It’s a simple question with a complex answer: how can our product be recycled at the end of use? We understand that limited resources demand a transition to a circular economy, a world in which materials can be used and reused at their highest potential—and that’s why we created a Circular Design Guide.
We are always innovating. Not only what we make, but how we make it. Pushing the limits of our business is how we come up with new ways to solve today's problems. We’re focused on sustainable innovation across our value chain.
Product Creation Tools
Guiding the Future of Design
Nike, Converse and Jordan Brand Discuss the Future of Sustainable Design and Innovation
Meet the creative minds driving NIKE, Inc.'s Move to Zero and other sustainable initiatives forward.
Sustainability on the Pitch
Since 2010, all of Nike’s football kits have been made from recycled water bottles, helping us divert more than 7.5 billion plastic bottles from landfills.
Air Sole Innovation
There are few innovations more iconic to Nike than Air. It’s a technology we’ve continued to improve with better looks, better performance, and being better for the planet.
Nike's Space Hippie: Creating Our Lowest Carbon Footprint Shoe Ever
Exploring new paths to creating more sustainable shoes, the Space Hippie series transforms scrap material from factory floors into a radical expression of circular design.
Fewer liters of freshwater used by material vendors since FY16
Plastic bottles diverted from landfills and waterways and transformed into recycled polyester footwear and apparel since 2010
of Nike footwear and apparel styles included some recycled materials
Product Creation Tools
We use more than 16,000 materials in our products each year, and a single pair of shoes may contain up to 30 materials. We use product and materials scoring tools and indices that give our product creation teams the information they need to make better decisions about the materials they use and the processes they adopt.
Circular Innovation Challenge
The future demands a transition to a circular economy—a world in which materials can be used and reused at their highest potential. Nike is pushing the boundaries of the circular economy by transforming waste into value streams.
“If we can change how we make shoes, maybe we can change how we make everything.”
Noah, Nike Designer