The harms of Nanotechnology

We’re firm believers that Ably Apparel® makes some of the greatest clothing in the world. Our apparel is stain and odor resistant, making it easy to go from the gym, to work and to dinner without having to change. But that’s not all. At Ably®, we pride ourselves on making all-natural eco-friendly products with these properties. We don’t use nanoparticles or harmful chemicals that break down and leach into your skin or the environment.

We know what you’re thinking: what exactly are nanoparticles and what is so harmful about them?

Nanoparticles are a technology that clothing manufacturers use in clothing to make fabrics UV-resistant and to minimize the growth of bacteria. They’re mostly found in synthetic workout clothing. The intended benefit of nanoparticles on fabrics is to minimize odors from a workout or increased everyday wear, but what you don’t often see on the tag is that these nanoparticles are composed of silver, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. In fact, they’re so small, they can be absorbed into your skin; sweating during a workout expedites this process.

The side effects of absorbing a high level of nanoparticles are frightening. There are numerous diseases associated with the exposure to nanoparticles including, but not limited to neurological diseases, autoimmune diseases and gastrointestinal diseases.




In fact, one study suggests that by wearing these sporting materials while working up a sweat, you’ll expose yourself to more than “three times the amount you’d get if you take a dietary supplement that contains silver.”

At Ably®, we don’t want you to have to choose between your health and your clothing. All our apparel is activated with Filium®, our eco-friendly technology that does not use nanoparticles or harmful chemicals. Ably’s lightweight hoodies and shirts are safe for your skin for everyday wear, yet durable enough to withstand a tough workout and active lifestyle.

What Ably® uses: Filium®

So how does Ably® manage to create stain and odor repellent clothing without nanoparticles or other harmful chemicals that leach into your skin? We use Filium®, our patented technology that is produced according to bluesign® standards for sustainable materials and production.

What causes clothing to smell? The reality is that it’s not sweat that makes clothes stink—it’s bacteria that grows when sweat soaks into fabric. Since Filium® repels liquid, your perspiration evaporates through the breathable fabric, leaving your clothes smelling fresh even after a hard workout. It’s this exact repellant property that makes all our Filium®-activated clothing repel most stains as well.

Why Ably®:

When you choose Ably®, you're choosing a brand that fights to minimize its carbon footprint by design. Ably® and Filium® have the potential to revolutionize the textile industry, making our clothing convenient, sustainable, and safe. Our apparel is  21st Century Apparel.

Buying Ably® helps you save your skin and your health. Not only are you stopping unsafe particles from entering your body, but you’re also making a significant dent in your carbon footprint by reducing your laundry.

You don’t have to choose between your skin and your health with Ably®. So go ahead - wear your outfit to the gym, then to dinner and don’t throw it in the hamper when you get home. We’ve got you covered - literally.