The patches form the lining of two different strapless bra designs offered by Kellie K Apparel: the Alice and the Ava, available in black, beige and white. (The company also offers matching bikini-style underwear for the black and beige varieties.) Per the company’s website:

GeckTeck is a biocompatible, silicone-based material that achieves superior frictional adhesion using the same physical properties geckos use to cling to almost any surface. The material is designed so that it makes intimate contact with even the most sensitive skin without irritation. Such close contact creates an intermolecular attraction known as Van Der Waals forces that, on a micro level, keeps the lining close to the skin while still being comfortable to wear.


The first prototypes appeared a couple of years ago, and Roy has now refined his design based on customer feedback. He’s in the final hours of a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for Phase 2 of the project, having raised just over $17,000 of his $26,250 goal.

Image of gecko foot: Bjorn Christian Torrissen/Wikimedia Commons.