Your shirt is made of what?
Yes, they are soft (Photo: Culp)
When in the land of “Shop till you drop”, the United States of America, one wonders about all the plastic bags from retail outlets. Some stores have collection bins for used sacks, many don’t.

However, at least PET bottles are winding up somewhere outside landfills, and in some cases it’s on the backs of locals. Troubled US retailer JC Penny, which is in the painful process of slimming down, offers rPET in some of the items from its in-house clothing brand St. John’s Bay.

The material is supplied by US firm Repreve, whose website says the company has recycled nearly 34.4 bn bottles and counting. There’s an actual counter on the company homepage (and every other page, it seems).

This correspondent was pleasantly surprised to find claims that St. John’s shirts with rPET were “super soft” more than lived up to their billing. And even better: They were half off.

Shop till you drop, indeed, while maybe even helping the planet.
16.09.2022 [251164-0]
Published on 16.09.2022

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