Traveling the world can leave you speechless, whether its because of the sheer beauty of new cities and countries, or, because you don`t know the language to communicate with locals. In an effort to remedy these language barriers, three Swiss friends developed a T-shirt that could help the world communicate better.
George, Steven, and Florian created the Iconspeak World T-shirt ($33)
, which features 40 essential icons, like fire and car, in 2015 after experiencing miscommunication in the depths of Vietnamese backcountry.
Such situations got us thinking about how to bridge language barriers with utmost simplicity, on a global level, the three friends write on their site.
They say they chose a shirt, because you won`t have to worry about re-charging it, or needing an internet connection to access the symbols.
While it may not be ideal if youre actually trying to learn the native language, having universal symbols definitely can help in those frustrating communication situations (like if you need to find a bathroom or the police station).
So whether youre an experienced traveler or just on vacation, you might want to think about packing this shirt in your bag.