Apparel brands sign “We Are Still In”

July 3rd, 2017

In support of the Paris Agreement on climate, some apparel brands, including Under Armour, Timberland, Nike, Levi’s, Gap and Adidas, have signed the “We Are Still In” pledge. The apparel companies are joined by about 1,400 businesses and investors, nine states, 275 colleges and universities, and 178 cities and counties. Fashionating World reports that Nike […]

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Plastic debris spun into adidas running shoes

May 15th, 2017

Adidas and Parley for the Oceans are turning plastic debris into performance footwear as part of a two-year partnership. Parley for the Oceans is an organization dedicated to bringing creatives together to help end the pollution of our oceans. The new UltraBOOST running shoes will repurpose an average of 11 found plastic bottles per pair […]

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Adidas unveils world’s first performance shoe made from Biosteel

December 16th, 2016

Athletic-shoe maker adidas has unveiled the first performance shoe made using Biosteel® fiber—a replication of natural silk that’s 100 percent biodegradable through a natural process. The adidas Futurecraft Biofabric prototype shoe features an upper made from 100 percent Biosteel fiber, a nature-based, high-performance fiber developed by German biotech company AMSilk; the material is 15 percent […]

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3D printed shoe is made from ocean plastic waste

December 18th, 2015

At the Parley Talk at COP21, Adidas and Parley for the Oceans demonstrated how the industry can rethink design and help stop the growing problem of ocean plastic waste. The result is an innovative footwear concept: a shoe 3D printed from waste plastic found in the ocean. “World leaders forging an agreement is wonderful, but […]

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Adidas unveils 3D-printed performance footwear

November 12th, 2015

Adidas has unveiled the Futurecraft 3D performance footwear, featuring a unique 3D-printed running shoe midsole that can be tailored to the cushioning needs of individual feet. The 3D concept is part of the Futurecraft series, an initiative that places open-source collaboration and craftsmanship at the heart of design to drive innovation across all elements of […]

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Adidas puts its foot down for protecting oceans

July 10th, 2015

Athletic-apparel developer Adidas has introduced a new sneaker featuring plastic reclaimed and recycled from ocean waste. Presented at the United Nations headquarters in New York, the company unveiled its new shoe at a reception celebrating its partnership with Parley for the Oceans, an organization of creators, thinkers and leaders working to raise awareness about the […]

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