While environmental problems have taken a backseat in the last few months—with more pressing COVID matters, Nike is taking the forefront in addressing critical climate issues with its new collection—the Space Hippie Collection.
Constructed with “space junk”—like post-consumer and factory waste—Nike is setting a new benchmark in its recycling efforts and responsible designing.
From its uppers to its layered soles, this collection boasts Nike’s lowest carbon footprint scores in manufacturing footwear with every minute detail while having sustainability in mind.
The yarns on the Flyknit uppers are made from 100% recycled bottles, T-shirts, and yarn scraps.
The recycled ZoomX foams provide cushioning for the shoes. However, only half the amount of carbon dioxide is consumed during this reprocessing stage as compared to typical Nike foams. Thus, it further reduces carbon footprints in its production process.
The sole which looks like a unique mesh of confetti colours is made up of Nike Grind rubber and recycled foam materials, an innovative blend of elements also known as Crater Foam tooling.
The Space Hippie collection is available online on 11 June 2020 at 10 am.
Price: S$209 onwards
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