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New Balance “newSKY” Shoes Made Out of Recycled Bottles

These shoes from New Balance are made from 95% recycled materials. The material used for the upper of newSKY is called Eco-fi, a polyester fabric made out of post-consumer plastic bottles. Within just a few steps, the plastic becomes a usable, recycled textile. Bottles are chopped into flakes, heated, and molded into fiber, creating a strong, versatile fabric. The average pair uses the equivalent of eight 20-ounce PET bottles. They're available October 1 at the New Balance store in Santa Monica, Pasadena, and Torrance, or online.

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