School Uniforms from Pop Bottles
In the UK a lot of kids still have to wear uniforms; now they can wear pure polyester made from PET pop bottles. It would be nice if it was a local industry, with visions of Scottish weavers fishing bottles out of the ocean, spinning them into yarn, weaving the fabric and sending it off to Saville Row, but no, it is made in Taiwan and tailored in Europe "to avoid the use of child labour."
Mark Southcott of School Colours told the Guardian the jackets and trousers look and feel like any manmade fibre clothing, but every stitch was once part of Coke's familiar hourglass bottles."We have to use clear plastic because colours weaken the fibre"