Nike sports new low carbon ‘Flyleather’ footwear material

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Nike has announced a new “game-changing” low carbon leather material designed for use across its footwear range, which it claims has an 80 per cent lower carbon footprint compared to traditional leather manufacturing.

The sportswear giant’s ‘Flyleather’ material is made with 50 per cent recycled natural leather fibre, it revealed this week, and uses 90 per cent less water in the production process than conventional leather.

Author: Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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