Stella McCartney, in collaboration with Adidas unveiled their 100 per cent sustainable sportswear collection. The garments in this collection are produced with NuCycl fibre made from discarded clothing by Evrnu, a textile innovation company.
The collection features an Infinite Hoodie and Biofabric tennis dress. The Infinite Hoodie is made from 60 per cent NuCycl and 40 per cent organic cotton that has been diverted from landfills and can be reused again and again to be remade into high performance products.
The tennis dress is a prototype product made with Bolt Threads, a company that specialises in bio-engineered sustainable materials and fibres. The dress is made with cellulose blended yarn and Microsilk, a protein based material that is made with renewable ingredients like water, sugar and yeast and is fully biodegradable at the end of its life.
The tennis dress and Infinite hoodie are part of Adidas by Stella McCartney Fall/winter 2019 collection, which features innovative and sustainable garments.
Every year, 92 million tonnes of textile waste is produced, precariously polluting the environment. This fact inspired both the companies to create a product, which serves the role of functionality as well as sustainability. By the end of 2019, Adidas will make 11 million pairs of shoes using Parley Ocean Plastic. The sportswear giant has also pledged to use only recycled polyester in products by 2024.