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Nike's New Flyleather Material Transforms Traditional Leather

 - Sep 19, 2017
References: wired & businessoffashion
Nike's newly developed Flyleather has been a long time coming, and is now available a few years after the brands' other innovative material release in the form of the Flyknit.

The Flyleather material is modeled after the Flyknit, and offers a sustainable leather alternative that is made from combined "leather scraps and polyester blend fibers". Made from the leftover and normally unusable materials that most leather-makers discard, this innovative material is much more sustainable than traditional leather. The process of creating it includes grinding those materials into a fine dust, and then combining that dust with polyester fabric and water to make a paste, which is then bonded together to create Flyleather.

This sustainable leather material is a manifestation of Nike's goal to reduce its environmental impact, and reveals the brand's ongoing commitment to the cause of environmental protection.