As well as the high-tech pyjamas with soft bio-ceramic print that we reported on a couple of blogs ago, we have noticed other stories which show that onesies and pyjamas design is getting cleverer. From mountain high and the wonderful world of winter sports we learn that the retro ski onesie is making a return. But are they practical for skiing? We would have to agree with one of the conclusions in that article, “Onesies are fun, just like classic cars. But anyone with a classic car knows that aesthetic rarely equals practicality.” Perhaps we should develop our own funski range of water-proof adult onesies.
Then from even higher up we note that special moisturising pyjamas have been developed for those flying long haul. The Daily Mail reports that Emirates airline, has developed nutrient-rich sea kelp pyjamas. You are wondering why. Well, flying tends to de-hydrate the skin because of the air quality in the cabin. Tough if you are in economy, you just get off looking like a wrinkled prune but in first class you get special hi-tech pyjamas which are made from a unique ‘self-moisturising’ material containing billions of tiny capsules which gently release a nutrient-rich sea kelp extract to keep your skin from drying out. This so-called ‘Hydra Active Microcapsule Technology’ stays active for ten or so washes, says Emirates, so first class passengers can enjoy the effect while back at home. Mind you, if you can afford the sort of money needed to travel first class then you will probably just chuck them or leave them on the aircraft. There is probably a great secondary market in all the freebies passengers have left on their flights. Not the Monarch magazine but Emirates first class passengers are also treated to their own Bulgari amenity kits, made out of genuine leather.
But to top it all do you think they use onesies and pyjamas far out in space? Oh yes – as reported by Huff Post and others, Boeing has developed a new one piece suit for astronauts. “The tailor-made clothing, which resembles a high-tech onesie, lets water vapour pass out, but keeps air inside, keeping the astronauts cool and safe.” So its official from NASA – onesies are cool and safe. Where will this evolution of onesies and pyjamas end?