EcoLayers Leggings Black
We use plastic water bottles taken from the ocean to produce our EcoLayer leggings fabric. They are chopped into tiny pieces which can then be used as the basic ingredient for our yarns. It takes approximately 25 water bottles to produce 1 pair of leggings. The high-rise fit and breathable fabric makes them a key sports basic.
Recycled water bottle fabric
Compressive Four-way stretch
Laser cut internal pocket
Short Inseam 25″ (64cm)
Regular Inseam 27″ (69cm)
PlayerLayer Athletes have been testing these leggings and say that they are best and most comfortable leggings they have ever used.
Are these the world’s best leggings?
A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and the number will jump another 20% by 2021, creating an environmental crisis some campaigners predict will be as serious as climate change. Between 5m and 13m tonnes of plastic leaks into the world’s oceans each year to be ingested by seabirds, fish and other organisms. By 2050 the ocean will contain more plastic by weight than fish, according to research by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
The employees at PlayerLayer have decided that we should play our part in solving this issue. We are part of an industry which contributes in many ways to environmental and sustainability issues. As a company, we cannot become perfect overnight, but we can make a start and we have chosen to join the fight against plastic in the oceans.
Our leggings fabric is made from recycled water bottles.
Almost all stretch sportswear is made from polyester yarns and fabrics and the yarns are spun using newly produced raw materials. We take old water bottles and chop them into tiny pieces which can be used as the basic ingredient for our yarns, which are then spun into fabric. It takes 25 water bottles to make one pair of leggings.
We recognise that there are sometimes questionable claims about eco-friendly recycled products. Our source is certified and monitored by the national government, as well as being monitored by internationally recognised bodies.
The recycling facility takes care at every stage of production. We use water bottles because it is a clean source of polyester, uncontaminated by sugar and other chemicals which might have been in other bottles. The bottles are sorted by colour and we only use the clear bottles as a raw material. The other coloured bottles are used for alternative recycling uses.
The bottles are then shredded into tiny chips which are cleaned and then used as the base raw material. They are heated and extruded into new yarn. This yarn is then knitted into high quality, high stretch and soft touch fabrics, specifically designed for comfort and movement.