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.@adidas Reveals Plan to Close Materials Loops w Custom, Recyclable, #ZeroWaste Sporting Goods #C…

.@adidas Reveals Plan to Close Materials Loops w Custom, Recyclable, #ZeroWaste Sporting Goods #C…

In 2014, adidas announced initiatives to reduce materials waste during the design process — adidas by Stella McCartney , for example, includes Low-Waste Tees and Shorts created through precise cutting techniques to ensure 95 percent of the fabric used makes it into the final products, with the remaining 5 percent recycled or repurposed; while changing the pattern for its Running line increased pattern efficiency to 96 percent — with the remaining 4 percent of the materials, such as inlay soles, textiles, finishings and rubber, recycled for use in other products. In March, the company announced a partnership with Pharrell Williams’ Bionic Yarn , to incorporate fabric made from upcycled marine plastic into a new Originals line of shoes and apparel. In June, the company unveiled the first fruits of its collaboration with Parley for the Oceans — a prototype for the world’s fir...

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designnews.com 01 Nov '15, 5am

As these components get tinier, it's become very difficult to use common assembly technologies like welding, screwing, or ...