This company is making t-shirts from plastic bottles
Fashion company The North Face is collecting discarded plastic bottles from three of America’s beautiful national parks – Yosemite, Grand Teton, and Great Smoky Mountains – and making t-shirts and tote bags out of them under the brand name ‘Bottle Source’.
So far, The North Face has collected around 160,000 lbs of plastic bottles. The collected bottles are ground, melted, and spun into thread that’s blended with cotton for a soft, comfy fit.
In a press release, James Rogers, director of sustainability at The North Face, calls Bottle Source “the next step in our materials innovation.” One dollar from the sale of each of the item it manufactures will go to the National Park Foundation to support sustainability projects, such as bear-proof recycling bins and reusable water bottle filling stations.