Designed by Fashion Design student Noor Rashid Butt in collaboration with Physics Professor Khaled Saoud, the Nanoabaya is treated using nanotechnology that absorbs UVB rays to improve the synthesis of Vitamin D by the skin and block the sun’s harmful rays in extreme summer climates. The abaya also has thermal insulating properties that maintain a comfortable temperature for the end user by blocking heat particles.
Noor Rashid Butt (QA), Khaled Saoud (US), Christopher Fink (US)
The Nanotechnology + Textiles Lab re-envisions traditional Qatari garments with increased functionality. It incorporates research and nanotechnology with textiles and fashion design, aiming to create textiles with thermal, anti-bacterial, UV protection, self-cleaning or water-repellent properties. Founded by Khaled Saoud and Christopher Fink.