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LINGERIE outlets across Russia may have to dump 90pc of their stock under a bizarre trade directive that bans the import, production or sale of synthetic lace underwear. A law affecting the Eurasian Union – Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus – means that lacy ladies' underwear may disappear from shops in all three countries on July 1.

The legislation is aimed at protecting consumers from cheap materials that could be unhealthy.

But lazy wording means that the legislation will outlaw any underwear made of non-natural material that does not meet a 6pc absorption threshold. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

Irish Independent