Well known for her sustainable apparel innovations, Stella McCartney has helped adidas design two new apparel prototypes made from recycled materials. The first is the Infinite Hoodie, which is created from garment waste with NuCycl fiber by Evrnu, and the second is the Biofabric Tennis Dress, constructed with Microsilk and cellulose blended yarn.
“Fashion is one of the most harmful industries to the environment. We can’t wait any longer to search for answers and alternatives,” says McCartney. “By creating a truly open approach to solving the problem of textile waste, we can help empower the industry at large to bring more sustainable practices into reality. With adidas by Stella McCartney we’re creating high performance products that also safeguard the future of the planet.”
The adidas by Stella McCartney Infinite Hoodie is made in collaboration with advanced textile innovations company Evrnu. The hoodie is crafted from 60 percent NuCycl and 40 percent organic cotton using NuCycl by Evrnu technology. These materials can be used time and time again to be repurposed into something new such as a high-performance product like the Infinite Hoodie.
adidas and Stella McCartney then worked alongside Bolt Threads, a company that specializes in bioengineered sustainable materials and fibers, to create the Biofabric Tennis Dress. The innovate dress is made with cellulose blended yarn and Microsilk. Microsilk is a fully biodegradable protein-based material that is a byproduct of renewable ingredients including water, sugar, and yeast.
Both the Infinite Hoodie and the Biofabric Tennis Dress are ultimately designed to perform for both athletes and the world by minimizing waste.