Sports goods manufacturers Nike have launched a new, exploratory collection named Space Hippie  to highlight the NASA-inspired concept of in-situ resource utilisation — the idea of using space-based resources during deep space exploration. By taking the company’s own “space junk” from the floors of its manufacturing warehouses, Nike is turning waste into feedstock, creating a sustainable sneaker that combines high performance with low impact. 
Each of the four different designs in the collection, named Space Hippie 01, 02, 03 and 04, are made from scrap material such as recycled plastic water bottles, T-shirts and yarn scraps, taken from Nike's factory floors, which the brand has named "space junk", and other recycled materials, to reduce the carbon impact of its products.