Converse X Carhartt WIP Created A Sneaker From Upcycled Workwear

Converse X Carhartt WIP Created A Sneaker From Upcycled Workwear

Converse X Carhartt WIP Created A Sneaker From Upcycled Workwear

Sustainable sneakers that look good and do good.

Sustainable sneakers that look good and do good.

Text: Laura Sanchez

Converse is on a mission to create more sustainable sneakers. From recycled cotton, upcycled garments to recycled plastic bottles—Renew is Converse’s commitment to waste-less design. 

Converse Renew is a line centered around sustainability and innovation. The brand is transforming scraps from their manufacturing process to eliminate waste and develop sustainable practices. The past three collections have made use of cotton waste, thrift finds and recycled plastic to create bold, colorful iterations of the classic Chuck 70. 

Following this line of sustainable designs, Converse has teamed up with Carhartt WIP for the newest collection. The Renew Chuck 70 is made from vintage Carhartt work jackets, trousers and overalls. Like the denim used from a previous collection, the Carhartt pieces are sourced from the vintage retailer, Beyond Retro. 

Each vintage piece is sorted out in three different colors—navy, black, and brown—to create tri-color designs. All sneakers include all three colors, but due to the wear of each upcycled garment, no pair will look the same. To top off the design, the Carhartt WIP branding is on the tongue and heel.

The new collection is set to release via the Converse web store, Carhartt site and select retailers on May 28. For now take a look below.

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