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Jan 2008Present


Playback Clothing
Jan 1993Jan 2008


Bernette Textille

Sweater Design/Import/Sales



New York University, Stern School of Business
Jan 1983Jan 1986


Tufts University



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A Brief History of Soda Bottling By Adam Siskind, Chief Executive Offi

Modern soda bottles offer lightweight, shatter-proof portability that beats heavy, breakable glass and stoneware jars that were prevalent in the early years of soda manufacture. Although it has been a long road from early designs to today’s ubiquitous plastic, bottle styles have always served as brand identifiers as well as a means for customers to enjoy their favorite beverages away from soda fountains and drug stores.Until the early 1830s, people drank ginger beer and similar beverages primarily at pubs and drug stores. Brewers realized that by storing their wares in locally-made stoneware bottles, they gained a larger audience for the products. Bottles could be transported to other regions and delivered to residences of the middle and upper classes. Industrialization in the latter part of the 19th century made it easier for bottlers to design their own vessels and decorative examples began to appear. By the early 20th century, new hygienic standards triggered a movement away from stoneware bottles toward glass. Customers wanted to see the product; moreover, refrigeration eliminated the need for thick stoneware to keep products cool. Prior to the 1980s, many of the soda products sold in the United States were distributed in returnable bottles that were washed, re-filled, and re-used. As Americans began to drink more soda, customer demand for convenience trumped practicality, leading to the lightweight plastic bottles that dominate the market today.About the Author: An innovator in identifying new ways to use existing materials, Adam Siskind founded PLAYBACK Clothing in 2008 to create stylish garments made from recycled cotton fibers, soda bottles, and polyester. The brand’s popular line of T-shirts, hoodies, and sweatshirts includes products comprised of plastic bottles originally manufactured to hold soda, beer, and water. For more information about Adam Siskind and PLAYBACK, visit


Inspired by watching Al Gore’s movie, “An Inconvenient Truth,” textile engineer Adam Siskind began the process of developing what has become one of the fashion industry’s most eco-friendly clothing lines. Armed with a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston’s Tufts University and a Master of Business Administration from New York University’s Stern School of Business, Adam Siskind founded Playback Clothing, an alternative clothing line manufactured by using only recycled materials. With a proven record in business development and 15 years of experience in the textile industry, Siskind leads the dynamic Brooklyn-based startup as Chief Executive Officer. Launching his Playback Clothing business in 2008, Adam Siskind determined a way to integrate corporate environmental and social responsibility into his company. He looked beyond the material being used to the manufacturing process. He created an environmentally friendly dying process and investigated ways to minimize waste. By recycling polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles and using cotton scraps and recycled yarn, Siskind developed a line of t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies that have become so popular that a list of celebrities such as the Dave Matthews Band and U2 use them for their fan merchandise. Additionally, Adam Siskind sought sustainability in his eco-apparel. To put his products to the test, Siskind enlisted two Yale University graduate students to evaluate sustainability of his sweatshirts in comparison to conventionally manufactured ones. The results showed that in 23 out of 25 ecological or environmental criteria, Playback’s sweatshirts were more sustainable. While his eco-friendly clothing line helps keep trash out of the landfill, Siskind’s intention is to make the clothes affordable and appealing. He offers them to the public through his website at