Everybody is getting eco-friendly, one way or the other.
That's now true of Sears.
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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.