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The North Face introduces T-shirts made from plastic bottles
Every outdoor gear company seems to be jumping on the recycled polyester bandwagon these days. It’s reached the point where, if a product doesn’t contain recycled plastic water bottles, it’s the anomaly.
The North Face is the latest big name to join the eco-fashion trend. Its new ‘Bottle Source‘ line of t-shirts and tote bags is made from plastic water bottles collected from three national parks — Yosemite, Grand Teton, and Great Smoky Mountains. So far it has collected 160,000 lbs of plastic bottles. One dollar from the sale of each item will go to the National Park Foundation to support sustainability projects, such as bear-proof recycling bins and reusable water bottle filling stations.
As explained in a most rudimentary way in the following video clip, the bottles are ground, melted, and spun into thread that’s blended with cotton for a soft, comfy fit.
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