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Dubai designer uses nano-tech to turn a traditional black abaya green!

February 9, 2016 2:09 pm

A Dubai-based abaya fashion designer has come up with a way to take the traditional black cloak into the future by integrating nanotechnology into its sleeves, giving the garment the capability to charge a smartphone or tablet. Manaal Al Hammadi showcased her solar-powered abaya at the last month’s World Energy Summit 2016 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. Al Hammadi, who designs modern abaya with contemporary detailing, integrated solar cells into its generous folds. She experimented with organic photovoltaic (OPV) units,  made of flexible and lightweight thin film that…

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Dubai designer uses nano-tech to turn a traditional black abaya green!

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