Ridiculously Cool Glow-In-The-Dark Textile Can Make Anything Look Like An Ocean Of Stars


Did you know that the closest star is about 93 million miles away from Earth? And it's the Sun.

Yup, those shiny pebbles that we romantically observe while lying in the grass on a crisp summer evening are clearly out of our reach. But there's something that can bring them closer ... in fact, as close as our bedroom, kitchen, or even skin.

Behold — fiber-optic fabric.

Before you start with the "WHATs" and "HOWs," let us explain.

Fiber-optic fabric, also known as luminous fabric and light-emitting fabric, is made from ultra-thin optic fibers woven together with synthetic fibers.

The optic fibers all meet at the edge of the textile, where they are connected to a light-emitting diode (LED).

Depending on the diode's color, the cloth lights up in different hues, turning an ordinary piece into a sparkly wonder.

The fabric is light, flexible, doesn't heat up, and is water resistant, meaning you can wash it.

Because of its versatility, it can be used to make almost anything. From glow-in-the-dark pillows ...

... to tablecloths ...

... to luxurious bed sets.

Stargazing has never been this easy. Just look at your comforter!

What about clothing, you ask? Obvi! Fiber-optic fabric is perfect for creating one-of-a-kind designs that can literally light up the catwalk.

Just check out this starry wedding gown created by Italian firm DreamLux.

Can we all take a moment and appreciate science and technology for making things like this exist?

(H/T: DreamLux | LumiGram)