Compostable Bikini? Just add water.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jul 22, 2011
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Above: “Eco Swim by Aqua Green – model is wearing our fabulous laser cut zig zag triangle and tie side pant making sustainable swimwear super sexy!”

We’ve reviewed plenty of men’s and women’s swimwear plenty of times before. Click here for some of that. But never had we heard of…compostable swimwear. Awesome idea—and fun—but don’t worry, it won’t melt off your happily swimming stylee self.

From Linda Loudermilk, via The Blaze:

Linda Loudermilk, an “eco-couture” designer, said she will debut the world’s first fully compostable bathing suit Friday night during a Swim Week runway show. The Miami Herald reports:

It’s fashioned from a plant starch, she said, that has been turned into a fabric so new she just got her hands on it four days earlier. She said the suit won’t dissolve on a woman’s body, but bury it under dirt, like in a land fill, and it would break down within 180 days — leaving not a single spandex strap, blot of chemical dye or foam bra cup insert behind.

“You can use it again or you can throw it away,’’ said Loudermilk, a pioneer of the eco-fashion movement. “It’s very inexpensive so it’s something you can give to your guests but it has a fashion forward look.

Photo here.

And, from Aqua Green:

Eco Swim by Aqua Green is debuting its first collection in 2012! Designed with a contemporary flair, this collection boasts great styling, trend right looks and feel. Our advanced fabrics and production techniques make this collection the more sustainable choice when it comes to choosing a swimsuit to wear. Touted in June 2012, Good wrote “Eco Swim by Aqua Green that’s good for your figure and better for the environment. It’s one of the only swimwear collections on the market that’s taking steps to lower its impact on the planet”. Our mission is to provide fashionable, excellent quality, and planet-friendly swimwear. We will achieve this by embracing sustainable technologies and methods, hence “reducing our carbon footprint in the sandTM”.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


2 Responses to “Compostable Bikini? Just add water.”

  1. I'd like to order some and bring this unique item to our shores (philippines)…let me know who should I contact

  2. Mary says:

    I wonder what the carbon footprint is, though…