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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