Sewing thread maker Coats has rolled out its environmentally friendly EcoVerde line to apparel retailers and brand owners around the world. 

The new polyester thread range is made from recycled plastic (PET) bottles, meets stringent Oeko-Tex standards, and is available in a range of thicknesses, sizes and colours.

"With hundreds of millions of empty plastic bottles clogging landfill sites all over the world, the disposal of this very useful household container is a real challenge," David Goodwin, Coats' global marketing director for apparel threads, told just-style.

"Recycling PET bottles into filaments and fibres and converting this basic textile raw material into yarn and fabrics is a useful way of alleviating this problem."

EcoVerde environmentally friendly products are available from Coats' owned and operated manufacturing and distribution operations in 71 countries worldwide.