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Adidas Makes Sneakers From Ocean Trash And Illegal Fishing Nets Taken From Poachers
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Fashion, Recycling6 years ago

Adidas Makes Sneakers From Ocean Trash And Illegal Fishing Nets Taken From Poachers

Adidas has partnered with a multidisciplinary creative environmentalism organization called Parley For The Oceans to create a concept sneaker made almost entirely out of plastic waste and discarded fishnets taken from the sea.

Fishnets are a significant source of ocean pollution, but at least part of the nets used to create these recycled fibers came from a more interesting source than simple sea trash; The Sea Shepherds, a sea-bound environmental activism organization, captured roughly 72km of illegal gillnets after tracking illegal poachers wanted by Interpol off the coast of West Africa for 110 days. When the poachers’ boat sank, the environmentalists saved them, too!

The shoes’ uppers will be created with recycled plastics and actual green net fibers, while the base will use other sustainable materials. Adidas has been accused by Greenpeace of environmental pollution in the past, so this will hopefully represent one of many steps in the right direction. The shoes may or may not be produced, but they vow to start using recycled fibers by early 2016.

More info: adidas.com | parley.tv | seashepherd.org (h/t: ecouterre, huffpost)

Adidas’ new eco-sneakers use recycled ocean trash and captured fish nets

Discarded fish nets pollute the oceans and can kill sea life

Some of these nets were even confiscated from poachers by Sea Shepherd environmental activists

The poachers were tracked for 110 days, and 72km of illegal nets were retrieved

The nets and ocean trash are turned into fibers that can be used in various garments

Adidas plans to use these fibers in their products by early 2016

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lessborednowbecca
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6 years ago

great idea, but are they made in sweatshops?

TinyDynamine
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6 years ago

Indeed, they need to be 100% transparent about this. I think they should employ the poachers and pay them a fair wage so they won't need to go poaching any more.

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sisaloofafump
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6 years ago

Where can I get them!!!!

StephanieArango
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6 years ago

Are you kidding! This is the best thing ever. I want to be notified when these sneakers come out. Stephanie Arango 63 @ gmail.com

SylviaTully
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6 years ago

I want to buy these sneakers for my grandkids, please notify me when available

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lessborednowbecca
Community Member
6 years ago

great idea, but are they made in sweatshops?

TinyDynamine
Community Member
6 years ago

Indeed, they need to be 100% transparent about this. I think they should employ the poachers and pay them a fair wage so they won't need to go poaching any more.

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sisaloofafump
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6 years ago

Where can I get them!!!!

StephanieArango
Community Member
6 years ago

Are you kidding! This is the best thing ever. I want to be notified when these sneakers come out. Stephanie Arango 63 @ gmail.com

SylviaTully
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6 years ago

I want to buy these sneakers for my grandkids, please notify me when available

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