April 1, 2009

Sears to sell Teijin's eco suits

At Teijin's press conference in New York yesterday, the Japanese chemical company announced that big US retailer Sears has partnered with them and will start selling on May 15 (in 500 stores) a washable business suit made from Teijin's Eco-A-Wear fabric.

The fabric is composed of 54% recycled polyester, 42% wool and 4% stretched spandex. Teijin's recycled polyester by the way is made from used polyethylene terephtalate (PET) bottles. According to them it took 25 2-liter bottles to make one suit.

Sears will sell the jacket for $175 and the trousers for $75, which is not a bad price at all (according to the guys that I asked around and the gurus from a textile magazine).

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