Earth Polo | 2019 | Ralph Lauren | Ralph Lauren

Introducing

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OUR PLEDGE

170 million

plastic bottles recycled by 2023

EACH SHIRT IS MADE FROM

12 PLASTIC BOTTLES*

100%

Recycled*

100%

Recyclable*

100%

Polo

DESIGNED
WITH
MOTHER
NATURE
IN MIND

Even the colors tell a story

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STUART GREEN WHITE
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BABY BLUE NAVY BLUE

…The same four colors you see when looking at our
home planet from a distance.
Each colour is achieved via a unique
carbon dyeing process that uses no water
in the application of the dye

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NEW COLORWAYS

 

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RL RED SAPPHIRE STAR POLO BLACK

RL magazine

From discarded bottle to iconic style—
explore the making of
the Earth Polo

RL MagImagine it. A desolate beach, waves crashing in the distance. On the shore washes up a most unseaworthy vessel, a sight not properly found in nature: a plastic bottle, briefly home to a carbonated beverage, used once and then thoughtlessly discarded, only to reappear in Haiti, or in Taiwan, or some other spot far from where the bottle originated. According to The Guardian, a million plastic bottles are purchased every minute worldwide, and it’s virtually impossible for recycling efforts to keep pace. The end result is a swirl of plastic in the ocean, with mountains of wasted bottles piling up on beaches far and wide.

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*The Earth Polo shirt’s innovative fabric is made entirely from recycled plastic bottles—approximately 12 per shirt—and is also fully recyclable. For every Earth Polo produced, approximately 12 fewer bottles end up in the world’s landfills and oceans.

 

Our products have always been created with a sense of timelessness. They are meant to be worn, loved, and passed on to the next generation, and it is with this spirit that we approach sustainability at Ralph Lauren. We are currently on a journey to refresh our approach to global citizenship and sustainability, and have implemented change across our business, including inducing reducing water usage, introducing new energy-saving measures, and using recycled components where possible. The Earth Polo is the latest example of how this commitment is coming to life in our products, and is part of our broader commitment to reducing our environmental impact and enriching the lives of the people and communities we touch across our entire value chain. We look forward to sharing our detailed plan and goals with you in summer 2019.