Polo Ralph Lauren has just launched a sustainable version of their iconic polo shirt—the Earth Polo.
Made from thread derived entirely from approximately 12 recycled bottles per garment, the shirts are part of the brand’s pledge “to prevent 170 million bottles from reaching the world’s landfills and oceans by 2025.” The unique fabric’s creation is in collaboration with First Mile, a recycling company helping businesses recycle as much waste as possible.
This makes the shirt both 100% recycled and recyclable.
The Earth Polo comes in four colors inspired by the planet—navy blue, white, stuart green, and baby blue—all achieved through a carbon dyeing process that uses no water.
“Much more than a shirt, the Earth Polo is a testament to our ongoing commitment to innovation and being a force for progress in the world,” says chief innovation officer David Lauren in the brand’s Instagram post. “We recognize that our products inevitably have an impact on our environment, and we know we have a responsibility to minimize that impact.”
The Earth Polo is now available online at ralphlauren.com.