These Leggings are Made from Recycled Plastic Water Bottles
My Review of Girlfriend Collective’s Sustainable Leggings
“Free” you say?
I have this love-hate relationship with leggings. They’re incredibly comfortable and if I could, I’d live in them forever. However, if you buy the wrong pair they can be terribly unflattering. A bad pair of leggings could make your butt look flat or even worse, give you a camel toe. So when I heard about this “free” pair of leggings that Girlfriend Collective was giving away on Facebook, I was skeptical.
How could a “free” pair of leggings be any good? I started by asking my homegirl Kristi what she thought. She already received her pair and had been wearing them to work out for a while. Her feedback was positive so I took a chance and got my “free” pair of leggings. It took a while for my pair of leggings to arrive since it was backordered but I tried them on as soon as they were delivered. And just like that, I fell in love with these startup brand leggings made from used plastic water bottles.
The leggings fit me like a glove and hugged me in all the right places. The fabric is very high-quality, feeling smooth and soft against the skin. The material is also thick enough so that you don’t feel over-exposed. During my workouts the leggings hold up better than the ones I purchased from Gap Fit. They stay in place and move with me seamlessly.
What I consider to be the icing on the cake for these already amazing leggings is how they’re produced. Girlfriend Collective prides themselves on being a sustainable fashion brand, and they mean it. The leggings are made of approximately 25 used plastic water bottles each. If you’d like to learn more about the production process or purchase your own pair of sustainable leggings, head on over to their website.
Will you be purchasing a pair?
Urban Outfitters hat (similar one here) / H&M cropped hoodie / Girlfriend Collective leggings / Nike roshe ones
Photography by Matthew Ng