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Presenting the world's first 'green bikinis'
23
Jul '11
Green bikinis, made from sustainable materials like bamboo, hemp or recycled plastic bottles, were on display for the first time at the Swim Week held in Miami, Florida.

A team of eco-couture designers presented a line of swimsuits designed from several compostable materials, rather than from synthetic textiles like polyester.

Linda Loudermilk, one of the designers claimed of having designed the world's first-ever completely compostable swim suit, with its bra cups made out of plant oil.

She asserted that the garment, once discarded and buried under dirt, would automatically biodegrade itself within 180 days without leaving behind any traces.

Besides Loudermilk, the event even showcased green bikini collections from Meadow, MAE Couture and Aqua Green.

Such green bikinis would also be beneficial for the manufacturing companies, as their low durability compared to conventional swimwear will keep generating a constant demand for the same.

However, there are some challenges in the use of eco-friendly material. For example, absence of spandex, which is of much importance in women swimwear, as it makes the costume fit tightly due to its exceptional elastic properties.

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