Last month, Puma Golf introduced us to Tracks, a series of eight capsule collections being released in conjunction with the PGA Tour’s arrival at iconic stops. After dropping the Daybreak Collection in the Hawaiian Islands, Puma is launching the First Mile Collection, the second in the series, in the Arizona desert. Inspired by the Waste Management Phoenix Open’s focus on sustainability, the First Mile capsule consists of apparel made from recycled yarn manufactured from plastic bottles.
The First Mile is an organization that transforms plastic bottles into sustainable jobs, fabrics, and other cool items, including golf apparel. The bottles are sorted, cleaned, shredded, and turned into yarn. In case you are wondering, only three plastic bottles are needed to create a polo shirt. Given today is trash day at GolfThreads HQ, it is safe to say there are a few new polos sitting in our blue recycling container right now.
Look for Rickie Fowler, Gary Woodland, and Emiliano Grillo to debut Puma Golf’s First Mile Collection at TPC Scottsdale. The capsule includes a t-shirt, polo, and ¼-zip in Amazon Green and Quiet Shade Grey. All of which feature a cool, reflective print inspired by elements from the tournament (think palm trees, howling coyotes, adult beverages, and cacti). As if the magic of turning plastic bottles into stylish threads wasn’t impressive enough, a reflective element comes to life when a flash picture is taken of each piece in the collection. Talk about a wow factor!
Separate from the First Mile tops, the collection includes three unique caps (two for men and one for women) made out of recycled material. A Limited-Edition PUMA x Vessel Waste Management VLX Stand Bag with an all-over desert-inspired print will likely be toted by Rickie’s caddie, Joe Skovron.
The next stop in the Tracks series? The Arnold Palmer Invitational in early March. Get your iced tea, lemonade, and multicolored umbrellas ready.