Moss Bros Eco Suit. It might be hard to believe, from the comfort of your sofa, that something called plastic pollution threatens your existence.
And yet, plastic pollution has become the world’s greatest threat as according to the UN Environment Programme, since the 1950s we’ve produced over 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic. Moreover, more than half of it has ended up polluting the natural environment.
To put it into perspective, a double-decker busload of plastic waste is dumped or burned every second. And, the problem with plastic is that it takes centuries to break down, all while releasing harmful toxins in the soil, water, or surrounding environment.
Finally, we have scientific evidence that plastic kills by spreading disease among human communities, animals, and marine life. It pollutes and suffocates this little planet.
Armed with this knowledge, and following consumer growing awareness of the fashion industry’s role in fuelling the global pollution, Moss Bros has decided to trial a new type of ‘Eco Suit‘, made from recycled and natural materials.
Made in India, Moss Bros Eco Suit cloth is extracted from 45 recycled plastic bottles. Turned into polyester fibres certified not to emit harmful chemicals, every suit, the label diverts plastic from landfills and oceans.
Moreover, Moss Bros Eco Suit’s canvas, trims and lining are made from another 99% post-consumer recycled polyester material, chosen for its low impact on the environment.
The suit’s buttons are made from corozo nuts, another 100 per cent natural, renewable, and biodegradable materials.
“We are deeply committed to moving towards sustainable manufacturing processes and reduce our negative impact anywhere we can”, said the brand’s spokesman.
And to top up the responsible approach to fashion, the company is also using recyclable and biodegradable bags to wrap up their Moss Bros Eco Suit and other seasonal ranges.
All of that with zero compromises on quality. The Moss Bros Eco Suit limited-edition run has the same great handles and fabulous cuts but with lesser plastic in the landfills for a more sustainable future.