APRIL 2009

Sears launches apparel made from recycled plastic bottles

Apparel designed using a blend of fibers, made from plastic bottle chips and wool, results in a fabric that looks elegant and feels luxurious. Bagir Group Ltd. has adapted this fabric into fashionable suits that appeal to the eco-conscious customer under the EcoGIR™ name. The collection is only available at Sears under the “Covington Perfect Wardrobe” label.

It takes approximately 13 2-liter plastic bottles to make one full suit whose fabric contains 54 percent recycled post-consumer materials. In addition, the collection also offers a sports coat made out of 100 percent recycled polyester.

This approach benefits the environment as apparel made of recycled material can help save energy consumption while striving to reduce carbon footprints and diverting waste from landfills.

The suits will have an introductory price of $149. Customers wishing to purchase the jacket and pants separately will find an introductory price of $99.99 for the jacket and $50 for the pants.