The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has gone green as it announces the launch of a leisure and performance wear line which includes an eco-friendly outfit made almost entirely from plastic bottles.
The Wimbledon collection features more than 100 items, including a range of polo shirts, training tops, skirts, silk ties, UK-sourced Panama Hats as well as the famous souvenir Wimbledon Championships towel.
In contrast to Wimbledon’s trademark purple and green, the Activewear Sports capsule collection is white with a symbolic ocean blue trim to highlight sustainable sourcing.
The AELTC has also aimed to deliver on its environmental goals by including an outfit in the range made almost entirely from sustainable sources – as the polyester fibres come from recycled plastic bottles.
From next year, 99 per cent of the fabric used in the entire performance wear collection will be recycled and each individual piece of performance wear will contain the equivalent of up to 20 plastic bottles.
David Hewitt, AELTC Head of Retail, said the commitment to using sustainable sourcing showed “the pride we have in our Collection”
“It’s the right thing to do, in this year of all years, and we are delighted to be helping to show how it can be done.”
The collection is available to purchase from this week both in-store and online.