Sunday, 24 February 2008

Plastic bags made into eco clothes

Sainsbury's has designed a fashionable way to get rid of plastic packaging - by turning it into clothes. The supermarket will sell a collection of clothes made from recycled plastic, thrown out by stores or collected from its recycling bins, using things such as soft drink bottles, fruit and vegetable packaging. The shirts, trousers and skirts will go on sale at up to half the group's 500 stores later this year. The clothes will be manufactured in Europe to save on transport emissions and costs. Sainsbury's, which has promised that all cotton clothes will be Fair Trade and is also planning more organic lines joining 'eco' fashion from Marks & Spencer, H&M and Next, who sell organic and Fair Trade clothes. Link here.

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