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This Danish startup invented underwear you can wear for weeks without washing — here's how it works

This Danish startup invented underwear you can wear for weeks without washing — here's how it works

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  • They claim silver content makes this possible.

  • Saving the planet one 2 pack of boxers at a time. Innovative concepts for sustainable garments will always catch my eye. The amount of water and just general waste that humans produce is downright astonishing.

    At first reading about these underwear and not realizing how many products already exist

    Saving the planet one 2 pack of boxers at a time. Innovative concepts for sustainable garments will always catch my eye. The amount of water and just general waste that humans produce is downright astonishing.

    At first reading about these underwear and not realizing how many products already exist with silver particles woven into them to help reduce smell and sustain elasticity for longer use, I was a little freaked out and did some homework.

    According to a Scientific American article from 2014, (see link below) "the danger to human health is considered to be relatively low, studies have shown that silver nanoparticles can be toxic to many aquatic organisms and bioaccumulate in the food chain." Now im not sure if the same could be said for this company and its product but it's good to be informed.

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/silver-nanoparticles-in-clothing-pose-no-new-risk/

  • Overall, I think this is a great idea! Silver anti-microbial materials have already been used in towels and cleaning rags, why not in our clothing too?

    Creating and maintaining our clothing uses up so much energy (even if you don’t use a dryer, the washer itself uses high amounts of energy), and the

    Overall, I think this is a great idea! Silver anti-microbial materials have already been used in towels and cleaning rags, why not in our clothing too?

    Creating and maintaining our clothing uses up so much energy (even if you don’t use a dryer, the washer itself uses high amounts of energy), and the clothes dot last as long because of these harsh cleaning methods. By washing them less, the underclothes will last longer too.

    For me personally, it might take some getting used to wearing the same ones for so long, but I would eventually get used to it. I hope they come out with more styles and colors in the near future.

  • Conceptually, I am disgusted by the idea of wearing the same underwear for weeks, but this article does have several great points in defense of the creation. I mean, in all truth, underwear IS insanely overpriced and often poor quality, therefore not long lasting. Additionally, resources truly are wasted

    Conceptually, I am disgusted by the idea of wearing the same underwear for weeks, but this article does have several great points in defense of the creation. I mean, in all truth, underwear IS insanely overpriced and often poor quality, therefore not long lasting. Additionally, resources truly are wasted when it comes to washing underwear, especially water supply. It’s hard NOT to defend this, even when the special ingredient is silver, which sounds ominous for many reasons. It’s just a matter of making these products affordable for everyone and making sure they become popular. With places like Victoria’s Secret around for women, it’s hard to say it’ll make a dent in women’s purchases. Too many of us are content spending our hard earned money on expensive underwear...

  • I would like to see someone test drive this product outside of Scandinavia. It's one thing for these things to hold up in a mild Danish autumn, but let's see how long they go before they "need washing" in a New York summer.

  • Refreshing.

  • At last!

  • Are you kidding me right now? You mean in a world where I thought I wouldn't be surprised any longer with innovations, this just blew me off. I really can't imagine how convenient it will sound or ethical it will look. It's not a bad idea conserving resources, efforts and time and the need to do something

    Are you kidding me right now? You mean in a world where I thought I wouldn't be surprised any longer with innovations, this just blew me off. I really can't imagine how convenient it will sound or ethical it will look. It's not a bad idea conserving resources, efforts and time and the need to do something people really would love to try out. For the record, I just learnt silver kills bacteria. These underwears I'm sure wouldn't be easily affordable but it's worth it... 20 underwear can just be replaced by one? Funny but cool, I'll love to try it on sometimes.