The cold hand of technology has now invaded the world of lingerie. Underwear will not only provide women with the necessary support of unmentionable body parts, but it will also make them (the women not the body parts) “green” and environmentally friendly!

Triumph International Japan Limited has introduced its latest brainchild, a solar bra with a built-in solar panel that captures and redistributes the sun’s power and can actually generate enough electric energy to power a cell phone or an iPod!

The solar panel on this environmentally friendly green colored “Solar Power Bra” is worn around the stomach.

According to Triumph spokeswoman, Yoshiko Masuda:

“The panel requires light to generate electricity and the concept bra will not be in stores anytime soon, as people usually can not go outside without wearing clothes over it. But it does send the message of how lingerie could possibly save the planet.”

No matter how heroic its proportions may be, the Solar Power Bra cannot be washed or worn on a rainy day as it could become damaged.

Its eco-friendly promise reflects an emerging trend in Japan, and Triumph does not stop there when it comes to underwear innovation.

Other green-themed undergarments include a bra that turns into a reusable shopping bag and one that features metal chopsticks to promote the use of reusable chopsticks.

One can only speculate as to what is next.

Could it be “green” panties (matching of course) or stockings or maybe even green condoms?

One can only wonder, why not?




M Dee Dubroff is the penname of this freelance writer and former teacher originally from Brooklyn, New York. A writer of ghostly and horror fiction, she has branched out into the world of humorous non fiction writing and maintains eight web sites covering a wide variety of topics. She also writes feature articles for several local newspapers. Her book entitled: A Taste of Funny, and her website, Eat, Drink And Really Be Merry ( feature many well researched and humorous articles on the subject of food and drink.