Ralph Lauren unveils the Earth Polo, made completely from recycled materials
Polo shirt made from recycled plastic bottles and dyed with a waterless process; commits to removing 170 million plastic bottles from landfills and oceans by 2025
Polo Ralph Lauren has launched The Earth Polo, made from the yarn derived entirely from recycled plastic bottles and dyed in an innovative process that uses zero water. A piece of Earth Polo is made from approximately 12 plastic bottles.
“At Ralph Lauren we are committed to remove at least 170 million bottles from landfills and oceans, and will convert the use of all virgin poly-fibre to recycled poly-fibre by 2025. Plastic waste is a major issue threatening the environment—we want to be part of the solution and utilize an innovative approach to create something valuable,” said David Lauren, Chief Innovation Officer.
The Earth Polo was produced in partnership with First Mile, an organization with a global mission focused on sustainability and positive social impact. First Mile works with entrepreneurs in low-income communities to collect recyclable plastic bottles, which are then processed through a unique and eco-friendly manufacturing program and turned into high-quality yarn, converted into fabric. The Earth Polo will be available for men and women in global retail stores and on RalphLauren.com in four colorways: Stuart Green, White, Navy, and Baby Blue.
“When Ralph founded our company more than 50 years ago, he did so with the idea that whatever we create is meant to be worn, loved, and passed on for generations. It’s with this spirit of timelessness that we approach sustainability,” added Halide Alagoz, Executive Vice President, Chief Supply Chain and Sustainability Officer.
Source: Polo Ralph Lauren Headquarters-New York, U.SNews Region Sustainability US