Sustainable fashion is more than just a bandwagon or a passing trend. We believe this move is here to stay as there is a need to become more friendly with the environment. It is not just the tech brands and consumer electronics companies that are pushing for sustainabilities, big fashion names and sports brands like Nike have already made the “Move to Zero.”
MOVE TO ZERO is Nike’s official campaign towards zero waste and zero carbon. It may seem impossible to achieve, but Nike knows it is our responsibility to protect the future of sports enthusiasts and Mother Earth. We have learned about the Nike playground constructed with 20,000 upcycled sneakers in recent months. We also remember the Nike Atsuma made from offcuts and the eco-friendly Nike SB Dunk High Cork.
More products from Nike will prove that sustainability in fashion and the sneaker business is possible with new seasonal collections. These new footwear and apparel mix lines are a perfect mix of style, function, and sustainable materials. So as a new season begins, Nike is ready with collections that take advantage of sustainable methods and materials.
Nike is committed to achieving a future with less waste and reduced gas emissions. The target is zero waste—no waste should go to landfill by 2025. The mission seems ambitious, but it is good to have such marks. The new capsules are a clear move in the right direction for going green.
Nike’s impact on fashion and sports goes beyond what is sold in the market. These sustainable innovations will make the planet healthier and teach people to be more conscious about the environment and their choices. The new Nike capsules include popular silhouettes such as the Air Max Moti, Tech Pack, Nike Pro, Nike Sun Club, and some of the classics reimagined.
Nike, the top sports brand in the world, has shared the latest environment-friendly seasonal collections. Let’s start with the Nike Classics as this collection is released in time for the company’s 50th anniversary. Three classics now have sustainable versions: the Nike Dunk Low Next Nature, Nike Blazer Mid ’77 Next Nature, and the Nike Waffle One Crater Next Nature. The latter actually boasts 25% recycled synthetic leather on some details and 100% recycled polyester twill upper. Even the Crater Foram midsole, heel clip, and midsole are made of at least 10% recycled materials as described.
Nike has maintained the iconic styles but with a twist. There is less impact on the environment as some 20% of the materials are utilized. According to Nike, this set honors the brand’s “roots while looking to its future.” The designers decided to make use of Nike Grind rubber and recycled synthetic leather and recycled polyester.
Nike Sun Club
The combination of colors alone shows us this collection is not just about sustainability. The sneakers are fun and ready for Summer. Like the Nike Classics, the new pairs are made of recycled laces, recycled synthetic suede, and recycled textile uppers. About 20 percent of content is recycled by weight. This particular series features different classic silhouettes such as the Nike Court Vision Lo NN, Nike Blazer Low ’77 NN, Nike Air Force 1 LV8 NN, and the Nike Air Max Pre-Day.
Nike Air Max
The Nike Air Max is well-loved by sneakerheads for several reasons. The series is famous for its Air Max and Nike Air technology, and it’s getting modern versions in the form of the Nike Air Max Motif, Nike Air Max Dawn, and the Nike Air Max 2021. In time for spring/summer 2022, the Nike Air Max 90, Nike Air Max 95, and Nike Air Max 97 are re-stocked but now with uppers made of recycled content.
This collection of apparel takes advantage of sustainable and lower-impact materials. The use of such materials is crucial, especially for popular products like the Nike Pro shorts and tights. Nike has been using materials of at least 50% recycled polyester for most Nike Pro products.
The more eco-conscious Nike Sportswear includes small parts made with Nike Grind materials. You will notice them in the logos, drawcords, and zipper pulls. The new Nike Windrunner jacket is also made of recycled materials such as more Nike Grind chips, virgin TPU, and even recycled Nike footwear Airbag TPU. The 2022 Nike Sportswear Capsule collection features clothes and apparel from previous waste like recycled TPU and more recycled nylon mixed with organic cotton fibers.
Nike Tech Pack
Nike Tech Pack is another result of sustainable innovation. Recycled materials such as recycled nylon and recycled content are combined with organic cotton fibers. This year’s Tech Pack includes a new parka for women, an insulated vest for men, and new woven pants. The pair of pants come in washed color due to less use of chemicals.