There’s a recycling party in the pants.
(Credit: Levi Strauss & Co. )
Your next pair of Levi jeans may include black trays, brown beer bottles, clear water bottles, and green soda bottles. The new WasteLess collection uses polyester fiber made from crushed plastic recyclables. The bottles are collected from municipal recycling programs around the country.
Both jeans and trucker jackets will be available. Plastic pants don’t sound very comfortable, but the plastic parts only take up about 20 percent of the cloth. The recycled fiber is mixed with cotton fiber so you get a pant that feels like regular denim.
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The WasteLess collection will use more than 3.5 million recycled bottles. Each pa… [Read more]