Nike has announced the upcoming launch of the Marble Ecodown jacket for women, an item constructed as part of the brand’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. Debuted in a grey marble colorway, the jacket is constructed of 100 percent recycled materials and features a transparent polyester shell filled with grey marble Thermore Ecodown insulation.
Press on the new item reads, “We used a 100 percent recycled, transparent polyester shell to help keep plastic out of landfills. We also used 100 percent recycled Thermore Ecodown marble insulation. Because we made the shell and lining fabric out of a semi-sheer repel ripstop, we can still create a durable jacket that helps repel wind and water, and is comfortable to wear.”
Commenting on what goes into making a item fulfill circular design goals, Nike creative director Jessica Lomax explained, “A jacket is a relatively simple object. There are only a few choices you can make that won’t compromise a jacket’s quality: it has to insulate you from the cold, and it has to be lightweight and durable. Thinking about this, I ask myself three questions: 1. Can we choose friendlier materials? 2. Can we use patterns or trims differently to cut back on waste? 3. Where do we source common features like zippers? Can we use recycled ones?”
As of now, Nike hasn’t provided pricing on the Marble Ecodown jacket or exact launch timing other than fall 2020 on the Nike App, nike.com and select retailers.