Active wear brand Nube9 has teamed up with activist/ environmental artist Chris Jordan to repurpose plastic waste into clothing.
Nube9 was founded on the idea that used plastic bottles from sports games could make some pretty cool jersey's. And they were spot on. The company primarily focuses on creating uniforms for basketball teams in Seattle, but has a quirky catalogue filled with eco-friendly pieces for any activity.
Their most recent collection (and first collaboration) The Plastix Generation, is with local activist and artist Chris Jordan. He worked with the Nube9 team to create relevant looks inspired by plastic bags. Prints are derived from jewl-colored bags shaped to form beautiful flowers and the infamous "THANK YOU" plastic bags we find at local carry-outs and corner stores. According to a statement on Nube9's website:
"The Venus print features a portion of the art piece "Venus 2011" which depicts 240,000 plastic bags, equal to the estimated number of plastic bags consumed around the world every ten seconds. Plastix Petals morphs those plastic bags into natural elements, while the Thank You Fish print represents the impact of plastic on our oceans.
Every Nube9 garment uses our own high-performance, moisture-wicking fabric made from post-consumer, recycled plastic water bottles. So, every time you're purchasing a Nube9 garment, you're recycling between 4 and 30 plastic bottles. We also source and make everything Nube9 in the U.S.A."
The "Thank You" graphic is an urban fashion favorite. And its been admirably incorporated into work out essentials like yoga pants and crop tops. As for the floral print? It's feel is very Adidas, and I mean that in the best way possible. Check out the collection for yourself below. Be sure to stop by Nube9.com for more threads and info.