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Sustainable and ECO-Optimized BraCups

Sustainable & ECO-Optimized BraCups

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MUEHLMEIER is ambitiously developing opportunities to use sustainable fibers and foams for its innovative BraCup components. Our Target is to have at least 50% ECO-Optimized products in the BraCup collection by 2022 and to make a substantial contribution to a circular economy.

Based on the Principles of Circular Economy, MUEHLMEIER works on technical cycles like recycling, upcycling and cradle-to-cradle, and looks into the technical side of potential solutions to give a base for the customers to design products that can be easily maintained, reused, refurbished and upcycled.

But beyond that, MUEHLMEIER also looks into the biological cycles like biodegradability or “energy from waste” to develop BraCups that can be brought back into the natural system to give back ideally its energy as fertilizer.

Hand in hand with our ecological responsible customers, who want to ECO-optimize their Bras and Tops, MUEHLMEIER strives to achieve a new sustainable material-base and to develop sustainable products to reduce the ecological footprint of the fashion industry!

We offer several product strategies of sustainable advancement:

1. "Removable to Recycle" Strategy

Flexible removal of padding for easy recollection
M-TEC® Removable to Recycle Strategy

A fully recycled and eco-friendly „One-Material“ bra consisting completely out of 100% recycled PES would be a big step forward. With the M-TEC® White & P.U.R.E. BraCup, made from 100% recycled polyester (raw materials are GRS certified), MUEHLMEIER takes the first step towards this „One-Material-Concept“.
In addition, the 3D honeycomb wadding structure allows the BraCup to breath. Its dehumidification, cooling and air-permeable properties maintain the skin respiratory ecology, and relieve the skin from sweating. Since the BraCup is free of foam, longtime white stability is guaranteed.


M-TEC® Removable BraCups

  • All main M-TEC® BraCup shapes are possible
  • Easy removal from bra and recollection for recycling
  • Predestined for individual and flexible "In & Out use"
M-TEC® Removable to Recycle BraCups

2. M-TEC® 100% recycled PES BraCup

“One-Material-Concept” to upcycle the complete bra
M-TEC® One Material PolyesterFibre Strategy

One of the highlights and easy to implement concepts in this range is the M-TEC® BraCup with cover fabric made from 100% recycled polyester. With a total weight of 11 g for a Strap Cup (without PushUp) the cover fabric accounts for 8 g of the total weight.

This means that in average 70% of the cup can be made from recycled polyester. Quite a huge step to reduce the ecological footprint for BraCups and reduce for example sea plastic waste.

Available for all standard MUEHLMEIER foam BraCups.
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M-TEC® One-Material Polyester FiberFill BraCups

  • With the material innovation of 100% recycled core (PES) and cover material (PES) we can offer a 100% recycled cup!
  • New vertical FiberFill structure – in 100% recycled Polyester available!
  • MUEHLMEIER uses GRS certified material/fabric
  • Improved washability
  • Much softer handfeel

3. M-TEC® Coffee POWER BraCups

Boost organic upcycling to save fossils
M-TEC® Organic Resources Strategy

The great ecological potential of coffee grounds, from huge coffee brewing residues, for upcycling into synthetics.

In addition, these Coffee POWER synthetics stand out with exceptional Performance features:
Highly functional, comfortable and eco-friendly BraCups with Coffee POWER.

The lifecycle of coffee beans does not end after you grind the beans and drink the coffee. What was once thought as waste turns into fully functional eco-friendly textiles and is upcycled into BraCups from MUEHLMEIER.

  • Quick Dry Function, for cooler feel during activity
  • Lasting Odor Control, no Wash-out Effect
  • UV-Protection, by long-lasting natural and chemical-free shield
M-TEC®  Coffee Power BraCup Coffee Beans
coffee beans
M-TEC® Coffee Power BraCups Coffee grounds
coffee grounds
M-TEC® Coffee Power BraCups mixed with Polymer from recycled Polyester
mixed with polymer from recycled polyester
M-TEC® Coffee Power BraCups yarn/fabrics
yarn / fabrics
M-TEC® Coffee Power BraCups foam based on polymerized coffee oil
foam based on polymerized coffee oil
M-TEC® Coffee Power BraCup final product


4. M-TEC® Biobased Latex BraCup

Soft biobased material
M-TEC® Biobased Latex BraCup

For diminishing dependency on fossil resources, biobased materials are crucial for shift ing the status quo. With their super soft handfeel
MUEHLMEIER Latex BraCups are made 96% of the milk of the rubber tree.


  • Soft and Light foam for maximum wearing comfort
  • Renewable Raw material that is 97% biobased

5. M-TEC® Biobased PLA Spacer BraCup

100% natural Raw Materials
M-TEC® Recycle to Reduce the user of new fossils Strategy

MUEHLMEIER focuses on implementing biobased materials as padding for BraCups. With the 100% biobased Spacer BraCups, we manage to off er a fully biobased BraCup to our customer, with the light feeling and breathable features of Spacer material.

Available for selected Spacer Shapes!


  • High breathability with natural breast support
  • Biodegradable within composting factories

6. „Recycle to Reduce the use of new fossils“ Strategy

Enlarging the share of recycled synthetic materials to reduce both sea plastic waste and the use of new fossil resources
M-TEC® Recycle to Reduce the user of new fossils Strategy

M-TEC® BraCups with Sustainable Cover Fabric

  • Start your ecological approach with your proven PU foam Cup by using 100% recycled polyester cover fabric, that means 70% of the BraCup weight consists of recycled polyester
  • MUEHLMEIER uses GRS certified material/fabric
  • Alternatively with GOTS-certified cotton, Tencel, Bamboo fabric and coffee fabric

New M-TEC® ECO Spacer BraCups

  • made from 50% recycled PES
  • MUEHLMEIER uses GRS certified material/fabric
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