Nike is celebrating Earth Day this month with a special collaboration. The brand has partnered with Los Angeles-based artist Steven Harrington, who is know for his psychedelic aesthetic, for a capsule collection inspired by the planet.
The collection includes the Air Force 1 (retailing for $100), Cortez ($90) and Blazer ($80) sneaker styles. And in the capsule, Harrington features his signature pop art style animations with dog and palm tree characters, which were inspired by the saying “Earth Day, Every Day.”
In honor of Earth Day, the sneakers are also designed with Nike’s sustainable Flyleather material, which is made with at least 50% recycled leather fiber.
“When we first jumped into this project it was about educating myself on the material itself and where it comes from,” Harrington told FN. “They are meant to be these infographics, and it’s about learning the material and being intrigued by this world.”
Nike Flyleather x Steven Harrington Blazer.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Nike
Flyleather is so sustainable, according to the company, because the process not only uses 90 percent less water than traditional leather manufacturing, it also has an 80 percent lower carbon footprint. Also, the brand stated a pair of its sneakers with the material has roughly half the