Tuesday, February 19, 2008

You've Got Wood in Your Underpants

While doing some research on ecological designs, I came across a new line of "sexy, ethical undies".

I don't know about you but those those words kind of cancel each other out for me. It's like saying clinical intercourse.

A French designer by the name of Sophie Young has sprouted forth a collection entitled g=9.8 (an allusion to gravitational acceleration), using a new fabric made from white pine tree clippings called Lenpur®. 

Young touts the eco-benefits of Lenpur as "no extra water" is needed "to produce the wood scraps, and the fabric is supposedly biodegradable."

g=9.8 also claims, "The comfort of silk, the feel of cashmere, and the coolness of linen. The resulting pieces acquire surprising thermal regulating and anti-stress properties." 

Yes, I can see how the ability to keep cool while getting hot and bothered would be a good thing. Throw in the ability to withstand the stress of heavy load, pressure, shock impact as well as contortions during amorous encounters. Sounds like Young has great plans for her undies.

She's an enterprising one alright, as she doesn't intend to stop at undies. A line of sporty and modern, athletic and sleepwear lines in taking root. 

Hope we don't get splinters in our nether parts ...