21 Jul '11, 12pm

Linda Loudermilk Premiers First-Ever Compostable Swimwear at Miami Fashion Week

Linda Loudermilk Premiers First-Ever Compostable Swimwear at Miami Fashion Week

Linda Lourdermilk's compostable swimsuit at Miami Fashion Week. Photo: Haute Natured Linda Loudermilk is making a major splash in the sustainable swimwear scene. The eco fashion designer premiered two compostable swimsuits at Miami Swim 2012 Fashion Week 's first-ever sustainable swimwear show, Haute Natured , Ecouterre reports . And yes, you can actually wear them in the water. Photos: Though Loudermilk has been a long-time TreeHugger favorite -- she's impressed us with Loudermilk Men , a hand-tailored Luxury Eco line, a denim collection , and in 2005 we named her one of the Best Sustainable Designers -- but her swimwear fails in comparison to what we've seen in the past. Made with plant starch, the compostable swimwear will, according to Loudermilk, completely decompose under soil within 180 days. The swimwear is a win in innovative materials, but the suits lack in desig...

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