01 Jul 2016

SPORTELUXE – Why Designers Are Hitting The Bottle (Plastic, That Is)

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In an effort to reduce waste, some eco-conscious brands have turned to sustainable fabrics and practices to produce super chic pieces.


I don’t know about you, but when I’m walking along the beach, I’d rather have sand between my toes than straws and bottle caps. Nowadays it seems like there’s a whole lot of plastic everything; from your plastic keyboard, your plastic takeaway cup or even the tiny beads in your facial scrub. Most commonly, plastic seems to make its way to our oceans. In fact, the United Nations Environment Program named plastic as the largest source of ocean litter.
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7 brands on the eco-friendly bandwagon:

OUTERKNOWN

Surfing world Champ Kelly Slater is well aware of the importance of protecting our oceans and marine mammals, having created menswear label Outerknown. The line entitled “Evolution Series” boasts boardies and jackets made with Econyl, a nylon yarn made from old fishing nets, and other nylon waste. The fabric can be upcycled, meaning it can be broken down and used again (and again) without it affecting the fabric’s quality.

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