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How I Built a Business Creating Sustainable Fashion From Recycled Plastic Bottles

I’ve always loved developing and creating new textile products, but I found the textile industry’s polluting processes appalling–such as releasing harsh dyes and caustic chemicals into the environment.

I made a commitment to operate my company differently. In 1998, I started Vision Textiles, where we implemented environmentally friendly manufacturing processes.

In 2006, I learned about a groundbreaking technology: manufacturing fabric from recycled plastic bottles. I knew instantly that it was my opportunity to right some of the many wrongs in an industry where environmentally damaging processes were the norm.

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