In one of our past prophecies we wrote about Israeli clothing company, Bagir, and their men’s suits made out of recycled PET plastic bottles. But the EcoGIR suit is not the only environmentally friendly product that this company has up its sleeve.
They’re always thinking of ways to make their suits greener.
I talked with Moshe Gadot, Bagir’s director of global development and marketing, and he told them that the company’s ultimate goal is to see the entire tailored clothing business go green and “retired” suits get recycled into new products. And so far, they’re doing pretty well on that front.
Not only will Bagir’s suits the first in the world to sport a carbon footprint label, but the company’s green clothes line includes:
suit (made out of approximately 30 plastic bottles and 100% post consumer material)
EcoGIR Organic (made out of organic cotton, bamboo, and tagua nuts)
EcoGIR Hybrid (made from 55% post consumer material)
The company has also recently developed the world’s first machine washable suit, which is greener because it eliminates the need for dry cleaning and the use of perc (that nasty pollutant used by most dry cleaners). And they’re giving it away for free over at Treehugger!
To enter the contest to win one of these incredible suits, enter a revolutionary idea for greening the men’s tailored clothing business in the comments section. Two machine washable suits are up for grabs! The winners will be announced on Father’s Day (June 15th), so hurry up!
And if tailored suits aren’t your thing, how about something a little more casual? Say, some beer cap earrings? Don’t forget to enter our Great Green Prophet Giveaway with Yoav Kotik (deadline for submissions extended to June 6th, next Friday).