The Hundreds and PUMA Search for Sustainable Solutions in "A Hopeful Future" Collection
The Hundreds and PUMA have come together once again for a new collaboration, this time putting “people over product” in the “A Hopeful Future” collection.
The initiative aims to increase consciousness about how we dress and what we purchase. As a result, pieces throughout “A Hopeful Future” are made with recycled rubber and polyester, organic cotton, and chrome-free leather, making for a more sustainable approach to sneaker and garment production.
In the collection, you can find two pairs of sneakers — one black-and-white PUMA Clyde complete with The Hundreds’ branding on the tongue and on the insole, and another pair of brightly-colored sneakers from PUMA’s RS-line. Although the materials used are sustainable, this by no means makes the sneakers less premium — the Clyde serves up smooth suede alongside finely ribbed detailing on the mid-panel stripe, while the RS model combines ripstop with leather and mesh throughout its upper.
The RS sneaker features a number of bold design elements, such as the tartan-esque colors used on the ripstop to the fluorescent orange that appears on the heel tab, heel branding, and midsole. Elsewhere in the collection, the duo presents a light khaki sportswear-indebted two-piece, a range of graphic T-shirts combining both of the collaborators’ signature logos, and bags.