Ralph Lauren Reveals Eco-Friendly Earth Polo

Ralph Lauren Reveals Eco-Friendly Earth Polo

The brand has invented a new water-free, cotton-free and entirely plastic polo.

The brand has invented a new water-free, cotton-free and entirely plastic polo.

Text: Mayzie Hopkins

After this week's protests and arrests in London over climate change activism, it seems that the one company listening or at least following examples of others, is Ralph Lauren. The American fashion brand released a standard-looking polo that is actually made up entirely of plastic bottles and in a way that doesn't use any water or harsh chemicals.

Earth Polo was introduced as part of celebrating Earth Day alongside the announcement that Ralph Lauren will remove at least 170 million bottles of plastic from the ocean by 2050, mostly through this clothing initiative. Each shirt, which comes in different colors and styles for both men and women, uses about 12 bottles to make.

"Every day we're learning about what's happened with global warming and what's happening all around the world, and our employees and our customers are really feeling that it's time to step up and make a difference," David Lauren, the chief innovation officer for the project, told US News.

Other ways Ralph Lauren is making changes to adapt to the worsening climate crisis is by appointing a sustainability officer for the brand, and only using 100% sustainably sourced cotton and packaging by 2025.

The Earth Polo is available to purchase at ralphlauren.com.

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