Tree-Hugging Bra Hits Japan

Eco-friendly product features chopstick compartment
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2007 12:38 PM CST

(Newser) – The latest weapon in the fight to save trees? The Chopstick Bra, which offers a handy pouch to slide chopsticks into. Each Japanese citizen goes through 200 pairs of disposable wooden chopsticks in a year—a grand total of 25 billion pairs nationwide. One lingerie company is responding with the green underwear, which comes complete with collapsible chopsticks wearers will have with them wherever they go, Salon reports.

And the new-fangled brassiere isn’t disguising its environmental conscience: One cup is shaped to resemble a bowl of rice, the other a bowl of miso. Not sold on wearing what you’ve just eaten with? The novelty undergarment is functional, too: Its hidden treasure is a structural push-up and will “gently accentuate cleavage” for the eco-friendly gourmand.