Shay Alkalay makes sticky stain coverups for stained clothes

shay alkalay sticky stains on a shirt

Israeli designer Shay Alkalay is a man modeled after our own green heart. And with his cheeky invention, you will never have to say ‘out, out, damn spot,’ ever again.

Taking over your coffee spills (which might have otherwise ruined your best white shirt), is a little iron-on alien, known as a stickystain. A great way to keep your loved clothing item in circulation. 

Shay says: “These are iron-on stickers that turn unsightly stains into attractive doodles. An alternative way to prolong the life of stained clothes. A postcard sized sheet that would be enough to rescue at least 4 different stains.”

Hear, hear! We can imagine that they are great for kids clothes, too.

Shay’s not selling his stickies at the moment, as it’s just a concept idea for design school but you can make your own or order them from Etsy.

See also Shay’s partner’s wacky invention, the Evacuation Skirt – perfect for inflating in times of need. Like when global warming kicks in perhaps? If that invention doesn’t float your boat, she’s also made the Slipper Rocker. Part slipper, part rocker. 

yael mer inflatable dress

Yael Mer’s Evacuation skirt transforms to a canoe when climate change sets in. For Tel Aviv that happened in the winter of 2019-2020. The city was flooded and people died.

Yael Mer slipper rocker

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7 thoughts on “Shay Alkalay makes sticky stain coverups for stained clothes”

  1. Gitta Zarum says:

    I’ve often covered small moth holes or stains with embroidered flowers.

  2. Amanda, Shay is a guy. I’ve interviewed him.
    – Karin

  3. Amanda says:

    Good news, just a little crit….Shay is a ‘lady’!

  4. Jack says:

    and now we can reduce the poisoning of our water sources by using less detergent…

  5. keith says:


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