Adidas continues drive toward sustainable manufacturing with FUTURECRAFT.LOOP performance shoe

May 6, 2019 by  
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It’s not everyday a household name brand in the performance footwear industry announces a 100 percent recyclable shoe, fortunately for conscientious consumers and the planet, adidas has developed the FUTURECRAFT.LOOP performance running shoe, designed to tackle the daily pavement beatings like other shoes across the brand. However, the difference is that instead of heading to landfills with hundreds of thousands of other shoes, the FUTURECRAFT.LOOP can be returned to Adidas where it is broken down and reused to create new performance running shoes. “Taking plastic waste out of the system is the first step, but we can’t stop there,” said Eric Liedtke, Executive Board Member at Adidas, responsible for Global Brands. “What happens to your shoes after you’ve worn them out? You throw them away – except there is no away. There are only landfills and incinerators and ultimately an atmosphere choked with excess carbon , or oceans filled with plastic waste . The next step is to end the concept of “waste” entirely. Our dream is that you can keep wearing the same shoes over and over again.” Related: These sneakers are painted with cast-off blood from slaughterhouses The process was developed after nearly a decade of research and development focused on changing age-old performance-shoe manufacturing practices. The end goal was to create a shoe that was not only sourced from recycled materials, but was also able to be turned back into another pair, creating a full-loop of manufacturing responsibility. The process involves zero waste . This dive into sustainable footwear isn’t new territory for the company who partnered with Parley for the Oceans, in 2015 to introduce a footwear concept with an upper made entirely of yarns and filaments that were reclaimed and recycled from plastic waste and illegal deep-sea gillnets in the ocean. Adidas has made recycling materials a common business practice. In 2019, they plan to manufacture 11 million shoes that contain recycled plastic collected from beaches on remote islands and coastal communities. In fact, the company has looked to the future for some time and is currently working towards a goal of using only recycled polyester for every possible application by 2024. Under a current beta program, Adidas is sending shoes to participants in several major markets who will use the shoes and provide feedback. The company will use that feedback to create the final version of the FUTURECRAFT.LOOP, due to hit the market in 2021. “FUTURECRAFT.LOOP is our first running shoe that is made to be remade. It is a statement of our intent to take responsibility for the entire life of our product; proof that we can build high-performance running shoes that you don’t have to throw away,” said Eric Liedtke. + Adidas Images via Adidas

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Adidas reveals biodegradable shoes made out of artificial spider silk

November 26, 2016 by  
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Adidas is killing it lately: 3D-printed shoes , shoes made out of recycled ocean plastic , shoes made almost entirely by robots … Now the iconic sneaker company is revealing a biodegradable sneaker made out of artificial spider silk. The shoe features an upper made from a completely biodegradable filament made from the same proteins that make spider silk so tough, yet pliable.

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Everything in this East London home is made with natural wool

