"--IANS/EFE"
Taipei, July 2 (IANS/EFE) Although their national team has never played in a FIFA World Cup, Taiwan was present at the mega-event in another form: textiles sales.

Most of the teams' jerseys are made of yarn having recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) which is used in liquid containers and plastic bottles, which keeps the body dry and enables better ventilation, reports EFE.

The material was developed by recycling 4.5 billion bottles annually used in Taiwan.

The football jerseys made of Taiwanese yarn were used for the first time in the 2010 World Cup and the demand has been high since.

FIFA estimates that profits generated in the 2014 World Cup from textiles will be over $40 billion.

--IANS/EFE

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