Marks & Spencer Stitches A Sustainable Suit with Organic & Recycled Materials

June 22, 2012 / No Comments

A suit made of recycled and reclaimed objects? Marks & Spencer’s new jacket-and-trouser set is one such innovation and is a tribute to the carbon footprint reduction efforts taking place all over the world. The manufacture claims that it is the “world’s most sustainable suit.”

Marks Spencer1 Marks & Spencer Stitches A Sustainable Suit with Organic & Recycled Materials

The materials that went into the making of this product include traceable Global Organic Textile (GOTS)-certified organic wool as well as a lining derived from recycled plastic bottles and recycled-polyester canvas interfacing. Also reclaimed buttons, pockets and a repurposed waistband are used along with recycled-polyester labels.

It is the first time such an intricate garment has been made of sustainable materials, claims the British department store. Being a complete green product does not mean that there was any compromised on its style quotient.

Mark Sumner, a sustainable raw-material expert at M&S, assures that it is indeed one of the greenest garments available on the high street and it is incredibly stylish as well.

The suit’s label features a Quick Response (QR) code. This system enables smartphone owners to learn more about the garment and its materials through their handset.

The suit will be featured under M&S’s “Savile Row” category. It would be available online and also in stores, starting this September.