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14 examples of eco-fashion gone too far

By: Laura Moss on Sept. 23, 2011, 10:16 a.m.

Photo: ©Andrew Schneider

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Solar-powered bikini

Don’t you just hate it when your iPod battery dies at the beach? Well, you’ll never have to go without your favorite beach tunes again if you’re wearing the solar-powered bikini. Andrew Schneider designed this swimwear with photovoltaic film panels and a USB connection as part of a student project for the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University. He says the male version of the solar bikini is coming soon.