The Mission Behind Nike’s Space Hippie Sneakers

The brand's new program for scrap material reuse has the potential for vast positive impact across the industry

Part of Nike‘s move toward more sustainable practices, the new Space Hippie collection (from the overarching Space Hippie Program) is crafted from scrap materials reclaimed from factory floors. Several other companies use discarded fabrics and yarns, but this is the first foray for the sportswear giant—and a significant step for such an omnipresent and influential brand. The four styles (aptly named Space Hippie 01, 02, …

Nike’s “Move to Zero” Sustainability Mission

We speak with the sportswear brand's Chief Sustainability Officer, Noel Kinder about reforming a multi-billion dollar company's practices

Commitments to sustainability, especially from multi-billion dollar brands, rarely include top-down assessments of supply chains or altering the final make-up of said brand’s most popular products. Some commit to a broader goal set by another governing organization, while others devote a portion of their profits to offsetting their emissions. For Nike, reimagining their processes and products are just some of the steps in a much …

Puma’s First-Ever Indigenous-Inspired Collection

Designed by artist Robert Young, the brand's "Dreamtime Borra Grounds" range

When labels team up with celebrities or high-fashion designers, their collaborations are bound to get plenty coverage. Puma has gone in a different direction with their latest release, and, while it might not get as much attention, it’s arguably more significant. Partnering with Melbourne-based indigenous artist Robert Young (a Gunnai, Gunditjmara Yorta Yorta and Waradgurie man who previously designed Puma’s 2018 Dreamtime guernseys for the …