Nike Forward

Move to Zero

The inaugural collection is made with less carbon compared to our traditional knit fleece. We call it Forward because that’s where we’re going.

Last updated: 28 October 2022
2 min read

The Way Forward

We built Nike Forward for the futurist who honors the wisdom of worn paths.

And the kid building a spaceship in their backyard.

This is for you, for us, and for everyone else.

It’s a futuristic material made from ultra-thin, needle-punched layers.

Nike Forward material reduces the carbon footprint by an average of 75% (due to use of recycled materials, lower process energy use, and lower material density) when used instead of our traditional fleece material to make an apparel product.

The carbon footprint of Nike Forward material is based on a cradle-to-gate assessment reviewed by PRé Sustainability B.V. Trims and other minor components are excluded from the results.

It’s made to do more with less process energy.

Welcome to the world of Nike Forward.

Less is More

Crafted with an ultra-futuristic and reductive needle-punching process, this collection’s garments feature raw edge pockets, exposed seams, and other intentional design choices that help us generate less waste in the manufacturing process and pave the way for future circularity.

Layered Approach

Assembled from multiple ultra-thin layers, each level of Nike Forward is designed for a specific function like warmth or softness. These layers are variable and can be fine-tuned to give the material different performance benefits. For example, the inaugural collection uses a Therma-FIT ADV layer to keep you warm and cozy.

Ultra Minimal, Ultra Versatile

Nike Forward drapes in an incredibly crisp, structural way, meaning that pieces made from this futuristic material can serve as both statements and staples. Dress them up, down, and all around your wardrobe – they’ll shine wherever you use them.

Breaks in Over Time

Each Nike Forward garment is designed to break in as you wear it. Make plenty of memories in it—it’s built to be worn to perfection.

If you take care of it, it’ll take care of you, too.

Originally published: 31 October 2022

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