World’s first compostable bikini reachesramp

World’s first compostable bikini reaches the ramp

11:36 AM, 2nd August 2011
World’s first compostable bikini reaches the ramp
Compostable bikini by Linda Loudermilk. (C) Haute Natured.

MIAMI, US: At the first-ever sustainable swimwear show during Fashion Week Miami Swim - Haute Natured, Luxury Eco designer Linda Loudermilk revealed the world’s first compostable bathing suit on the Haute Natured runway. According to Loudermilk, the bikini made out of plant starch, decomposes completely within 180 days under soil. Presently, Loudermilk has designed two swimsuits with an earthly style quotient.

Since the bikini has a limited period of use, the fabric could also be put to use for kids clothing such as nappies or clothes, as they can be decomposed when children grow out to them. 

“The importance of the compostable swim suits that we put down the runway in Miami is that this launched the beginning of an ERA. Not only can we produce sex appeal from compostable materials but also classic suits in all sizes in affordable volume with Luxury Eco style,” said Loudermilk.

Haute Natured, presented by Mogul Events and ecosystM, was part of the Fashion Week Miami Swim, recently held on 15th July, 2011 in Miami. The latest eco-friendly swimwear collections from Eco Swim, Linda Loudermilk, Meadow and MAE Couture, were efforts to raise environmental awareness and benefit the Seakeeper’s Society for marine research and ocean conservation.

The group of designers also featured sustainable swimwear designs made from wood pulp, hemp and bamboo, as well as from recycled plastic bottles, up-cycled factory scraps of cotton and nylon and repurposed material such as military parachutes.

(C) WOC News



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