Today’s Solutions: May 20, 2022

The 2020 Olympics are coming up in Tokyo this summer and Nike has released its highly anticipated Team USA uniforms. This year, the uniforms are making not only a fashion statement but a sustainability statement as well. The athletic clothing features sustainable recycled materials such as polyester made from recycled plastic bottles as well as rubber and yarn waste from Nike factories.

What athletes wear has a big impact on their comfort and performance and Nike designs Olympic clothing to be worn during the entire event, from competition to the podium. Specific uniform items include windbreakers made of recycled plastic bottles and logos crafted from waste rubber. Footwear includes Nike Air Vapormax sneakers created from 75 percent manufacturing waste. The shoes also use Nike’s Flyknit platform which cuts fabrics to optimize material use and reduce waste. 

Basketball and soccer uniforms will be made from 100 percent recycled nylon and Nike has designed the first-ever Olympic skateboarding uniforms created with 100 percent recycled polyester. 

One of the world’s largest athletic brands using sustainable materials to design the uniforms for the world’s highest level of competitive sports is a powerful statement about the role of environmentally friendly initiatives across all industries. Highlighting sustainable fashion at one of the world’s most globalized events demonstrates how, much like athletics, sustainability efforts transcend borders and nationalities.

Solutions News Source Print this article
More of Today's Solutions

Architects redesign their industry labor model

The architecture profession is often glamorized as a creative and lucrative job where individual designers get their names tied to monumental construction projects. The truth is that an individual’s effort, even their whole team’s collaborative ... Read More

Meet the animals that refused to go extinct

May 20th marks the 17th annual Endangered Species Day. Every year, thousands of people around the world join together in taking action to protect and celebrate endangered or threatened species. In solidarity with the lives ... Read More

US trucking shortages might be at an end

Right now, economists, workers, and consumers alike are all holding their breath with the looming potential of a recession. It’s a lot to mentally wrangle with while we all look at various economic indicators and ... Read More

“Dramatic” success in clinical trials of novel asthma treatment

According to the AAFA, around 25 million people in the U.S. have asthma, about one in every 13 people. This long-term disease causes swelling and inflammation of the airways, resulting in restriction and discomfort when ... Read More

UK-based walking group makes strides in men’s mental health

Of course, it’s never advisable to generalize, in this case, however, the evidence demonstrates that men are notoriously difficult to serve when it comes to mental health support.  With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, ... Read More

4 fascinating facts about bees to celebrate Bee Day

May 20th is Bee Day! So, to celebrate our fabulous pollinating friends, here are four facts that go beyond their all-important role in plant cross-fertilization. Females are the future Female bees have different jobs depending ... Read More