Plastic bottles are an underutilized resource! And when segmented by color and made into clothing the clothing requires no dyes. The color comes from the plastic used. So, it's a sustainable way of creating stylish, comfortable clothing.
31% are Recycled! And the other
It makes no sense to extract oil from the ground to make new plastics when we have billions of plastic bottles that can be reused to make amazingly comfortable clothing.
We want to help the ocean and conserve our precious resources. With Beer Bottle Shirts we hope to:
A) Show how an unused resource, like plastic beer bottles, can be turned into a valuable resource! Comfortable, stylish clothing! 100% Made in the USA!
B) Create awareness that we're only recycling a small percentage of the BILLIONS of tons of plastics being created. We need to spread the word!
Step 1 (our personal favorite) - Drink beer from plastic bottles at a concert.
Step 2 - Our partners collect them
Step 3 - We use them to make clothing
The reviews we've gotten haven been simply amazing! EVERYONE loves the shirts, and EVERYONE is amazed they were made using plastic beer bottles. This is the magic of this project.
Each Beer Bottle Shirt saves 6.5 20 oz plastic bottles from the landfill and ocean. And since the shirts are colored by the plastic, 18 quarts of water are saved since the fabric doesn't need to be dyed.
Even though our shirts are made from recycled plastic, they still feel - and breath - like any other cotton shirt. Shirts are made from 65% recycled polyester and 35% recycled cotton.
Please, please spread the word! After all, it's not every day you can create awareness about recycling through BEER!
While recycling beer bottles is great, there's even more we can do. Since we're so confident that these shirts will keep plastic out of our landfills and oceans, we wanted to help recycle even more plastic.
Each stretch goal we hit will unlock another shirt color. You can then choose to purchase another shirt, or, if you've already purchased multiple, you'll be able to choose which colors you'd like to receive.
$25K - Black Shirts from Food Trays
$50K - Gray Shirts from X-ray Film
$75K - Blue Shirts from Water Bottles
Risks and challenges
PuraKai is an "Ocean Friendly" online clothing and surfboard manufacturer co-founded by a Father and Daughter in 2013. All PuraKai clothing is made in California using only organic and recycled materials, and PuraKai surfboards are made locally using only plant based resins and recycled content blanks that are 100% recyclable.
We've previously completed a successful Kickstarter and we learned a lot about meeting expectations. We've been working with our manufacturers day after day for several years now. They tell us they'll be able to ship within 45 days of successful project funding.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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