25 Jul '11, 12pm

Swim Week in Miami Debuts World’s First Compostable Bathing Suit

Swim Week in Miami Debuts World’s First Compostable Bathing Suit

Can we save the planet with one bikini at a time? A designer featured during Swim Week in Miami thinks so. The first ever fully compostable bathing suit appeared on the runaway at the Setai. Designer Linda Loudermilk , a pioneer of the eco-fashion movement, created the first compostable swimsuit from a plant starch that had been turned into fabric. Loudermilk said of the bathing suit design , “You can use it again or you can throw it away. It’s very inexpensive, so it’s something you can give to your guests but it has a fashion forward look.” According to the “Luxury Eco” designer, the compostable bathing suit will not dissolve on a woman’s body when she wears it swimming, but if she decides she does not want to wear the suit anymore all she will have to do is bury it. The suit will decompose and breakdown in 180 days leaving no traces of it behind. Loudermilk was not the ...

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