Clean cotton laundry with sunlight?

Future cotton clothing could clean itself with just sunlight. A coating of titanium dioxide makes this possible.

From Popular Science:

Future shirts and socks could clean themselves using just sunlight [3], chemists report — all you’ll have to do is drape them over the balcony and voila, clean laundry. A coating of titanium dioxide makes this possible.

Titanium dioxide is found in products like solar panels and sunscreen — it absorbs ultraviolet light — and in several cleaning products, because it can be used to oxidize organic material. Cement, paint, windows and even odor-free socks contain TiO2, which is prized for its ability to kill microbes and break down dirt.

For more, see: Modified Cotton Cleans Itself When Exposed to Sunlight [4]