After 12 years designing underwear made to fit and feel fantastic, Bella Eco knew they could do more.
Underwear is one of those things you just don't to pass on to someone else once you're finished with it! So what happens to it? It ends up in landfill.
Having made super comfortable everyday intimates with environmentally friendly fibres like bamboo for the last 10 years, Bella Eco knew there must be something out there that addressed the sustainability issue without compromising on the soft, comfortable, luxurious feel and durability of their existing range of intimates at Bella Bodies... and they FOUND ONE!
Invented by Solvay and produced by Italian company, Fulgar is the world's first recyclable AND biodegradable yarn. Bella Eco put their Australian love of comfort and style into designing a world-first sustainable underwear brand.
Bella Eco are super excited to be doing something positive for the planet and hope you will love the soft touch and extreme comfort of their range of intimates and know that you are doing something amazing for the planet every time you get dressed!
Polyamide fibres are used in 95% of women's hosiery because of the high strength, abrasion resistance and resilient properties in these fibres. That's why Bella Eco searched for the best performing polyamide available to bring you your sustainable, high performing underwear of choice.
Bella Eco's polyamide yarn with ENHANCED BIODEGRADABILITY was developed and produced to reduce environmental impact and waste, but it is so much more than that: the durability and high performance of the yarn means it will outlast most other intimate apparel yarns that quickly lose their shape, meaning your underwear will last twice as long.
In order to preserve and commit to the planet and provide an alternative to the ever-growing 'fast fashion', Bella Eco uses the only biodegradable polyamide yarn in the world to bring you innovative and high performing intimates.
Unlike other polyamides found in most garments, once Bella Eco's intimates are discarded and reach landfill, the yarns start a biodegradation process. Having contact with micro-organisms found only in these types of anaerobic environments, the fibre starts to breakdown and takes approximately 5 years to be eliminated from the planet. They break down into organic matter (biomass) and biogas, which can then be exploited as new environmental resources and used to co-generate electricity
Have no fear! The unique technology Bella Eco use ensures the longevity and durability of your intimates for as long as you wish to wear them. Bella Eco underwear has a shelf life as long as conventional polyamide and there are no changes to the yarn during it's lifetime
+ Australian designed
All Bella Eco collections are designed in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
+ Sustainable and zero waste
Items are made on seamless knitting machines which only uses the amount of yarn required for the garment with very minimal wastage. Made from a biodegradable Polyamide in small quantities that biodegrades in landfill within 5 years, not 200 years as in all other polyamide yarn.
All Bella Eco collections are made in safe working conditions in Australia and all staff are paid ethical wages.
+ Eco-friendly fabrics
All Bella Eco's collections are made from a biodegradable Polyamide which breaks down into organic matter (biomass) and biogas when discarded. This can then be exploited as new environmental resources and used to co-generate electricity
No animals have been harmed in the production of Bella Eco's collections. No animal textiles or animal by-products are used throughout any collection.
You can ask the team at Bella Eco anything you want about their supply chain, practices and manufacturing processes.
+ Social enterprise
Bella Eco make regular donations to charities through 1% for the planet, every year Bella Bodies/Bella Eco makes donations to the Salvation Army along with Pink Hope.
Bella Eco is OEKO-TEX Sustainability Certified.
+ OEKO-TEX Sustainability Certified
Bella Eco is designed in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and ethically made in Portugal.
Shop the full Bella Eco range here.