Walmart to Debut Customized Vests Made Out of Recycled Water Bottles


Walmart employees just got an upgrade, but at an affordable cost.

The retailer announced Wednesday that associates will soon be able to purchase a new and improved customizable vest for $11. The new vest is due to Walmart’s revised dress code policy from 2018 that allows employees to wear jeans and sneakers while on the job.

The upgraded vests are made from recycled water bottles and feature a steel gray fabric, and most customizable options will be available later this year.

“Our new vests have a modernized style that takes advantage of trim detail and screen printing to introduce color in an eye-catching way,” Walmart wrote in a company blog post on its website.

“Uniforms are important, but looking exactly like everyone else isn’t,” Walmart said in its blog post. “We all want to be able to express who we are, and the new Walmart vest will allow associates to do just that.”

The vests also feature larger front pockets that allows employees to carry more items while on the floor.

Self-checkout employees will be given a grey vest with yellow trim and all Supercenter and neightborhood market vests will feature blue and green trim.