cleaning process uses perchloroethylene , or "perc", hydrocarbons and silicone all of which are known carcinogens. There are greener healthier dry cleaning alternatives, but with the Shower Clean Suit one can cut out the middle man, altogether.

For $450, you can cop a suit whose fibers, thanks to a microscopic polymer coating, remain stable and hence look the same after the rinse.