My New Weekend Wardrobe: A Shirt That Repels Food Stains


Here’s some cool clothing that science created for slobs who’d like to eat in peace.

If you’re one of those people who can enjoy a meal without getting messy, then well, lol, okay, hooray for you. If not, then welcome to the club and here’s a shirt for your troubles. It’s not just a shirt. It’s a shirt that repels stains—coffee, mustard, ketchup, soy sauce, hot sauce, chipotle mayo, whipped cream, raspberry vinaigrette, etc.

According to Fast Company:

This almost zany-level of stain protection is thanks to a nanotech coating of hydrophobic material. You’ve probably seen videos of such materials on YouTube. They work by disrupting the hydrogen bond that binds together water molecules. Water has to push away from the material’s surface to keep its structural integrity. The result is waterproofing at the molecular level.

Nice. Why sit on the couch in non-Unstainable clothes fretting about staining your clothes, when you can sit on the couch in Unstainable clothes and not worry at all? You can do whatever.

Cool, is it comfortable, tho?

The magic material uses liquid-repelling fibers that are 100,000 times smaller than a grain of sand, applied to fabric through a bathing and curing process. These fibers sit on top of otherwise normal silk and cotton textiles. The material, the company claims, can reject liquids for years, but retains a fabric’s natural breathability. So you can perspire, and the shirt won’t slide around your sweaty body as if it’s on stinky ball bearings.

I’m sure there’s a downside to this, but so far everything about it sounds necessary. It’s currently on Kickstarter.


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