Discarded Plastic Fishing Nets Retrieved from the Ocean Used in New Shoe Prototype (9 pics)




Adidas  is now designing shoes from our oceans’ detritus, recently producing the world’s first prototype with parts constructed from ocean plastic and illegal deep-sea gillnets. The athletic apparel manufacture partnered with Parley for the Oceans  as collaborators, a group of creators, thinkers, and leaders who design projects that aim to end the destruction of our oceans. The community explains, “Our oceans are about to collapse and there is not much time to turn it around.l

Adidas  is now designing shoes from our oceans' detritus, recently producing the world's first proto

Adidas  is now designing shoes from our oceans’ detritus, recently producing the world’s first prototype with parts constructed from ocean plastic and illegal deep-sea gillnets. The athletic apparel manufacture partnered with Parley for the Oceans  as collaborators, a group of creators, thinkers, and leaders who design projects that aim to end the destruction of our oceans. The community explains, “Our oceans are about to collapse and there is not much time to turn it around. Nobody can solve this alone. Everyone has to be a part of the solution. And collaboration is the magic formula.” An ally of Parley, the Sea Shepard Conservation Society , collected the materials for the shoe while tracking an outlawed poaching vessel off the coast of West Africa. The concept for the shoe was then created in just six days, the prototype showcased at the UnxParley launch event in New York on June 29. Parley explains that this concept is only the beginning, but is an example of how impactful creative collaboration is. “The problems we face are many, but so are the solutions. Stay tuned to learn more about how Parley will end ocean plastic pollution.” Although the partners have explained that this specific concept might never be commercially available, Adidas plans to introduce recycled plastic into their manufacturing process by early next year. (via My Modern Met )

Discarded Plastic Fishing Nets Retrieved from the Ocean Used in New Shoe Prototype

Discarded Plastic Fishing Nets Retrieved from the Ocean Used in New Shoe Prototype

photo credit: Giacomo Giorigi / Sea Shepherd Global

photo credit: Giacomo Giorigi / Sea Shepherd Global

Discarded Plastic Fishing Nets Retrieved from the Ocean Used in New Shoe Prototype

Discarded Plastic Fishing Nets Retrieved from the Ocean Used in New Shoe Prototype

Discarded Plastic Fishing Nets Retrieved from the Ocean Used in New Shoe Prototype

Discarded Plastic Fishing Nets Retrieved from the Ocean Used in New Shoe Prototype

Discarded Plastic Fishing Nets Retrieved from the Ocean Used in New Shoe Prototype

As part of a long series of functional sculptures by New York artist Sebastian ErraZuriz, the Wave C

As part of a long series of functional sculptures by New York artist Sebastian ErraZuriz, the Wave Cabinet merges the form of a credenza with an elaborate system of 100 wooden slats that allows the piece to open in rolling, wave-like patterns. Like many of his other novel designs , ErraZuriz says his intention is to elicit curiosity and cause viewers to do a double-take when looking at a recognizable object that suddenly behaves in new ways. “I am inviting people to look at one of the simplest forms of furniture design and to forget that we’re talking about furniture, instead to see it as a way of breaking a box.” Watch the video below to see it in action, and also see his equally fun Explosion Cabinet . (via The Kid Should See This , Prosthetic Knowledge )




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