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.
The tops can resist any spills and splashes including Coca-Cola, tomato ketchup, mustard, milkshakes, beer, ink and even red wine.
He created a fabric that has the nanotechnology bonded to the fibers on a microscopic level.
This means they won't irritate the skin.
After testing his method, the business student created a page about the invention, named Silic, on crowdfunding website Kickstarter.
According to Patel’s Kickstarter page, there are certain steps wearers have to take to make sure the T-shirts stays waterproof. These include not using fabric softener in a machine wash, no bleaching or washing with colors and no ironing. Patel also advises wearers not to dry clean the shirt. To reactivate the water repelency, the T-shirt must also be put through a tumble dryer on a low heat at least once every three washes.
The t-shirts are being funded on KickStarter and the project has already far surpassed its original target of $20,000.