20 year old entrepreneur Aamir Patel just launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund his new Silic “Self Cleaning” T-Shirt.
It’s not really self-cleaning though. It’s more of a stay-clean t-shirt, by leveraging a hydrophobic (water hating) nanotechnology that creates a natural repellent to liquids.
Think of it like Scotch Guard on steroids, or NeverWet in a finely tuned garment application.
My buddies over at Nano-Tex have had this type of nanotechnology for a while in their Resist Spills and Aqupel products, but I don’t recall hearing about any specific companies making dailywear garments with it.
Aamir got inspiration from the product after learning about NeverWet, but was troubled with NeverWet’s clunky application process, short-lived effectiveness, and the hazardous warnings provided by the manufacturer.
Production will be done in San Francisco and the fabric is being sourced from Canada.
With 46 days to go, the campaign has already eclipsed it’s $20,000 goal ($25,316 as of 12/10). Looks like Aamir is going to bring is stain-proof t-shirt to life.
Sites That Link to this Post
- NeverWet At-Home Superhydrophobic Fabric Sprays | Undershirt Guy Blog | November 20, 2014
- Sofft: Stain Blocking Fabric Softener (Kickstarter) | Undershirt Guy Blog | November 20, 2014
- Swick: Undershirts That Hide Sweat Marks | Undershirt Guy Blog | May 14, 2014