Tuesday, July 10, 2007

bottle shirt

When I saw the front of this shirt at a Coca Cola store in Atlanta, I didn't get what it meant. A tagline "5 inside" on the sleeve didn't help much either but it prompted me to look inside the shirt. That's when I saw the diagram where a tag usually is. 

Turns out the shirt is 50% recycled plastic bottles! Amazing! It didn't feel any different from a typical t-shirt. I  googled till my eyes burned but I couldn't find any information online about them. That's too bad... 'cause what a cool way to recycle!


  1. I like a good internet search challenge—especially in the middle of the night when my husband is at Harry Potter. Check out clothesmadefromscrap.com

  2. Hi, I work at REI. Recycled plastics are often marketed in clothing under "PET" Here is an example of a shirt we carry at my work...

    Ojai Ringer Crew

    Hope this helps. :)

  3. This is actually a common thing - most polar fleece has a fraction of recycled bottles. Some companies pipe up about it, but most don't for some strange reason.

  4. Check out Wal-Mart.com for the new shirts