November 8, 2016 by  
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The three-story building, with interiors curated by stylist Karina Garrick, proved a stunning showcase for the renewable resource. Furnishings came from major brands as well as independent designers and makers from throughout Britain. The Wool BnB took a lighthearted approach to interior design, with fun details like a newspaper and cereal boxes made entirely of wool felt by artist Lucy Sparrow . In the living room, striking accessories like a large Merino wool wall hanging by artist and extreme knitter Jacqueline Fink popped against walls in Deep Space Blue from independent British paint manufacturer Little Greene . Above the fireplace and the sofa, hand-knotted wall pieces from British surface designer Allistair Covell’s Canvas to Carpet collection added pattern and vibrant color. Every decent BnB takes pride in its breakfast offerings, and the Wool BnB is no different. Textile artist Jessica Dance provided a “Full English Breakfast” featuring toast, eggs, sausage, mushrooms and bacon made entirely of knitted wool. A selection of knitted deli meats and beverages rounded out the meal options. In the basement, Kivo felt room divider panels by Herman Miller formed a cozy seating area. The eat-in kitchen featured molded chairs made from Solidwool , a composite material that incorporates coarse wool otherwise considered a by-product of sheep farming. In the back yard, a mini cottage on wheels, inspired by traditional shepherd’s huts, provided extra room for guests. Custom-made by Artisan Shepherds Huts in the English countryside, the cozy space featured oak floors and a wood-burning stove. Wool rugs, including a checkered design by Brintons and vibrant Liberty print carpets from Alternative Flooring , were given additional padding with wool underlays, which have the benefit of smoothing out uneven floors as well as providing effective insulation. In the master bedroom, a plush bed boasted a wool-upholstered headboard and Shetland wool mattress by Vispring , topped with a wool-filled duvet by The Wool Room and hand-knitted throws by London-based design studio Melanie Porter . Wool is both breathable and insulating, and its high water and nitrogen content also makes it naturally fire-retardant, making it an ideal material for the bedroom. Upstairs, a children’s reading room featured a graphic kilim wool rug and striking pendant lights from Janie Knitted Textiles , with shades made of strands of dip-dyed woven wool. The walk-in wardrobe featured rails of clothing from brands big and small, from traditional tweeds to knit sweaters, as well as technical performance textiles from Adidas, including sneakers that incorporate wool fibers. Unlike synthetic fibers, pure wool is biodegradable. A couple of years ago, the Campaign for Wool buried two sweaters, one made of Merino wool and one of acrylic, in the garden of Clarence House, the London residence of Prince Charles. When the sweaters were dug up months later, the wool sweater had mostly disintegrated, while the synthetic sweater stayed intact. A craft room teeming with skeins of knitting yarns, carpet yarns on large cones, lambswool fabrics and felted wool stools showcased the versatility of the renewable resource. The Campaign for Wool, jointly funded by the world’s largest wool growers from Britain, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand, organizes fashion, interiors and design events promoting the benefits of wool. + Campaign for Wool All images © Charlene Lam for Inhabitat

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Adidas reveals first shoe made almost completely by robots

October 1, 2016 by  
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The future is here and has some brilliant shoes. Adidas just revealed its Futurecraft MFG sneaker, which was made almost entirely by robots . It’s the first product to come out of the shoe giant’s new Speedfactory facility.

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Adidas x Parley host giveaway for 3D-printed sneakers made from recycled ocean plastic

June 11, 2016 by  
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If you’ve ever wanted to get your hands on a 3D-printed shoe, here’s your chance. In honor of World Oceans Day , Adidas and Parley for the Oceans are giving away 50 free pairs of their beautiful 3D-printed running shoes made almost entirely of recycled ocean plastic. Around 16.5 post-consumer plastic bottles and 13 grams of gill-net plastic were used in the production of every sneaker. Read on to learn how you can enter.

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Why materials will make or break the circular economy

February 3, 2016 by  
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From bio-inspired polymers to toxic compounds, companies like Adidas, GM and Walmart are rethinking the way they use — and reuse — materials.

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IKEA meets aggressive better cotton pledge. What’s next?

December 16, 2015 by  
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Brands from Adidas to Nike are cottoning to sustainable sourcing. Can 30 percent of the world’s supply meet Better Cotton Initiative standards?

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5 lessons from the field of technology and conservation

December 16, 2015 by  
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What does it take to be “wired in the wild?” Tech from Autodesk, Esri, Google, IBM and Microsoft makes the link between conservation and science.

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Adidas unveils futuristic shoe that’s 3D printed for a custom fit

October 11, 2015 by  
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Your dream pair of custom-fit running shoes may finally become an affordable reality. Adidas recently unveiled the “Futurecraft 3D,” a revolutionary running shoe with a midsole 3D-printed to fit the exact contours of the user’s foot. The shape of the shoe will also be informed by the individual’s running style in order to help boost running performance. READ MORE>

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Adidas unveils new sneaker prototype made from reclaimed ocean trash

July 5, 2015 by  
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Adidas has partnered up with Parley for the Oceans to create the world’s first sneaker made from reclaimed ocean trash . The prototype design was unveiled at United Nations Headquarters on 1 July 2015, and features sneaker uppers made from yarns and fibers fabricated from reclaimed ocean waste and abandoned deep-sea gillnets. Adidas says, “The concept shoe illustrates the direction adidas and Parley for the Oceans are taking, ahead of consumer-ready ocean plastic products being revealed later this year.” READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Adidas , adidas make sneakers out of ocean trash , drift nets , ecouterre , gillnets , ocean cleanup , ocean trash , Parley for the Oceans , plastics in the ocean , Recycled Materials , Recycled Plastic , sneakers

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