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Nike's new Tennis Classic is made from recycled leather scraps

Flyleather is lighter and more durable than traditional full-grain leather.
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Nike is rethinking how leather is produced with a new development called Flyleather. The material takes discarded scrap leather and recycles it into fibers and then uses a process to combine it with a fabric structure and synthetic fibers to merge it into one whole material. 

The end result is a leather that feels premium, but gets a performance upgrade to create a leather that's 40% lighter and five-times more durable. More importantly, it's sustainable, uses 90% less water, and is made from 50% recycled fiber. 

Flyleather will debut in the Tennis Classic (above) on September 18th at nike.com, Nike SoHo, NikeLab 21 Mercer, and Dover Street Market in New York city. 

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