The North Face is teaming with National Geographic on a limited-edition Bottle Source collection that will launch today on the brand’s e-commerce site.
The line of sweatshirts and T-shirts is created from single-use plastics found in streams in popular public spaces including Yosemite, the Great Smoky Mountains and Grand Teton National Parks. The collection is emblazoned with the words, “Waste Is Over,” which speaks to The North Face’s commitment to using plastics in alternative ways. It features both The North Face and National Geographic logos as well.
According to the company, more than 8 billion metric tons of plastic have been produced since 1950, and that number is projected to increase to 34 billion metric tons by 2050. As of 2015, only around 9 percent of plastic was estimated to have been recycled.
For every Bottle Source product The North Face manufacturers, it will donate $1 to the National Park Foundation to support sustainability projects and programs.
The prices for the collection range from $35 for a short-sleeve T-shirt to $60 for a hoodie.