Tag: Nike

Better (carbon) footprint for your feet: Nike evaluating emissions-sequestering material from Newlight

Better (carbon) footprint for your feet: Nike evaluating emissions-sequestering material from Newlight

August 30, 2021 |

In Oregon, Nike is working with Newlight Technologies to explore the possibility of producing sneakers and apparel that actually sequester carbon instead of releasing it.  The partnership will look at using Newlight’s AirCarbon material, which is a biomaterial made from methane that escapes from defunct coal mines. According to Newlight, for every 1 kilogram of […]

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Nike adds pineapple leather to materials palette

Nike adds pineapple leather to materials palette

June 21, 2021 |

In Oregon, sneaker giant Nike has introduced a new collection incorporating a pineapple-based leather alternative produced in the Philippines. The Happy Pineapple collection debuted on June 17th and features some of Nike’s most recognizable styles, such as Air Force and Air Max.  The material—called Pinatex—is produced by United Kingdom’s Ananas Anam.  The material is made […]

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Nike launches new bio-based GS football boot

Nike launches new bio-based GS football boot

July 18, 2012 |

In Oregon, Nike announced their new GS football boot, which was conceived engineered in Italy.  The sole plate is made of 50% renewable Pebax Renew, which is a plant derived material made with 97% castor beans, and 50% TPU, made from renewable materials. The sock liner made from 100% castor beans. The boot laces, lining […]

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Ford, Heinz, Nike, Coke, P&G form coalition for 100% bio-based plastics

Ford, Heinz, Nike, Coke, P&G form coalition for 100% bio-based plastics

June 7, 2012 |

In Georgia, five major American brands have formed a coalition to accelerate development and use of plant-based plastic. Coca-Cola Co., Ford Motor Co., H.J. Heinz Co., Nike Inc., and Procter & Gamble Co. announced their commitment to developing a commercially viable, sustainably sourced plastic made entirely from plant materials while reducing the use of fossil […]

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