PUMA Opens First Sustainable Store
August 24, 2012
German sportswear retailer PUMA opened its first-ever sustainable PUMA Store in India. The 2,624-sq.-ft. store, located in the Bangalore suburb Indiranaga, was locally developed and sourced, and incorporates a number of energy-saving features. The layout was designed so that more than 90 percent of the interior spaces have access to natural light, and recycled steel from old DVD players, bicycles and boxes was used to construct the building. Additional sustainable features include energy-efficient lighting, an insulated building shell, recycled-wood furniture and fixtures, and a rooftop garden. The retail space is housed on the lower levels, and a “PUMA Social Club” café and bar will open on the upper floor and terrace by the end of 2012.