adidas by Stella McCartney Unveils Fully Sustainable 'Infinite Hoodie' + 'Biofabric Tennis Dress'

Stella McCartney unveils ‘Infinite Hoodie’ and ‘Biofabric Tennis Dress’ prototypes for adidas.

Stella McCartney unveils ‘Infinite Hoodie’ and ‘Biofabric Tennis Dress’ prototypes for adidas.

Stella McCartney and adidas continue their march towards sustainable production with two new concept garments: the ‘Infinite Hoodie’ and the ‘Biofabric Tennis Dress’.

adidas by Stella McCartney ‘Infinite Hoodie’

Promoted as the world’s first fully recyclable hoodie, the ‘Infinite Hoodie’ is a joint project with textile innovation company Evrnu. The performance garment is made using 60 per cent NuCycl fiber, a material made using the recycled threads from old garments, and 40 per cent organic cotton that has been diverted from landfills.

At this moment just 50 Infinite Hoodies have been made, and gifted to adidas VIPs and influencers. Given the extraordinary advancements that adidas is making in the sustainability sector, production may debut sooner than we think.

The ‘Infinite Hoodie’ incorporates the same technology behind the adidas fully-recyclable Loop trainer, introduced in April.

adidas by Stella McCartney ‘Infinite Hoodie’

adidas by Stella McCartney ‘Infinite Hoodie’

adidas by Stella McCartney ‘Biofabric Tennis Dress’

The second product prototype, the ‘Biofabric Tennis Dress’, is a collab with Bolt Threads, a company that specializes in bioengineered sustainable materials and fibers. The tennis dress is made with cellulose blended yarn and Microsilk and is fully biodegradable at its life’s end.

adidas by Stella McCartney ‘Biofabric Tennis Dress’

adidas by Stella McCartney ‘Biofabric Tennis Dress’

“Fashion is one of the most harmful industries to the environment,” said Stella McCartney in a statement. “We can’t wait any longer to search for answers and alternatives. By creating a truly open approach to solving the problem of textile waste, we can help empower the industry at large to bring more sustainable practices into reality. With adidas by Stella McCartney we’re creating high performance products that also safeguard the future of the planet.”

Leonardo DiCaprio Folds His Climate Change Foundation Into New Earth Alliance

Environmentalist and Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio is the narrator and co-producer of Ice on Fire, an ‘eye-opening’ look at ‘never-before-seen solutions’ to climate change.

The new documentary, which debuted at the Cannes film festival on Wednesday May 22, travels to the Arctic, Alaska, Norway, Iceland, Costa Rica and the ‘fire-ravaged ruins of Northern California’ to explore the devastating impact of melting ice caps.

‘Ice On Fire’ first aired on HBO June 11 and is perhaps coordinated with another major decision by DiCaprio to fold his environmental charity, The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, into the new Earth Alliance.

As a co-founding chair, the actor will join forces with Laurene Powell Jobs and her Emerson Collective and billionaire investor Brian Sheth, who is a co-founder and president of the private equity fund Vista Equity Partners and also board chair of the Global Wildlife Conservation.

Sheth also founded the Sheth Sangreal Foundation, which will fully finance the administrative costs of Earth Alliance, writes The Hollywood Reporter.

"Today marks the next step in the evolution of LDF as it fully merges under the new Earth Alliance management and grant-making framework," DiCaprio said in a statement. "Laurene and Brian are incredible civic leaders who share my passion and understanding of the urgency and scale of the challenges we face." 

Since launching in 1998, DiCaprio's environmental charity has handed out around $100 million in grants to battle climate change around the world.

"I am proud to join with Leo and Brian to make a habitable earth possible for future generations. Leo is one of the most uniquely gifted communicators of our time, and with Earth Alliance, we will harness those gifts to inspire people, regardless of age, race, or geography, to stand up as leaders for our natural world and safeguard our imperiled planet," Powell Jobs said in her own statement.

"Our planet is at a critical turning point, and we have an opportunity to transition our society to a sustainable one in harmony with—and in support of—all life on Earth," Sheth added in his own statement.

Until July 16, you can livestream Ice on Fire for free on HBO.

Central Saint Martins Student Mi Zhou Creates Gorgeous Toiletry Packaging Made of Soap

Central Saint Martins Material Futures masters student Mi Zhou creates toiletry packaging made of soap.

Central Saint Martins Material Futures masters student Mi Zhou creates toiletry packaging made of soap.

Central Saint Martins student Mi Zhou, a student in the premier design school’s Material Futures master’s degree program has brilliantly re-imagined the wasteful, earth-harming reality of most toiletry packaging by turning the vessels themselves into usable products. Zhou’s lotion, soap, and shampoo containers are made of soap.

Not content to rest on her already first-class sustainability laurels, Zhou’s translucent soap containers are sophisticated, luxurious-looking containers that strongly resemble perfume bottles and powder boxes. Simply fabulous!

To fully execute her concept Zhou consulted with Yanhao Shi, a soap artisan, and Luis Spitz, an expert in the soap industry. Read more about Zhou’s project on the Central Saint Martins Material Futures catalog.

Central Saint Martins Material Futures masters student Mi Zhou creates toiletry packaging made of soap.

Central Saint Martins Material Futures masters student Mi Zhou creates toiletry packaging made of soap.

Central Saint Martins Material Futures masters student Mi Zhou creates toiletry packaging made of soap.

Central Saint Martins Material Futures masters student Mi Zhou creates toiletry packaging made of soap.