The North Face announced a new collection of t-shirts and tote bags made from cotton and recycled bottles sourced from three national parks. One dollar ($1) from each product in the Bottle Source collection will go back to the parks through the National Park Foundation to support sustainability projects.
The program, utilizing recycled bottles from the waste streams from parks to create t-shirts and tote bags, brings together key components of the recycling loop—the source, the collector, the thread, and product producer, said the company. The Bottle Source program has already collected more than 160,000 lbs. of plastic bottles sourced from waste from Yosemite, Grand Teton, and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks. The funds donated by The North Face will be made available to these national parks by the National Park Foundation to support sustainability projects, such as bear-proof recycling bins and reusable water bottle filling stations.
“The North Face partnership inspires people to think about sustainability in a whole new way,” said Katherine Chesson, vice president of grants and programs at the National Park Foundation. “The Bottle Source program not only helps reduce waste, it is also a source of funding for important projects at national parks.”
“Bottle Source is a fitting next step in our materials innovation,” said James Rogers, Director of Sustainability at The North Face. “This collection helps fund sustainability efforts in our national parks as more and more people enjoy these stunning places.”
The Bottle Source collection includes men’s and women’s tees as well as a tote bag that feature icons of the great outdoors.