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Marks & Spencer Creates “World’s Most Sustainable Suit”

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Marks & Spencer has unveiled what it claims is the “world’s most sustainable suit.” Part of Plan A, the British department store’s commitment to whittle its carbon footprint, the jacket-and-trouser combo features traceable Global Organic Textile (GOTS)-certified organic wool, a lining derived from recycled plastic bottles, recycled-polyester canvas interfacing, reclaimed buttons and pockets, a repurposed waistband, and recycled-polyester labels.

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“This a huge step forwards for the industry,” says Mark Sumner, a sustainable raw-material expert at M&S. “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 launch online and in stores this September as part of M&S’s “Saville Row” range.

Another M&S first? The suit’s label will include a scannable Quick Response (QR) code, so anyone with a smartphone can learn more about the garment and its materials.

The suit will launch online and in stores this September as part of M&S’s “Savile Row” range. Five hundred have been made, each with the expected retail price of £349 ($549).

“We set ourselves a big challenge with a suit as it contains so many different elements that we had to consider, but as part of our Plan A objectives we are determined to ensure all of the products we sell not only look great but are sustainably sourced,” Sumner adds. “The suit is the perfect example—it is very stylish, of the highest quality, sustainably made—and all for under £350.”

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2 Responses to “Marks & Spencer Creates “World’s Most Sustainable Suit””

  1. thediscerningbrute says:

    Wool is not eco friendly! I feel like a broken record. Whether or not the wool is organic, the toll that livestock, which includes sheep (who make up 25% of all land mammals – with 1 for every 6 people globally) take on resource consumption, land and water systems, and GHGs, using a living animal that requires land, water, and food as a textile resource is simply not efficient. In fact, Sheep are one of Australia and New Zealand’s greatest source of GHG emissions. We’ve got to stop relying on livestock for food and textiles. The eco-fashion community must reject livestock-based textiles.

  2. refinity says:

    I think they are doing a good job, but if it is the worlds most sustainable suit…I don’t know…
    I do have my questions about; is it easy to separate the used materials in fully biodegradable or recyclable materials? otherwise if the user does not want the suit anymore over let’s say 10 years…it still ends up in landfill….

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