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24 karat textile technology
April 1, 2017

Golden undies!

Australian company aussieBum have created the world's most expensive pair of undies, retailing at an eye-watering AU$14,500. The company had the 24 karat gold yarn developed in Germany and knitted into fabric in Queensland.

Evangeline Agius, Co Owner of the specialist elastane fabric manufacturer Technical Fabric Services (TFS) Australia Pty Ltd, said that knitting the fabric was exciting and nerve wracking all at the same time. “We certainly made sure that there was no waste” said Eva. Research and development and world first developments is an essential part of their business. Knitting gold fibre is one of their most effective examples of makeing dreams a reality.

aussieBum is the brainchild of Australian Sean Ashby, who founded the company in 2001 and said the idea for the golden underwear came from Australia's gold mining days. The website can be found at this link: