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Nike designs Space Hippie footwear to have "lowest carbon footprint scores ever"

Posted On: 7 Feb 2020   |   Posted By: Dezeen

Nike designs Space Hippie footwear to have "lowest carbon footprint scores ever"

Nike used factory scraps and recycled "space waste yarn" to create the Space Hippie sneakers in an experimental project to reduce the carbon impact of its products.
Each of the four different designs in the collection - named Space Hippie 01, 02, 03 and 04 - are made from scrap material taken from Nike's factory floors, which the brand has named "space junk", and other recycled materials.
The brand said that the result "is the creation of Nike footwear with our lowest carbon footprint scores ever".
"It is about figuring out how to make the most with the least material, the least energy and the least carbon," said John Hoke , Nike's chief design officer. "I'd say Space Hippie attacks the villain of trash."
"It's changed the way we look at materials, it's changed the way that we look at the aesthetics of our product," he added. "It's changed how we approach putting product together."
Nike has launched four versions of the sneaker called Space Hippie 01, 02, 03 and 04
Nike said the shoe is a first step towards...

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