adidas Unveils a Sports Shoe Made from Recycled Ocean Waste

  • · Posted 31 months Ago
  •  BY Jack Lowe

adidas has worked with British designer Alexander Taylor to create a prototype shoe with an upper made entirely from recycled ocean waste. Unveiled during an event for Parley for the Oceans - an initiative that raises awareness of the growing environmental issues, the shoe uses the exact same manufacturing process as adidas's existing model but simply replaces the normal yarns with waste plastic from green fishing nets.

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"It is really much more a case of working with specialist 'green' chemists and companies such as Bionic textile to build new materials by re-constituting and re-engineering the nets and plastics," said Taylor when speaking to Dezeen.

adidas currently has plans to introduce this concept into a wider range of sportswear next year, reducing its carbon footprint. "adidas has long been a leader in sustainability, but this partnership allows us to tap into new areas and create innovative materials and products for our athletes," said company executive board member Eric Liedtke during the event.

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Source: Dezeen
Tags: adidas, footwear, eco
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