Giveaway: Repreve Eco-Friendly Beanie Made Using Recycled Plastic Bottles

Thanks to REPREVE for sponsoring today’s #TurnItGreen discussion. My long time readers will know that my enthusiasm for recycling is all my own.

Repreve Eco-friendly Beanie made using recycled water bottles #TurnItGreen

Elena Hight wearing a Repreve Beanie.

Did you know the U.S. plastic bottle recycling rate is less than 30 percent? So less than one-third of all plastic bottles get recycled! I was surprised to find it was so low.

Most people don’t think about what happens to plastic bottles after you recycle them, so I want to share how REPREVE uses plastic bottle to create recycled fiber that is used in clothing and other products. And REPREVE is on a mission to get the word out: Just recycle more!

Repreve takes water bottles and recyles them to create recycled fiber used to make clothing and other products#TurnItGreen

REPREVE is a recycled fiber that helps turn the plastic bottles you recycle into cool stuff you can wear and use every day. A lot of brands that I like use REPREVE to make their products greener. Here are some products made with REPREVE:

• Volcom graphic t-shirts are made with REPREVE, using 2 recycled plastic bottles.
• One Patgonia fleece jacket with REPREVE has 40 recycled plastic bottles.
• Life Khaki by Haggar uses REPREVE to put 7 recycled plastic bottles in every pair of pants..

Other brands made with REPREVE: The North Face, Polartec, Patagonia, Beija-Flor, Lauren Conrad’s XO(eco) by Blue Avocado, Swiftwick socks, and more.

I was given 2 REPREVE beanies. One REPREVE green beanie is made from 6 recycled plastic bottles! I am keeping one for myself because I fell in love with how warm it is and I am giving the other REPREVE beanie away to one of my readers.

To enter the giveaway, visit the REPREVE website and then leave a  comment below telling me what your  favorite REPREVE product is OR which item you were most surprised to discover was made with REPREVE.

This giveaway is open through January 28, 2014 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be chosen using I will announce the winner on January 29th.

The winner is #11 Lindsay:

Repreve #TurnItGreen Beanie Contest Winner.jpg

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About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.


  1. I was shocked they make jean out of plastic bottles! I love that they make so many things out of plastic bottles. I am going to be shopping at that site frequently now! :)

  2. WOW! North Face and Patagonia BOTH use that product? Excellent! I’d LOVE a beanie. We’re doing winter camping and it would be an excellent addition to my gear.

  3. I liked the North Face jacket of course the jeans were nice too! How amazing that they are even able to integrate it into the seats of cars!

  4. Judy Bernier says:

    Vitamin A bikini!

  5. North Face jacket, Vitamin A Swimwear and Patagonia are awesome. I’m so surprised to discover that it was made with REPREVE. Coolness!

  6. I was surprised by the Beija Flor jeans and the Vitamin A swimwear!

  7. I was surprised about the jeans. Awesomeness!

  8. I LOVE Berkshire Blankets, and am so excited to learn that they are made with recycled bottles! I am curled up with mine right now :)

  9. I am most surprised that big brands such as The North Face are already utilizing this amazing fabric!

  10. Wow, this is so cool! I’m surprised by every product, I had no idea that plastic bottles could be recycled into any of those things. What I would LOVE to have from the product list on the site would be a Ford Fusion hybrid with the seats made from recycled material. I had already been wanting a Fusion, but now I want one even more!

  11. Wow, the Blue Avocado bags are awesome! This is so cool!

  12. Wow, I am surprised to hear that they can make jeans from plastic bottles! I think that is amazing!

  13. My favorite product is the Blue Avocado bag.

  14. Mickey Louth says:

    Can’t even imagine how plastic can be made into soft fabrics even socks!; it is wonderful to see brand names using the product.

  15. I like that some car seats and office chairs are made from plastic bottles. What probably surprised me the most is the Haggar Men’s Dress Pants.

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