An Aussie designer launches world’s first zero-waste bra.
I never thought much about how a bra is made and the possible environmental impact. Apparently they are made of different unsustainable materials: water-intensive cotton, spandex, petroleum-based polyurethane foam for padding. Who knew?
So Australian lingerie designer Stephanie Devine has launched “The Very Good Bra,” the world’s first zero-waste bra. It is biodegradable, the designer claims you could bury it in your garden at the end of its lifespan and it would leave no toxic waste. It has no wire and is made of tencel, a sustainable textile made from the wood pulp of eucalyptus trees, soft, absorbent and durable. Even the elastic is made from sustainably farmed rubber trees, organic cotton for sewing thread, and is dyed to meet the Global Organic Trading Standard. Organic inks for labelling and a completely compostable packaging to make sure it’s as clean as possible.
The designer determined that if there are two billion women currently on the planet with an average of nine bras each, it would add up to 18 billion bras headed to the landfill.
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