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Coalatree Brewed Up a New Hoodie From Used Coffee Grounds and Plastic Bottles

We’ve been fans of Coalatree’s outdoor-friendly apparel for years now, but their new Evolution hoodie takes sustainability and comfort to a new level.


Each Evolution hoodie is made in part from three cups of recycled coffee grounds, and 10 recycled plastic bottles. Neither of those two things sound all that appealing as a basis for fabric, but the Evolution is somehow one of the softest clothing items I’ve ever laid hands on. It doesn’t hurt that coffee is naturally odor absorbing, meaning the fabric can trap and mask your nasty sweat smells until it comes time to throw your hoodie in the wash.

As you’d expect from Coalatree, the hoodie has a few clever features as well, like the ability to pack into its own pocket to use as a pillow, thumb holes for added warmth, and a zipper kangaroo pouch on the front to safely stash your valuables.

Expected to ship in September, you can preoder the Evolution on Kickstarter for $69, or $62 if you get there fast enough for an earlybird. If the campaign raises $150,000, they’ll also release it in black, which ought to be mandatory for a jacket made from coffee.


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