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18/12/2013 10:06 GMT | Updated 25/01/2014 21:01 GMT

Silic T-Shirt Is Waterproof And Impossible To Stain

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This Should Could Save You from Your Next Spill

We've all been there - donned a smart white t-shirt, stepped out into the world and been immediately tagged by a flying dollop of ketchup.

Thankfully, this could soon be a thing of the past.

Using 'Hydrophobic Nanotechnology', an American college student has developed a shirt that is impossible to stain - the Silic Shirt.

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Impressive

And even more fortuitously, unlike some water-proofing sprays or treatments it won't give you cancer or brain damage.

The fabric of the garment has a "nanotechnology bonded to the fibres on the microscopic level" consisting of billions of silica particles.

These cause water-based liquids to simply roll off the material rather than soak into it.

The shirt's designer, Aamir Patel, 20, said: "I knew there had to be a way to make a product that was safe for consumer use and could last through the wash cycles. We use a four-way stretch polyester similar to the fabric you would find in a Nike or Under Armor shirt.

"It is very soft and the nanotechnology does not alter its feel since it is not a topical coating."

If you want one they will be going on sale in May for around £30.

The t-shirts are being funded on KickStarter and the project has already far surpassed its original target of $20,000.