Monday, April 6, 2009

Sears Adds Suits Made of Recycled Bottles

In May, retailers Sears will begin selling men’s suits made of fabric blend of wool and polyester spun from recycled plastic soda bottles. This move is just in time for Father’s Day shopping.

Sold under the Covington Perfect brand, a complete suit will retail for about $250, according to Retuers.

And get this: This suit is machine washable and can be tossed in the dryer, eliminating the need for dry cleaning and upping the eco-friendly ante, Danser said.

Fun fact: It takes 25 plastic soda-pop bottles (2-liter size) to make enough polyester yarn to produce the fabric for one suit.


  1. This is very interesting! I never really thought that I would ever see Sears doing something like this. Hopefully it will do well for them (& ultimately, us all).

  2. Yeah. When I see large businesses stepping in the 'right' direction it gives me so much hope!

    I hope they get an overwhelming response on this suit line and launch many such products in the future.