Each pair of the Eco Friendly “Grean Jeans” contains between 8 and 10 water bottles, and is 71% organic cotton straight from the cutting room floor and 29% recycled water bottles which have been repurposed to create a high-quality cotton/polyester denim. The 100% made in the USA clothing comes from Dirtball Fashion – which Crowdfund Insider covered in our Mailbox column last month.
The funding goal of $40,000 was topped on the Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign and now Joe Fox, founder and CEO of Dirtball, can make his jeans.
“I can’t wait to begin production of the Green Jean,” says Fox. “We worked so hard during the Kickstarter campaign, and I can’t believe we’re actually ready to move forward. This winter is going to see some awesome eco-friendly fashion, that’s for sure!”
With the funds raised Fox and his team will begin production of the jeans which will begin shipping this November. The jeans are now available for pre-order for anyone who did not participate in the Kickstarter project.
Dirtball estimates that by recycling pre-consumer cotton and plastic water bottles they can help keep over five billion pounds of waste from going into U.S. landfills each year. If Dirtball can save three billion plastic bottles from the landfills, it will be equivalent to saving over half a million barrels of oil, and eliminating 400,000 tons of harmful air emissions which contribute to acid rain, global warming and smog.
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.
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