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2008-08-29 12:55:00

A former military technology can make almost any surface or fabric waterproof but remain breathable. Originally, the process was developed to ensure soldiers' clothing remained impermeable to chemical weapons. Now the developers of the process have signed a deal with shoemaker Hi-Tec to use the technology to waterproof many of its shoes. This week was the first commercial debut of the treated shoes in London. The Ministry of Defence funded the technology and it was developed at its Defence...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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