Stain-Proof Shirt Never Needs To Be Washed [Video]

SILIC hydrophobic clothing repels food and water with ease.

Ross Brooks
Ross Brooks on December 19, 2013. @greenidealism

Whether you have to contend with sweat or the occasional condiment, there is now a piece of clothing that can repel any and all liquids. SILIC touts itself as ”self-cleaning clothing with hydrophobic nanotechnology,” which means it can take almost anything you throw at it, and still come away stain-free.

SILIC’s fabric is layered with billions of silica particles, which means liquid molecules won’t be able to touch the fabric because of a microscopic layer of air that forms. The shirt’s design “screams confidence but remains simple” according to the developers and helps to enhance your torso for a bold look. Unlike other hydrophobic technologies that wash away after one cycle, the SILIC shirts are fully machine and hand washable, able to retain their properties for up to 80 wash cycles.


The T-shirt was created by Aamir Patel, a San Francisco student who also successfully funded shirts that can be written on with light. His current campaign has more than tripled its $20,000 goal, where you can order one of the hydrophobic T-shirts in black or white for just $48.


Source: CNET

Images: SILIC

TOPICS: Sports & Fitness
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