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Sears Goes Green – Suits Made From Recycled Bottles to Hit the Racks in May

Department store giant Sears is jumping on the green bandwagon by announcing plans to offer “green” clothing in May – suits made from recycled PET bottles with NO petroleum used in the manufacturing process.   Made in partnership with the US arm of Japan based Teijin Fibers Limited, each suit will be 54% recycled polyester, 42% wool, and 4% spandex, and will be fully machine washable. 

The jackets and slacks will be sold as separates under the Sears Covington Perfect brand, and will retail for $175 and $75, respectively.  It will be quite interesting to see if this spawns a new trend in green fashions, or if it will be a throwback to the polyester “leisure suits” of the 70s! 

Another interesting point is that it takes 25 PET bottles to make one suit.  Every 100 suits sold will keep 2500 bottles from hitting the landfills!  These suits are looking better already…

 

 

 

Written by Brenda Keener

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