It was inevitable. We have clothing made from recycled plastic bottles, why not thread? Leave it to thread maker Gütermann to come up with technology for a stronger, more environmentally friendly thread. I enjoyed breakfast with the woman, Phyllis Dobbs, who was “manning” the booth at the Houston Quilt Market last week where this idea was launched. I’m going to keep a close eye on my local fabric shops so I can start using it. One bottle produces 10 spools of thread.
Here’s the scoop: no flying fibres when machine sewing, no thread twisting, it’s tear and abrasion resistant, non-fade and colorfast, and washable up to 95 degrees. I’m in! We all know how destructive tossed plastic bottles have become. Another good reason to recycle.