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Disposable Clothes

Wear once disposable clothing for grownups
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Despite the popularity of disposable diapers for babies and disposable clothes for hospital patients, disposable clothing has not taken off in the mainstream. Imagine a world where we wear shirts and pants that you wear once and then throw away.


1. Clothing manufacturers have a steady stream of revenue.

2. Washers/dryers become obsolete.

3. Lower risk that someone else is wearing the same thing.

The only big con I see is the environment impact. The fabric could be recyclable/compostable. The lack of need for washing/drying might offset some of the impact.

What we need is a shift in the culture to make this acceptable. Maybe celebrities can start off this trend by wearing disposable clothing.

There might some niche markets which could start this trend: tourists on vacation, people at water parks, swimming pools, house painters, homeless people who can't afford traditional clothing, people in earthquake zones or in natural disaster shelters who lost all their belongings.

metaforth, Jul 30 2011

Catching on with teens. http://www.nytimes....othing.4332207.html
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Aug 01 2011]

http://en.wikipedia...wiki/Paper_clothing [pocmloc, Aug 01 2011]

Disposable Underwear http://www.amazon.c...e+underwear&x=0&y=0
[sqeaketh the wheel, Aug 02 2011]


       Kinda being baked. [link]   


       Now if you could only localize the manufacturing and delivery, to avoid the shipping costs and associated pollution.
RayfordSteele, Aug 01 2011

       There was a young man from Shoreham
Who made paper trousers and wore 'em.
He looked very neat
'Til he bent in the street
To pick up a coin, and he tore 'em.
DrBob, Aug 01 2011

       There once was a lass from Nantucket
Who'd state, "Once per frock." and she'd shuck it.
Indulging her druther
she'd just don another,
n'toss the worn one in the nearest bucket.

       Damn, you guys are good.
blissmiss, Aug 01 2011

       Why don't we just go back to wearing leaves like Adam and Eve?
xandram, Aug 01 2011

       Because Maine is a little chilly for a fig leaf in the winter. That's my reason.
Alterother, Aug 01 2011

       Flash paper, heh heh heh ....   

       Received wisdom informs that - for human females - no dress can be worn more than once, and frequently not even that often ...   

       "I've got nothing to wear !"   

       Apparently, the response "Oh, good !" is not acceptable.
8th of 7, Aug 01 2011

       Baked and fried and marketed. <Amazon link>
sqeaketh the wheel, Aug 02 2011


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