Sears to start selling suits made from recycled bottles
Sears will start selling business suits made out of recycled plastic bottles in Spring 2009. It's called EcoGir and it's designed for the fashionable male. They're constructed out of recycled plastic bottle chips and wool and only about 13 plastic two litre bottles are needed for one suit. They will set you back roughly about $150.
Apparel can be designed using a blend of fibers, made from plastic bottle chips and wool, that results in a fabric that drapes beautifully, looks elegant and feels luxurious. Bagir Group Ltd. is the only tailored clothing company in the world to have 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 beginning in the spring of 2009.
According to the Clean Air Council, people in the US throw away about 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour.