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Suit in a bottle

Everybody is getting eco-friendly, one way or the other.

That's now true of Sears.

The retailer is “fusing fashion and going green,” partnering with Bagir Group Ltd., a maker of men's and women's apparel based in Israel.

What they came up with is a menswear collection under the Covington Perfect Wardrobe label that incorporates Bagir's EcoGIR technology.

The line, which includes wool blend suits, blazers, sports jackets and trousers, is machine-washable and can be tumble-dried.

Here's the “green” part: The apparel incorporates fabric made from recycled materials such as plastic bottles.

One suit contains about 25 plastic bottles.

Organic cotton also is used in the material.

Moshe Gadot, a spokesman for Bagir, said in a statement that the collection eliminates “the use of airborne toxins and harsh chemicals used in dry cleaning … and the recycled material saves energy, consumption and diverts waste from landfills.”

A stretch component in the clothing allows for more flexibility in much-needed spots, such as elbows and underarms. That way, you don't look like you slept in your suit by the end of the workday.

The new collection ranges from $75 for a pair of pants to $140 for a blazer.

The Covington Perfect Wardrobe is available at Sears stores and at www.sears.com.

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