Melbourne, September 22 : An Australian company has invented "shower suits" that can be worn while they wash.
Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), the research and marketing body which represents Australian woolgrowers, has revealed that the garment does not require soaking, dry cleaning or even soap.
"The idea is that you hang it up and then ... you give it a spray, and leave it overnight, and it's dry the next morning,'' news.com.au quoted Stephen Feighan, the company's corporate affairs spokesman, as saying.
He has revealed that it was a Japanese researcher working for AWI who invented the suit by combining three technologies.
He says that the minimal use of lining allows the suit to dry quickly.
Feighan says that the shower suit will particularly be of interest to busy corporate executives who travel frequently or stay up late.
According to him, the airline industry has also evinced interest in the garment.
Feighan admits that he has not tried the shower suit himself, as they are cut to fit Japanese figures.
He, however, insists that the Japanese market has taken a liking to the "shower suit'', and that orders have been placed for 170,000 of the woollen garments.
The company believes that its shower suit will spread from the Japanese market through Europe and India.
Feighan thinks the suit, made from local wool, may be available in Australia in 12 to 18 months' time.