News : Gear Guide: An Ingenious Afterlife for Water Bottles

Nov 15, 2010

Published by Health.com

By Su Reid-St. John

As anyone who knows me will tell you, I’m all about recycling. (Yep, I’m the gal following you into the office kitchen to make sure that soda can goes into the right bin!) But you don’t have to be a super-greenie like me to love EARTHTEC’s line of recycled clothing, designed for active outdoor types.

Get this: The manufacturer shreds recycled plastic bottles (an average of a dozen per garment) and turns them into thread, which is then made into fabric. Doesn’t sound like a recipe for comfy clothes you’d actually want to wear, does it? But it is—I’m talking cozy hoodies, soft-as-butter pullovers, fleecy pants, even sleek windproof shells and cold-busting insulated jackets. You’d never know what this stuff was made of if no one told you....to read the full article click here!