The FINANCIAL — The London Linen Group , has launched its latest environmentally friendly chefs’ wear – the EkoChef Trouser following the success of its EkoChef Jacket, which came to market in late 2011.
The London Linen Group’s EkoChef Trousers are produced from 21 re-cycled two-litre plastic PET water bottles to give a fabric that has the durability and breathability essential to any kitchen environment.
The trousers have been made by sterilizing, cleaning and drying plastic water bottles, which are then crushed and ground into small chips. According to Caterer and Hotelkeeper, the resultant chips are melted and reformulated, before being ground into polyester threads. It takes 21 two-litre plastic bottles to make a pair of trousers and, by doing so; it saves 2.1 tonnes of CO2 per 1,000 pairs of trousers, uses 80% less energy in production and saves an enormous amount of landfill.