Sports retailer Adidas recently teamed up with a conservation organization called Parley for the Oceans to put the ocean’s overwhelming amount of trash to good use. In a world’s first prototype, the two groups created a shoe whose upper construction was harvested from ocean plastic and illegal deep-sea gillnets. A Parley ally, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, collected the materials while on a 110-day expedition to track an outlawed poaching vessel off the coast of West Africa.
Really excited to see what is more in store for Adidas, as the company will start incorporating recycled plastic into its footwear by early next year. Meanwhile, I do hope the shoes will go into production as I particularly enjoy the concentric design details and the lovely sea green colour.
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