Posts Tagged ‘eco-fitness

UA turning plastic water bottles into fitness clothing

- June 13th, 2012

It’s not quite like Lady Gaga’s controversial meat dress.

But Under Armour’s Green collection will have you wearing old water bottles — literally — and other recycled materials.

“The ultra-lightweight fabric comes from melting the bottles down and stretching them out, which also creates a super durable fabric that fights odor and dries faster,” a PR rep for the popular company tells me in an email.

“In 2011, UA estimated that they would convert over 2,000,000 one-liter plastic bottles into performance products.”

Bottoms up!

Below are a few items from the UA Green women’s collection, affectionately known as the Catalyst line:

• Women’s UA Catalyst II Hoody, $44.99

Women's UA Catalyst II Hoody

• Women’s UA Catalyst Pullover Hoody, $44.99

Women's UA Catalyst Pullover Hoody

• Women’s UA Catalyst Shortsleeve T-Shirt, $29.99

Women's UA Catalyst Shortsleeve T-Shirt

• Women’s Waffle Longsleeve Crew Neck, $39.99

Women's Waffle Longsleeve Crew Neck

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