After four long years of testing, designing, and reworking, British retailer Marks & Spencer is set to put “the most sustainable suit ever made” on racks this August.
The suit is made of organic Australian wool, which is shipped to Italy to be spun and dyed, then to China to be assembled with recycled polyester from Japan and reclaimed pockets and buttons, the Daily Telegraph says. Mark Sumner, Marks & Spencer’s sustainable raw materials specialist, explained in a press release: “This a huge step forwards for the industry; it is the first time such an intricate garment has been made of sustainable materials, and as well as being one of the greenest garments available on the high street, it is incredibly stylish and something we hope our customers will be proud to wear.”
The suit will sell for £349, or about $549, and Marks & Spencer plans to put more sustainable clothing in stores later this year. Sounds like a cool concept!