The Converse x Carhartt WIP Renew Chuck 70 Consists of Old Work Clothes
Converse continues to work on its "Converse Renews" program and now drops an exciting Chuck 70 in collaboration with Carhartt.
The duo has been working together for a long time and we are regularly receiving new and exciting releases. But this time Converse and Carhartt are going one step further and design a shoe that is completely made of used materials. To be more precise, the upper material of this Chuck 70 is made of old Carhartt work clothes!
What is Converse Renew?
Converse Renew is a symbol for a new era of Converse design. The company's product developers try to reuse and reinvent old and used materials. This new manufacturing method naturally pursues one essential goal: the development of new and more sustainable methods of manufacturing products.
The Converse x Carhartt WIP Renew Chuck 70
One thousand used Carhartt linen work jackets, trousers, and overalls were purchased from the British fashion and vintage retailer Beyond Retro. These were then sorted into three colour ranges and then cut into individual Chuck 70 shoe panels.
The three-piece design of each pair highlights the stitching characteristic of the Carhartt WIP brand. With the Converse x Carhartt WIP Renew Chuck 70, the Converse Renew program has made use of more than 108,000 textile products from landfills.
The collection will be available in limited quantities at converse.com, carhartt-wip.com, and selected retailers on May 28th.