"The 50" jacket from Dirt Ball Fashion is made from 100% recycled materials, including the equivalent of 50 recycled plastic water bottles, and can be recycled again at the end of its life.
The people who brought us the Green Jean, which are made from recycled plastic water bottles and recycled cotton from the cutting room floor, are back with a new offering, and this time they aim to keep us warm with a jacket that promises "closed loop" manufacturing.
Dirt Ball Fashion's "The 50" jacket is made entirely in the USA, from the zipper to the quilting, using 100% recycled materials, including polyester from about 50 post-consumer recycled plastic water bottles. This puffy winter coat could be a great way to keep warm, look stylish, and support the work of a company that's been focused on American-made and recycled eco-friendly clothing and accessories since 2008.
"The 50" jacket comes in any color you want, as long as it's black, and at the end of its useful life, can be sent back to Dirt Ball Fashion to be processed back into poly fiber to be used again in new fabrics, essentially closing the manufacturing loop, and possibly becoming the first jacket to do so.
To launch the recycled fiber jacket, Dirt Ball Fashion has again turned to crowdfunding, and backers of the Kickstarter campaign at the $150 level can be one of the first to wear one.