Jeans Made With Recycled Water Bottles to Be Made by Eco-Friendly Apparel Brand, Dirtball

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North Carolina-based Dirtball apparel line is 100% recycled and 100% made-in-the-USA.

The Green Jean

The Green Jean

We want to ramp up production of the Green Jean and give our supporters the first chance to get a pair of these incredible pants which come in four different styles.

The Green Jean is the only made-in-the-USA, eco-friendly jean made with denim using recycled water bottles and apparel brand Dirtball is now offering fans the chance to become a part of bringing the Green Jean to life on Kickstarter. For the next 15 days, Dirtball will carry out the rest of its crowdfunding campaign with a goal of raising $40,000 in funding to cover manufacturing and material costs to get the line started.

The post-consumer plastic water bottles used in making the jeans are sorted by color, stripped of their labels and caps, washed and ground down into shavings. These shavings are then melted and extruded into virgin polyester fiber. The Green Jean uses cotton, in addition to the recycled plastic water bottles, that comes from industry scraps that hit the floor and would usually go to landfills. The cotton is also sorted by color and blended with the polyester to make a new fiber that is spun into yarn and knitted into fabric.

For a pledge of $85, backers can get a pair of the jeans while supporting the campaign and helping it reach its funding goal all at the same time. Supporters can pledge anywhere from $1 upwards in exchange for all different rewards including some of Dirtball's other eco-friendly apparel for men; t-shirts, polos, shorts, hats, hooded sweatshirts, socks, chinos and now The Green Jean.

“We want to ramp up production of the Green Jean and give our supporters the first chance to get a pair of these incredible pants which come in four different styles,” says Joe Fox, Founder and President of Dirtball. “Depending on size, each pair contains between eight and ten recycled water bottles.”

A successful crowdfunding campaign will allow Dirtball and supporters to recycle almost 4,000 water bottles if their $40,000 funding goal is met. The company will also sustain approximately 25 U.S. manufacturing jobs for two months and save hundreds of barrels of crude oil just from the Green Jean alone.

To learn more about Dirtball’s Green Jean or to order a pair today and support the campaign, visit the project’s crowdfunding page at http://bit.ly/GreenJeanKS, Like them on Facebook and Follow them on Twitter @dirtballfashion.

About Dirtball

Founded in 2008 by Joe Fox, race car driver, entrepreneur and North Carolina native, Dirtball constructs eco-friendly apparel and gear for active individuals – cutting across age and gender lines. Dirtball only uses recycled materials in their products and all products are designed and produced in the United States the majority within a 250 mile radius of headquarters. Not only does the recycled content add to the ecological-friendliness of the company, but the U.S.-based manufacturing arm adds to the local economy and shortens shipping distances, thereby reducing Dirtball’s carbon footprint. To learn more about Dirtball, visit http://www.dirtballfashion.com.

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