It might sounds gross, but it’s actually space-age technology, used by NASA, and is environmentally friendlier than normal underwear.
Doing the laundry is one of the worst chores adults have to do. Many of us tend to put it off until the last minute–when we’re down to just a single pair of underwear. Well, what if you could get a pair of underwear that doesn’t require washing for weeks at a time? Well that’s what one company has created.
Laundry. How long do you go between washing your clothes? Are you someone who has to do at least one load a week? Or do you push it and go at least two? Either way, this new pair of undies can help you out.
Creation. They are the creation of online retailer Organic Basics, a Copenhagen-based company. They’re underwear that has been designed to last weeks between washes. Yep, you read that right–weeks.
Taste. The underwear line was inspired by materials that is used by NASA, and features all kinds of styles to fit your taste–including boxers, thongs, and tank tops. They have created a men’s or women’s collection as well, so everyone can get their own!
Environmentally Conscious. The company is incredibly environmentally conscious as well. Their main reason for creating these underwear you wash less is to help reduce carbon footprints that are caused by using the washing machine too frequently.
Incredible. The Silvertech 2.0 material is also recycled and is built to be “durable, comfortable and odor-killing.” The antimicrobial material that’s used also helps to “kill 99.9 percent of all the bacteria” as well, making these some really incredibly undies.
Polluting. According to the Daily Mail, Organic Basics explained, “The fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world, and two-thirds of that waste occurs during consumer use–particularly through washing and drying. SilverTech 2.0 is not only created with the most sustainable materials on the market, but it cuts down on consumer impact by reducing the need to wash your clothes as often.”
Technology. NASA uses similar material that helps to purify the water in the International Space Station. Organic Basics decided to take that technology to create a line of products that are heat resistant.
Crowdfunding. The company decided to use crowdfunding to help them make these underwear a reality. In the end they reached $155,589, far surpassing their original goal of $30,000, which means a lot of people are really into saving the environment and putting off laundry.
Treated. Organic Basics explained on their Kickstarter, “[Silvertech] is a well-known oligodynamic material–which means it naturally kills 99.9% of bacteria, fungi, and other microbes… All our underwear is treated with Polygiene, a sustainable, low-concentration recycled silver chloride treatment.”
Won’t Fade. All this fancy terminology means is that “you can wear them more and wash them less.” And the best part is that over time, the underwear’s technology will not fade, and it lasts until you have to throw them out.
Sustainable. Organic Basics first opened up shop in 2015, according to their website. They wanted to create basics that are environmentally responsible, and sustainable as well. So the company began creating underwear, socks, and even t-shirts.
Waste. Mads Fibiger, the company’s CEO and co-founder, told Business Insider, “Our business is sustainable fashion. The traditional way of buying, wearing, washing and throwing away overpriced underwear is terrible waste of resources.”
Reduce. “And it is extremely harmful to the environment,” he added. “It works. You can wear our underwear much longer before washing. You save time and money while we reduce the waste of water and energy.”
Post-Industrial. “We use mechanically recycled nylon which is extremely sustainable as a textile choice,” Fibiger explained to Business Insider. “The nylon’s raw material is made from mechanically recycled nylon developed in Italy from post-industrial waste fiber, yarn from spinning factories, and waste from weaving mills. And we use a seamless knitting technology making the garment comfortable to wear even for longer periods of time.”
Price. If you’re looking to snag yourself a pair of underwear or any of the company’s other products, head on over to their website. A pack of 10 boxers will set you back $152 and a 3-pack of hipster briefs costs $91. It’s a pretty good deal considering how you’ll be doing less laundry.