Neem in your knickers

Silk and satin are passe. Nylon and polyester are sweaty and bad for the planet. It's no surprise that designers are experimenting with sustainable fabric when it comes to innerwear. And it's not just any eco-friendly material. Lingerie fashioned from fabric soaked in turmeric, dipped in neem and infused with Indian madder (a flowering plant) is making its way from southern India's shores to boutiques in Britain and online stores in Australia and Japan.

In Japan, Sachiko Betsumei's ayurvedic 'Haramaki' or 'belly-warming underwear' as she calls it, is fast gaining popularity...................Read more


Source: The Times of India

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