February 19, 2014 AT 4:00 am

You Need this Self Cleaning T-Shirt #WearableWednesday

NanoShirt

If you are like most people, a white shirt doesn’t stay clean for long. Maybe you don’t relish the idea of smelling like bleach at the next party. Hello, nanotechnology! Check out this practical example as reported on CNet.

Silic is billed as “self-cleaning clothing with hydrophobic nanotechnology,” and it’s nearly tripled its funding goal on Kickstarter. Silic creator Aamir Patel, a San Francisco student who successfully funded shirts that can be written on with light, holds a can of NeverWet in the promo vid and says it contains a chemical known to cause cancer and birth defects, referring to California warnings on the label. (Rust-Oleum, maker of NeverWet, counters that the product is safe.)

Patel says the Silic shirt doesn’t pose such dangers, and resists everything from sodas to ketchup to soy sauce, and, of course, water and bacteria. This feature is said to last up to 80 wash cycles.

Check out the clean shirt dream yourself.

Nanotechnology is already being used to take ordinary cotton and give it color changing properties, making it useful for military, as well as fashion purposes. Now we just need Harry Potter’s Invisibility Cloak.


Experimenting with NeverWet + Electronics


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