How Many Plastic Bottles Did it Take to Make This Suit?

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Thirty.

Fit for the pages of GQ, eco-chic men can get even chicer with international clothier, Bagir.

The company — which clothes one in six British men — has just taken post-consumer waste to a new level through its EcoGir Recycled Suit.

Both the lining and the EcoGir jacket is made from 100% discarded PET bottles. We love it. Garments made from post consumer waste save much more energy compared to manufacturing virgin fiber.

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And Bagir recognizes this too. The company has also invested $100,000 to determine the carbon footprint of its garments and plans to label its suits in the next year.

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If wearing around old pop bottles isn't your thing — inspired to be sustainable, they say — the company also offers a line of organic cotton blends, with lining made from bamboo and buttons from Tagua palm tree seeds, ecologically harvested of course.

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If you are not sure about going all the way, Bagir also offers a hybrid line "EcoGir Hybridis" made from 55% discarded plastic PET bottles. Gives new meaning to taking out the trash, boys.

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::Bagir via ::Green Prophet

Tags: Bamboo | Carbon Footprint | Recycling | Reusability

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