Billabong has developed an exclusive fabric called Eco-Supreme Suede, a recycled and recyclable pure polyester fiber material with superior quality, function and performance made from recycled textiles and plastic soda bottles. This helps lessen our dependence on oil, reduces toxic emissions from incinerators, and conserve resources. This contributes in less contamination, cleaner air, soil and water.
The surf brand got together with Washington boutique Commonwealth to collaborate on the Recycler Series board shorts, using the fabric described above. The tiger stripe camouflage pattern, also called Cmonflauge, came out really nice and not too strong. We also like a lot the branding, including tags and patches on the shorts. About 10 recycled 12oz. plastic bottles are used per short. Look out for a release soon, exclusively at Commonwealth and Commonwealth.com.
Many detailed images of the Commonwealth x Billabong “Recycler Series” Board Shorts follow after the jump.