Prolific partners Carhartt WIP and Converse have teamed up for a unique, sustainable line of Chuck 70s constructed from used Carhartt garments that might otherwise go to waste.
The shoes, released under Converse’s Renew initiative to recraft products from textile waste, are comprised of 1,000 used Carhartt garments sourced from UK vintage store Beyond Retro. The concept is perhaps an ultimate realization of both Converse and Carhartt’s enduring popularity; both of the brands’ products are famous for being worn enough to become storied parts of their owners’ lives, and recrafting these pieces only increases their personality individuality. While no two pairs are exactly alike, the fabrics used in them are a combination of similar shades of Carhartt navy, brown, and black.
The capsule diverted over 108,000 pieces of textile waste from landfills, and the reconstructed shoes serve as a testament to the enduring quality and design heritage that both brands pride themselves on.
The Carhartt WIP x Converse Renew Chuck 70 will be available in limited quantities at converse.com and Carhartt-wip.com (as well as select to-be-announced retailers) starting May 28th. Check out product shots and illustrations by Mark Chiarello done for the release below.
Carhartt WIP x Converse Renew Chuck 70
Release Date: May 28, 2020