Everyone wants their devices to do more. No longer is a phone for calling, it is also a GPS device, connection to the internet, tape measure, and camera just to mention a few. Apps are being developed every day to increase our productivity.
The same could be said for modern fabrics. No longer is it enough for our textiles to provide warmth, look good, or baffle sound; they often must offer built in bonus features. One of my favorite examples of this is Dallas Antimicrobial. Not only does this material look great with the metallized finish, but it has a plethora of built in performance features including graffiti resistance, superior abrasion resistance, PVC free, slight stretch, antimicrobial, and bacterial resistant all while being soft and supple. A lot is packed into this modern textile!