The Travel Bra
Anti-theft and comfort
The designer is an anthropologist who travels extensively in remote unsafe places with few ATMs. She needs to carry cash to pay field workers and to store valuables such as data stick, without having to worry about theft or loss. She also wanted a comfortable bra that she could wear for long periods seated in vehicles. The Travel Bra is better than a money belt which is hot, obvious and ugly. It has comfort features designed into it such as no underwire, wide straps, anti-odor fabric treatment.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The Travel Bra has a patented drop-down mesh pocket that stores cash and even stretches to take a passport. It folds up under the band when not in use. It has a side mesh stretch sleeve that takes a credit card or hotel room key. It has mini-pockets integrated into the shoulder straps for jewelry or scan card. Extra storage is available under the cups for storing more cash. In one version it has a front pocket for storing lipstick. The Travel Bra has no underwire, is ant-odor treated and super soft.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Anti-theft, bra, women, travel, travel bra,
Creating a garment that was supportive, wearable and comfortable while still meeting the anti-theft objectives.
TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Dr Annie Holden (inventor, project leader) and Brenda Barnett (lingerie designer)
Dr Annie Holden and Brenda Barnett, 2016.
Australian Examined and Approved Innovation Patent. USA patent pending.International Patent Application No. PCT/AU2016/000435.