PUMA x FIRST MILE

PUMA x FIRST MILE isn’t just about turning plastic into product. This is a collection rooted in social impact and human connection—one that threads people together around a decision to do better.

Empowered people.
Cleaner planet.

1. PLASTIC COLLECTION

First Mile collectors source plastic bottles from communities in Haiti, Honduras, and Taiwan to trade at local plastic collection centers.
FIRST MILE | PUMA®

2. COLLECTION CENTER

Once prepped and bundled, the bottles are transported to a recycling facility for processing.

3. RECYCLING FACILITY

Recycling facilities grind the bottles into plastic flakes which are then extruded into pellets. Caps and labels are removed to prevent contamination from any non-PET materials.

4. FIBER MAKING + TEXTURIZING

The pellets are turned into fine strands, then texturized into a soft fiber.

5. YARN SPINNING

Fibers are spun and further texturized to create a more substantial strand of yarn with optimal feel and flex.

6. FABRIC MANUFACTURING

First Mile yarn is woven or knit to create fabrics and textures for products that truly empower from the first mile forward.

RECYCLED PLASTIC
TO LOCAL IMPACT

From the first mile forward.