Today, consumers are become increasingly aware of their environmental impact and are taking measures to become more and more eco-friendly. However, there is one particular item that ends up in landfills polluting our environment and yet, no one ever talks about it. We’re talking about bras!
Bras are made from a variety of unsustainable materials, from water-intensive cotton, to spandex, to petroleum-based polyurethane foam for padding. So once they’re discarded, these synthetic fabrics will sit in landfills and take forever to disappear.
It’s no wonder Australian lingerie designer Stephanie Devine launched The Very Good Bra, the world’s first zero-waste bra. The biodegradable bra, Devine claims, is so Earth-friendly that “you could bury it in your garden at the end of its lifespan and it would leave no toxic waste.”
The bra comes with no wire and is made of Aussie-made tencel, a sustainable textile made from the wood pulp of eucalyptus trees, which requires a fraction of the water used by cotton. It features elastic made from sustainably farmed rubber trees, organic cotton for sewing thread and is dyed to meet the Global Organic Trading Standard
Read full news here: https://www.ecowatch.com/sustainable-fashion-aussie-designers-2575439639.html