A New York based designer is using everything from yoghurt pots and water bottles to make clothing. Now he’s launched a new range of jeans made from recycled beer bottles.
Designer Peter Heron has launched I Am Not A Virgin, a new clothing line made from part-recycled materials. The collection includes jeans made from brown beer bottles.
Heron first began making jeans from fabric scraps at manufacturing mills. Then he met a senior designer from DKNY and learnt about a new fabric made from 75% cotton and 25% recycled synthetic material, which included brown beer bottles.
Heron told TheJournal.ie: “We will eventually have different lines of jeans made from green soda bottles, blue water bottles and my original idea of using fabric scraps collected at the manufacturing mills,” he said.
“We’re also making t-shirts that are made with recycled food trays, clear water bottles, discarded c-ray film and, in the future, empty yoghurt cartons.”
The name, I Am Not A Virgin, comes from the fact the material used to create the jeans is non-virgin, recycled material.
On his website, he says: “I AM NOT A VIRGIN stands for doing things and making things differently. We like to think of what we are doing as eco swag.”
Heron will be working with pattern makers and cutters from Marc Jacobs and Ralph Lauren. They are still working on prototypes, but the jeans are available to pre-order. For more information visit www.iamnotavirgin.com