Teva and Cotopaxi announced a collaboration to produce the Teva x Cotopaxi collection, which was described as “a celebration of a shared commitment to do better for people and the planet with the use of remnant and recycled materials.” Teva and Cotopaxi said it will also donate $40,000 to the Cotopaxi Foundation to support a grant to the Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood to increase youth leadership education and access in the outdoors.
The Teva x Cotopaxi limited-edition collaboration features Teva’s classic sandal, the Original Universal, and Cotopaxi’s signature Teca windbreaker in playful prints and bright neon colors.
“We’re thrilled to work with Cotopaxi, a like-minded adventure brand with a shared desire to inspire people to do good” said Anders Bergstrom, general manager at Teva. “We are both passionate when it comes to reducing our impact on the planet so future generations are free to explore, and this collection is the perfect expression of that shared belief.”
The water-ready Teva x Cotopaxi Original Universal sandal is designed with a combination of REPREVE recycled polyester webbing coupled with straps featuring upcycled Cotopaxi Del Dia ripstop fabrics. The sandal also features an EVA foam midsole, easy hook-and-loop closure, and a rubber outsole for all-day comfort and support. The Teva x Cotopaxi Teca Half Zip Windbreaker is a packable, water-resistant and lightweight shell that is constructed from DWR-treated repurposed polyester taffeta. The jacket features an outdoor-inspired topo-map pattern, large front kangaroo pocket, front flat pocket and an internal phone pocket.
“Collaborating with Teva presented an ideal opportunity to work alongside a fellow outdoor brand to advance sustainability and social responsibility, while adding to our product offering” said Davis Smith, CEO and co-founder of Cotopaxi. “Having an impact goes hand-in-hand with collective action, and we’re honored to partner with Teva to help address poverty and climate change.”