Taking the concept of recycling to a whole new level, recently, ASOS, the UK-based fashion retailer, unveiled underwear made out of plastic bottles and old fishing nets. Micro fibre fabrics made from recycled polyamides and polyester are used to make various styles. Bras, bralettes, panties, are a part of the collection; the bras are available in soft triangle mould, push-up and non-wired shapes. The colours used are the classic, white, beige, black.
The bras and panties do have the regular polyester and elastane fabric; however, most of it is crafted out of recycle polyamide, carpets and old fishing nets. Hence, there’s less use of chemicals, energy and on the whole helps in reduce the fashion footprint as well.
ASOS is also looking at using more recycled fibres in their products. Speaking about it, the company’s CEO, Nick Beighton said that at present 80 per cent of the fabric in the ASOS’s branded denim collection was made out of recycled sources and the company also plans to use 100 per cent recycled sustainable materials for its denim range, by the following year.