The Week in Pictures: Amazing Compostable Swimwear, Africa's Epic Drought, and More

Emma Grady

Emma Grady
Living / Style
July 22, 2011

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A high-end compostable swimsuit recently made a huge splash in Miami. We answer your burning question...does it decompose while swimming?

We also have startling photos of the epic, devastating drought underway in Africa, new plant species, a minimalist approach to the desk, a tasty artichoke recipe from the French Alps, and more in our roundup of the best images on TreeHugger this week.

Loudermilk's Barely-There Bikini

Linda Loudermilk is making a major splash in the sustainable swimwear scene. The eco fashion designer premiered two compostable swimsuits at Haute Natured, Miami Swim 2012 Fashion Week's first-ever sustainable swimwear show, Ecouterre reports.

Made with plant starch, the compostable swimwear will, according to Loudermilk, completely decompose under soil within 180 days. And yes, you can actually wear it in the water.

Read the full story: Linda Loudermilk Premiers First-Ever Compostable Swimwear at Miami Fashion Week

Photo: Haute Natured