Wearing Recycled and Talking Trash

In Fashion on September 30, 2009 at 3:25 pm

Playback Clothing

Saving the environment just got a lot easier!

Based in Brooklyn, Playback is an eco-friendly clothing company in it’s truest form. Capitalizing on the importance of reusing and recycling, this vision is to make better clothing in a better way, to make you look and feel better, and to make the Earth a cleaner place. The clothier goes so far as to produce unisex tees and sweatshirts from recycled PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles – in other words, your Evian, Dasani, Coke and other plastic bottles. They’ve currently saved over 682,000 bottles from sitting in landfills, saved 205,000+ gallons of water by not growing new cotton and pardoned 71,000,000 (yes, million) pounds of textile scraps by upcycling!

Their five step process optimizes on discarded plastics and cotton textiles that would otherwise sit in a landfill and hurt our planet.

Available in Beer Bottle Brown, Soda Bottle Green, and Water Cooler Blue, their shirts are 65% recycled polyester from PET bottles, and 35% recycled cotton, and their yarn is ring spun to ensure you won’t be able to tell you’re wearing that water bottle you tossed at the gym last week. Each shirt uses about 8.5 plastic bottles to make, and considering Americans toss 2 million plastic bottles every ten minutes, it’s a great way to help Mother Earth.

And the best part is that, priced from $22-$44, they’re more than affordable. The Dave Matthews Band also used Playback to create a limited edition of earth friendly band merchandise! Another reason to go green and love DMB!

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