This 'Waste2Wear' Fashion Line is Made from 100% Recycled PET Bottles

By: Cadhla Gray - Aug 27, 2015
References: triplepundit
Monique Collignon's 'Couture Light' collection uses 'Waste2Wear' fabrics -- made from recycled PET bottles -- to raise awareness about the potential of eco-friendly fibers in fashion. Waste2Wear founder Monique Maisson aims to point out that a great amount of waste comes from single use textiles. In fact, over 65% of clothing is made from synthetic materials and a greater amount of PET is manufactured into clothing fibers than plastic bottles.

A single dress in the Couture Light collection was created using 30 recycled PET bottles. This exemplifies the power and impact that recycled fashion can have on reducing waste. With silky fabrics and beautiful designs, this collection got a standing ovation. Altering the idea that sustainable fashion equates ugly or amateur clothing, this line of haute couture opened Mercedez-Benz fashion week in Amsterdam -- a huge feat for recycled fashion.