Garbage T Shirt

Built from two of the largest waste streams on Earth. Old clothes. And old plastic bottles.

$125.00 $62.00

Model is 6ft 4 / 193cm with a 40 inch / 100cm chest, and wears size XL.

  • Speckled pattern from leftover fragments of old clothes
  • Half of the t shirt is recycled cotton
  • Four plastic bottles go into making each t shirt

Every single second, a garbage truck’s worth of clothing is dumped into landfill somewhere on Earth. So if we want to avoid trashing our planet, we have to start figuring out how to re-use the stuff we already have.

That’s why the Garbage T Shirt started with a very simple idea. What if garbage isn’t garbage? What if it’s simply pre-assembled raw materials that we can use to make new things.

Designed to help rethink the role that garbage will play in Earth’s future, the Garbage T Shirt takes two waste streams that were destined to spend the next few centuries on a rubbish pile – old clothes and plastic bottles – and transforms them into a soft, speckled t shirt. Lots of the materials that we’ve shredded and re-used were dyed in their previous lives, and it’s these leftover fragments of dye that show up as hundreds of tiny coloured dots.

Technical Details

Material made in France: 50% recycled cotton, 47% recycled polyester, 3% other recycled fibres
Material is OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified – a system for safe, non-toxic clothing production
T shirt weighs 145 grams
Material weighs 150g/m2
Machine wash 30°C
T shirt constructed in Portugal
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Where the future of clothing is going

There are three ways to tackle sustainable clothing. You can use advances in material technology to make clothes with a longer life expectancy than the people wearing them. You can go back to using nature to make clothes that require as little energy as possible and leave no trace of their existence at the end of their lives. Or you can start digging into waste streams to use the stuff people have already generated and discarded. With our 100 Year range, our Algae range, and our Garbage range, we’re now tackling all three routes at the same time.

Read more about the Garbage Range

Size + Fit

The Garbage T Shirt has a regular fit.

Fits chest 83 - 90 91 - 98 99 - 106 107 - 114 115 - 122 123 - 130
Fits waist 71 - 76 76 - 81 81 - 86 86 - 91 91 - 96 96 - 101
Fits chest 33 - 36 36 - 39 39 - 42 42 - 45 45 - 48 48 - 51
Fits waist 28 - 30 30 - 32 32 - 34 34 - 36 36 - 38 38 - 40