Wearing water bottles? Entrepreneurs create clothes in Tenn. from recycled plastic

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – Eight million plastic water bottles now exist as sustainable clothing, and many pieces were finished in Tennessee.

“It’s over 8 million right now, and counting more every day,” said Ryan Moor, CEO of Allmade Apparel.

According to Moor, the clothing industry consumes 100 million drums of oil a year to create polyester for clothing, a process that can have negative implications for the environment.

That’s why brands like Allmade and Nuno are creating clothes using the age-old method: reduce, reuse, recycle.

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