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Gear News | Adidas Unveil New Hoodie Made Using Tree Bark

This looks set to be the first of many new products born from adidas's collaboration with sustainable textile manufacturer Spinnova

As part of their goal to construct nine out of every ten products using sustainable materials by 2025, adidas have launched a new line that switches high carbon footprint materials for a progressive new innovation developed by Finland-based textile company, Spinnova.

Their new fibre is essentially, made out of trees. Woody tissue and bark are mechanically refined – as opposed to using harmful chemicals – into a cellulose pulp, which can then be restructured into strong, thin textiles. This is a fully renewable process with minimal impact on the environment.

Spinnova’s refining process moves through woodchips, microfibrillated celulose, and fibres | Photo: adidas

Eight months since this partnership began, the pairing have unveiled their first collaborative product, the adidas TERREX HS1. A mid-layer unisex hoodie designed for mild weather hikes and trail runs, or to work as part of a cold weather layering system. This piece of kit also rolls up into its hood for easy storage and to double as a pillow. The TERREX HS1 is made from a blend of Spinnova wood-based fibres and raw, organic cotton. No dye is used, instead, adidas work with the material’s natural colour, reducing their water usage in the process.

Photos: adidas

TERREX is the outdoor wing of the adidas brand. They’ve primarily produced waterproof jackets and trail running shoes, aiming to expand their line with more high-performance apparel. The HS1 is a new step into mid-layer apparel made with sustainable technical materials. “adidas’ commitment to sustainability is longstanding,” comments Carla Murphy, General Manger of adidas TERREX, “progress is about learning and constantly moving forward – and for adidas this also means partnering to innovate in new areas.”

Photo: adidas

So far, these new partnerships are yielding positive results. adidas have invested further in Spinnova’s textile fibres, aiming to help them scale-up in production and use their technology in more products. The TERREX HS1 remains their only piece until such time, with a limited number to be made commercially available on and in other selected retail outlets from July.

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