Thursday, March 11, 2010

Banana Hammocks Now Made From Bananas

Australian underwear company hailed for making the "wonderbra" for men have unveiled a new line of underwear created from banana plant textiles. Ecouterre reports:

A world's first, the made-in-Australia men's unmentionables comprise 27 percent banana fiber (made from the bark weave of the plant), 64 percent organic cotton, and 9 percent Lycra. This combo, according to company spokesman Lloyd Jones, makes for a fabric that's lightweight yet absorbent.

"Naturally, you can't really add anymore banana fiber than that because it might be a bit squishy," says Jones. And although the skivvies give "banana hammock" a whole new meaning, they don't actually smell like bananas, so you won't have to fend off snack-happy monkeys from your nethers.

We'd still keep our eyes peeled, though, if we were you.

I'm all in favor of more eco-friendly underwear. Especially if they come with the hunk in the video after the jump (no nudity, but possibly nsfw).

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