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


  1. I'm amazed and delighted that Debenhams has taken a step in the right direction by bringing out this marvellous trouser suit made from recycled plastic bottles. Who'd have thought it?! What a bargain too! Let's hope that other large high-street stores do the same. Thank you very much for bringing this to my attention.

  2. Yes we were amazed when we saw it and long may it continue!