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.”
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.