Seattle’s Nube9 Gets ‘Powerful’ with Latest Collection

Seattle-based clothing company Nube9, which makes teen sports uniforms and streetwear from recycled plastic, is on a mission to “create awareness about how our decisions impact our community and our environment,” according to founder Ruth True. Since its inception in 2015, Nube9’s mission remains strong with the launch of its latest collection: humbleWARRIOR Powerful Purple.

HumbleWARRIOR is a new label started by Mary Lytle, owner of Barre3 Seattle’s Capitol Hill and Roosevelt studios. According to the company, “humbleWARRIOR represents balance and contrast: gentle and strong, respectful and powerful, in our selves and community, through stillness and flow.”

The collection, which is available online at, includes a crop tank ($45), leggings ($85), and flare leggings ($90). Proceeds from each purchase of humbleWARRIOR Powerful Purple collection directly benefit the Portland-based nonprofit Children’s Cancer Association.

Nube9 fabrics are knit in the United States out of fibers sourced from post-consumer plastic bottles that are chipped, melted down, extruded into poly fiber, and given a moisture-wicking finish. According to the company, each garment keeps between nine and 36 plastic bottles from reaching landfills and polluting the ocean.

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