Puffer jackets with many bottles: they are this season’s must-have – and made from recycled plastic

The biggest and most enduring trend in fashion right now is not a particular heel size, cut or handbag shape. New. There is one thing we all look for with every purchase: durability.

Unfortunately, some of our favorite garments are not sustainable. Nearly half of the world’s clothing is made from polyester, which is usually made from crude oil. Greenpeace predicts that this number will nearly double by 2030, thanks to the rise of the athleisure trend.

After the lockdown, the activewear market has grown by 80 percent. Our favorite retailers, pressured to be greener, have come up with an answer: recycled polyester.

Jacket, £69, and gilet, £45, both marksandspencer.com;  leggings, £20, next.co.uk;  trainers, £90, jdsports.co.uk

Jacket, £69, and gilet, £45, both marksandspencer.com; leggings, £20, next.co.uk; trainers, £90, jdsports.co.uk

Jacket, £110, wearethought.com;  jacket, £29.95, and joggers, £16.99, gap.co.uk;  trainers, as before

Jacket, £110, wearethought.com; jacket, £29.95, and joggers, £16.99, gap.co.uk; trainers, as before

Waistcoat, £45, marksandspencer.com;  jacket, £165, bambooclothing.co.uk;  leggings, £31.20, Nobodyschild.com;  trainers, £80, schuh.co.uk

Waistcoat, £45, marksandspencer.com; jacket, £165, bambooclothing.co.uk; leggings, £31.20, Nobodyschild.com; trainers, £80, schuh.co.uk

At first glance, recycled polyester seems like a great alternative. It’s the same quality as regular polyester, but the manufacturing process generates 79 percent less carbon dioxide. And now there is a stylish selection available on the High Street or from affordable online brands. All clothing worn by the model above is made from recycled polyester. Bam is an independent label whose insulated jackets are 100 percent recycled and recyclable – and look great.

On the High Street, Marks & Spencer’s offerings are second to none.

Their light blue quilted jacket is lightweight but wonderfully warm. I like the fact that it stops way below the knee. Just like their pink quilted body warmer. The bright pink puffer jacket might be a little loud for some, but it’s fantastically practical with a hidden hood and adjustable waist.

Puffer, £35, marksandspencer.com;  jacket, £29.95, gap.co.uk;  leggings, £20, next.co.uk;  trainers as before

Puffer, £35, marksandspencer.com; jacket, £29.95, gap.co.uk; leggings, £20, next.co.uk; trainers as before

Jacket, £269, plumo.com;  jacket, £165, bambooclothing.co.uk;  leggings, £49.95, gap.co.uk;  trainers as before

Jacket, £269, plumo.com; jacket, £165, bambooclothing.co.uk; leggings, £49.95, gap.co.uk; trainers as before

Print jacket, £119, plumo.com;  jacket, £165, bambooclothing.co.uk;  leggings, £31.20, Nobodyschild.com;  trainers, £80, schuh.co.uk

Print jacket, £119, plumo.com; jacket, £165, bambooclothing.co.uk; leggings, £31.20, Nobodyschild.com; trainers, £80, schuh.co.uk

Thought is a brand that tries to source all its raw materials sustainably. You can also find his concession in John Lewis stores. If you’re looking for a warm winter number, Thought’s black quilted jacket is like wearing a duvet, one made from 150 recycled bottles.

Plumo is an independent company based in London. It has its own sustainable brand, Plumo Studio, as well as other brands with green credentials such as LF Markey and Ganni. I love the navy blue duvet or the quilted jacket with Chinoiserie print to make a real statement.

If you’re looking to buy polyester, opt for recycled outerwear—which means less washing and less microfiber loss—but still think twice about those gym tights.

Jacket, £59.99, lindex.com;  jacket, £165, bamboo clothing.  co.uk;  leggings, £20, next.co.uk;  trainers, as before

Jacket, £59.99, lindex.com; jacket, £165, bamboo clothing. co.uk; leggings, £20, next.co.uk; trainers, as before

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