Coleshill-based clothing firm Incorporatewear has won a contract with transport group Stagecoach to supple new greener clothing made from recycled plastic bottles.
Incorporatewear, which designs and supplies the company’s uniform, has developed a new fleece which is now being rolled out to staff across Stagecoach’s UK bus division.
Stagecoach, which employs more than 14,000 bus drivers across the UK, has adopted the unusual garment as part of its commitment to becoming a more sustainable business. By introducing the new fleeces to all drivers, the company could save around 350,000 plastic bottles being disposed of in landfill sites.
Managing director of Stagecoach UK Bus Les Warneford said: “Sustainability is at the heart of our business. As well as working hard to attract more people out of their cars and on to our greener, smarter bus services, we also have a responsibility to become a greener business ourselves.”