Category Archives: Sustainable Development

Nike Innovation: Interesting designs and materials

Sustainable innovation is at the core of NIKE, Inc., innovating across design and materials to manufacturing and retail, while driving cross-industry collaborations that bring game-changing solutions to scale.



Traditional shoe uppers consist of multiple parts cut-and-sewn together. Nike Flyknit revolutionized the age-old craft of shoemaking by knitting shoe uppers precisely engineered for strength and support where it’s needed while reducing waste in the manufacturing process. Learn more.


Developed using data from the Nike Materials Sustainability Index, the MAKING App is an easy-to-use tool to inspire designers and creators to consider better choices in the materials they use. Learn more.


Since 2010, NIKE, Inc. has transformed the equivalent of more than two billion plastic bottles into high-performance gear. That’s enough to cover 3,500 soccer pitches. Learn more.


It takes 30 liters of water to dye a t-shirt using traditional dyeing methods. ColorDry technology removes water from the dyeing process by using recycled CO2 to infuse fabric with intense, saturated color. Learn more.


Founded in 2010 as a strategic collaboration between NIKE, Inc., NASA, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development, LAUNCH identifies and supports visionaries whose ideas, technologies or programs have the potential to create a better world. Learn more.


Since the 1990s, Nike has collected more than 28 million pairs of used athletic shoes, recycling them into new superior performance gear and incorporating them into thousands of sports surfaces.