LOOK: This Watch Is Made From Upcycled Plastic

Fashion is working to make the industry more sustainable. There are brands that now ethically source materials, recycle textiles, and use organic or natural fabrics. These are great moves sinceĀ fashion has a large carbon footprint. An estimated 92 million tons of textile waste is created each year around the world. That is the equivalent of one truck of clothes that finds its way to landfills every second. They may stay there for more than 200 years before they decompose.

Timex is one of the brands that are making an effort in being more sustainable. They launched the Timex Waterbury Ocean, a collection of timepieces made with 100% upcycled materials. This means that every single component – from the watch face to the strap – has been repurposed from plastic products. Every plastic material is sorted, shredded, washed, and sent to Switzerland from plastic bottles collected at ocean clean-ups.

The Swiss facility uses carbon-neutral transport and solar power, turning every plastic into versatile granular materials. These materials are then turned into beautiful, sustainable, and functional timepieces in tune with Timex craftsmanship that can last you for many years. Even the packaging is sustainable.

When you buy a watch from this collection, you become a part of a meaningful cause that brings a much more significant impact to conserving our environment, particularly our oceans, which benefits our planet. Because every timepiece produced in the Timex Waterbury Ocean collection uses 100% ocean-bound plastic, every purchase helps:

  • Remove plastic bottles from polluting our oceans
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Save fossil resources
  • Create jobs for fishermen

The Timex Waterbury Ocean collection is in partnership with #tide, an award-winning organization that works to prevent new plastics from entering the ocean.

Buy the Timex Waterbury Ocean collection

The Timex Waterbury Ocean collection features five colorways, including gray/gunmetal, navy, gray/rose gold, blue, and pink. Itā€™s also water resistant up to 30m and comes in 2 case sizes: 42mm case with 20mm lug and 37mm case with 18mm lug for both men and women.

The new Waterbury Ocean Collection starts at P7,490 SRP and is available for purchase at all Timex, Watch Republic shops, and select department stores nationwide. You can also get yours online via timex.ph/.

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