An eco-friendly bra from Japan?

An eco-friendly bra from Japan?

Speaking of strange and unusual lingerie, have you heard of the My Chopsticks bra? Developed by Triumph, this bra is apparently designed to make folks more aware of environmental issues. Yes, it's more about the chopstick issue than the strange cups themselves.

As you can see, the bra is a pair of cups that look like typical lunch bowls. And then there is the pair of folded chopsticks which are neatly put away into a bra. In case you missed its location,it is on the side, right under the armpit. You know, the central sweating zone that requires tons of roll-on antiperspirant.

According to the designer, the aim was to tell folks about the bad effects of mass production of chopsticks. This refers to the issue of 'how many trees do you cut down to make so-and-so amount of chopsticks per year'. It's the whole we are consuming the earth through our consumption of goodies issue.

Well, I can see how this was a noble message on her side. However, I do have serious misgivings about that bra. Are women supposed to wear that underneath their work clothes? How is that even going to work? Or are women just supposed to dress in this for certain events? Finally, would you eat your meals using anything that has been tucked away close to a smelly part of your body? It may sound like somewhat harsh criticism but here's the thing. If no one is comfortable enough to wear this as normal under-my-dress attire and are a bit too sensible to wear just a bra to a dinner party, then surely this design is not really being used by anyone. That's not really good for the environment now, is it?