Monday, 13 April 2009
Bags from old tyres and suits from plastic bottles
We've been on the lookout for recycled fashion items this week and have come up with a couple of interesting ones.
First up is a handbag made from old car tyres. This can be bought online for just £24.99 from The Green Trading Company (link below). The bag is hardwearing and practical, yet still manages to look stylish. We think this is a great solution for someone wanting a tough and capacious bag for everyday use, with impeccable green credentials.
Debenham's, the UK department store has just launched a women's suit made from recycled plastic bottles.
Each suit, which retails at £55, is made from 50 bottles, which would otherwise have been destined for landfill. The bottles are cleaned and melted down in Taiwan and woven in to a soft, but hard-wearing, material similar to polyester, said the retailer. It took around a year to develop the suit.
The store is confident the suit will sell well, combining fashion with green credentials and a relatively low retail price. If it does prove popular the company may extend the recycled range to include menswear.
The Green Trading Company