24 Oct '12, 1pm

Levi’s is making jeans out of plastic bottles

Levi’s is making jeans out of plastic bottles

We are pleased but not totally surprised that this spring, Levi’s will debut a pant that is 20 percent recycled material . After all, ever since the first coal miner put on a pair of Levi’s in 1873 and said to himself, “I’m going to go out and make money and get mercury poisoning , but hell if I ain’t gonna look good doing it,” Levi’s have been cool. Turning 3.5 million water, soda, and beer bottles into polyester fiber (which will then be woven with cotton fiber to make fabric) is just the next step in that cool evolution. The material is called Cone Denim, and it has little flecks of gold and green in it — from the bottles. That’s kind of cool, though we always wonder about breathability with synthetics, and that probably applies to cotton/plastic blends. (Since Levi’s is based in San Francisco/Northern California, body odor might not be high on their list of concerns, b...

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