Using recycled fibers from used plastic bottles, fabric scraps from manufacturing or old fishing nets is good, but it's only a first step. The goal must be to be able to recycle the garment at the end of its use phase, too. However, this is often not possible because too many different materials have been used, which first have to be painstakingly separated from one another for recycling. The industry is still in the early stages of this major task.
With this lightweight, windproof 'Made To Be Remade' jacket, however, Adidas TERREX is already a step ahead. Adidas TERREX has chosen the path of consistently reducing the number of materials to just one mono-material: polyester. In concrete terms, this means that this jacket is not only made entirely of recycled polyester fabric, it is also completely recyclable itself. All other ingredients are also made from the same material, such as the Velcro fasteners and sewing threads. The same logic goes for a pair of matching pants.
The challenge for the design was therefore to completely dispense with zippers, buttons and many other ingredients that are not made of polyester. The use of spandex or additional finishing of the fabric was also out of the question. So, at the end of its life, the jacket can go straight to recycling.
Nevertheless, the anorak is functional. The fabric is pleasantly soft and captivates with its matte look. Modern consumers do not want to compromise on performance or style when it comes to sustainability.
When ingredients are limited, more creativity is needed. Adidas TERREX proves that with a construction full of inventiveness. The hood is adjustable with a drawstring on the front and Velcro on the back. The same Velcro on the back and another in the front upper part of the hood allow the consumer to easily store the anorak in the hood.
The most interesting and functional part of the garment is the kangaroo pocket. Behind the main pocket is a tunnel that allows wearers to either use it as a hand warmer or close the hip straps of a backpack without obstructing access to the kangaroo pocket.
Product is made of recycled mono-material - perfect for recycling.
Many creative features
Part of a complete outfit