The London Linen Group's EkoChef Trousers are produced from 21 re-cycled two-litre plastic PET water bottles to give a fabric that has the durability and breathability essential to any kitchen environment.
The trousers have been made by sterilizing, cleaning and drying plastic water bottles, which are then crushed and ground into small chips. The resultant chips are melted and reformulated, before being ground into polyester threads. It takes 21 two-litre plastic bottles to make a pair of trousers and, by doing so; it saves 2.1 tonnes of CO2 per 1,000 pairs of trousers, uses 80% less energy in production and saves an enormous amount of landfill.
Managing Director, Roger Oliver, said "We're positioning EkoChef Trousers as the definitive chef's trouser and I don't think that's an implausible statement. There's no additional cost to a business but everything to gain from making the change. In essence, they're the right trousers for today's sustainable business and we believe the Hospitality Industry is ready to embrace this initiative as part of customer's own CSR and sustainability programmes."
To see the range during the show visit stand N2336 or for more information log onto www.londonlinen.co.uk