Your next rain coat could be made from plastic bottles thanks to this company

Okewa creates waterproof rain-wear from 100% recycled plastic water bottles.

Okewa, a clothing company from Wellington in New Zealand, has taken to Kickstarter to fund its latest project: rain jackets made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.

Started by duo Nevada and Nick, the company creates completely waterproof coats in a variety of styles that are made from the bottles we throw away every day.

The coats use a two-layer cloth with a technical membrane backing and a face fabric of 100% recycled bottles.

Okewa said: “Alarmed by the statistic that by 2050 there could be more plastic than fish in the sea (by weight), we set out to reuse some of this plastic and give it a second life.”

Okewa so far has raised over $5,000 NZ (around £2,500) of its $29,000 NZ (around £15,000) fundraising goal.

Women’s and men’s coats start from $425 NZ (around £220), and are estimated to be delivered from November 2018.

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