What Do Travel and an Old T-Shirt Have in Common?

Did you know that you could fly using t-shirts as fuel? I found this interesting news piece out of Japan:

“Japan Airlines wants to turn used clothing into jet fuel. Japan’s flag carrier—and the nation’s second-largest airplane company after All Nippon Airways—is working with recycling firm Japan Environmental Planning, better known as Jeplan, and Tokyo’s Green Earth Institute to establish a collaborative council that could place the alternative energy source in trials as early as 2020, according to the Nikkei Asian Review. Jeplan already works with 12 retailers, including Aeon and Muji parent Ryohin Keikaku to collect used garments at some 1,000 stores across Japan.

Like Japan Airlines, many industries are trying to find ways to off-set their impact on the earth and decrease their carbon footprint and trash in the world. It is a movement that new designers in the fashion industry, such as the Chiba Brothers, want to be a part of.

CHBAttire is their new and upcoming clothing line that takes its carbon footprint very seriously. They make conscious decisions such as using materials that are toxicant free in their production, and transporting their clothing only when there is unutilized space in cargo to reduce the impact on the environment.

In comparison, Japan Airlines is also taking the next step to use clothing to benefit the environment rather than becoming a detriment. The company is taking recycling to an even higher level.

One day the airplane you are riding may be operating off of the sleeves of your old clothing. Have toxicant-free clothing be the norm and find trash a thing of the past can show us anything is possible! What choices will you be making when shopping for your next item of clothing?

If you would like to learn more about Chbattire clothing, please check them out on Twitter @CHBAttire or www.chbattire.com

Live Love Laugh and be Free, Christina

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