The U.S. arm of Teijin Fibers Limited is partnering with Sears and the maker of the retailer’s private label apparel to fashion men’s suits from a blend of wool and polyester fibers that are produced from recycled PET bottles.
With $175 for a jacket and $75 for a pair of pants, customers can buy a suit that is billed as being fully machine washable and dryable, and made from fabric that is 54 percent recycled polyester, 42 percent wool and 4 percent spandex.
The jackets and slacks are to be sold as separates under Sears’ Covington Perfect brand, manufactured by Israeli firm Bagir Group Ltd. and are expected to hit the racks in U.S. stores in May. It takes about 25 2-liter polyethylene terephthalate bottles to produce enough polyester fiber to make a suit.
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