New Water Proof Silic T-Shirt Created By Young Entrepreneur
Have you ever arrived to work, sat down at your desk and pined for a sip of coffee? Only to take the first sip, look down and you’ve spilt it all over your shirt. Now you’ve got to walk around with a wet coffee shirt for the duration of the day. Well… Those days are over. Right now on Kickstarter there is a group of young entrepreneur scientists and the former designer for Vera Wang Collection who’s created a water-proof T-Shirt called Silic. The video shows a young made having soda and Gatorade poured all over him and the liquid is bouncing off him like he’s the “Caped Crusader”. It actually looks pretty fun. The shirts are woven with a hydrophobic silica, also known as silicon dioxide. “Self Cleaning Clothing With Hydrophobic Nanotechnology,” as the Kickstarter says, might be a vague enough claim to cause some concern, but we’ve definitely seen similarly cool stuff with aerosol sprays, so it’s not too much of a stretch to think this could work with clothing. How the shirt actually feels, along with how long it retains its properties (the team says 80 washes) might require a closer look.