Levi’s recently launched a capsule collection through its eco-friendly line Wellthread designed to be easily processed by an industrial fabric-recycling plant. The collection was made in collaboration with surf brand Outerknown. It comprises graphic tees, Western-style shirts, jeans, and even a trucker jacket. Each of its clothing item is made from a single material.
For instance, the T-shirts are made entirely from cotton (including 25 per cent recycled cotton from jeans and other scraps). There is also a fleece-lined trucker jacket whose design enables the user to take out polyester fleece lining to recycle it separately from hemp denim. The liner is made entirely with polyester from the thread to label, and the shell is made out of cottonised hemp. When they’re separated, they are ideal input into both the cotton, cellulosic or polyester recycling system.