These Black Leggings are Made from Recycled Water Bottles

By: Mishal Omar - Oct 12, 2016
References: girlfriend & treehugger
Black leggings are a wardrobe go-to for many women as they are comfortable, stylish and can be worn for a variety of different occasions. 'Girlfriend Collective' is a brand that has reinvented black leggings not in their design, but in how they are made.

The legging material is made up of recycled polyester that was made from old water bottles -- with 25 water bottles being used to make each individual pair. Girlfriend Collective purposely choose not to use Lycra, which is the fabric used in most black leggings on the market and can lead to negative impacts on the environment and communities. The black leggings are made in Vietnam in an ethical factory that has safe working conditions, offers living wages for workers and does not use forced or child labor.

With black leggings being an essential item in most women's wardrobes, the option to purchase them in a way that is ethical and has a low impact on the environment is essential.