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A New Way To Save The Planet? Leggings Made From Water Bottles

Girlfriend Collective uses several heating processes to make the leggings.
Posted at 2:14 PM, Feb 21, 2017

These leggings are the ultimate upcycle — they'll have you wearing water bottles.

About 25 recycled water bottles from Taiwan go into each pair of leggings.

The company — Girlfriend Collective — uses clear bottles sans labels and caps. Multiple heating processes change the bottles into thread.

The plastic is BPA free, and the company uses eco-friendly dyes and fair-trade practices.

A pair of leggings will cost you around $70 — less than some other brands on the market.

The company says it plans to release other activewear items in the near future.