Self-cleaning fabrics could revolutionize the sport apparel industry. The same technology, created by scientists working for the U.S. Air Force, has already been used to create t-shirts and underwear that can be worn hygienically for weeks without washing.
The new technology attaches nanoparticles to clothing fibers using microwaves. Then, chemicals that can repel water, oil and bacteria are directly bound to the nanoparticles. These two elements combine to create a protective coating on the fibers of the material. This coating both kills bacteria, and forces liquids to bead and run off (see diagram above).
Up for auction : VINTAGE ASTON VILLA 1988 MATCH WORN HUMMEL SHIRT +No.6+
The seller added the following : YOU ARE INVITED TO BID ON THIS AUTHENTIC HUMMEL 1988-89 ASTON VILLA PLAYERS JERSEY SHIRT. THIS IS AN ORIGINAL SHIRT NOT A REMAKE OR RETRO ISSUE**OTHER AUCTIONS INCLUDE ADIDAS, HUMMEL, LE COQ, UMBRO, KAPPA SHIRTS
Up for auction : SIGNED WORN MCINNES RANGERS SCOTTISH CUP FINAL 1996
The seller added the following : I am starting to sell off the vast majority of my Glasgow Rangers worn shirts. These shirts have been collected over many, many years and it hasn't been an easy decision to make. However I was approached by someone who wanted to buy 6 of my shirts for what I considered incredible money (worn Laudrup, Gascoigne, McCoist, Goram, Prso and Ferguson) and once I had parted with them and didn't feel any pain I decided to sell off a lot of my others!
AEGON will be the new head sponsor of AFC Ajax from 1 July 2008. The sponsorship deal between Ajax and AEGON has been laid down for a period of 7 years, in which an annual sponsorship amount of maximally 12 million euro will be paid.
This amount consists of a fixed component of 10 million euro and a variable part of 2 million euro. Furtherrmore, as an affirmation of the launch as head sponsor, another 1.5 million is added, divided over the first three years. The total sponsorship amount can add up to 85.5 million euro, minus VAT. AEGON will have a prominent place on the official match kits of all Ajax teams from next season.
The SFA are proud to announce the launch of the new Diadora/ Scotland 3rd kit which will be worn against Georgia in the crucial Euro Qualifier on Wednesday 17th October.
The limited edition kit was gradually revealed over the weekend of the 13th and 14th October at Diadora.com with the full reveal of the new kit at 3.33pm on Monday 15th October on the same web site.