Adidas and Parley continue their partnership in a bid to save the ocean

Adidas swimwear collection made with Econyl® yarn

After beginning their partnership in 2015 with a partially 3D printed shoe, Adidas and Parley, an organisation dedicated to reducing plastic in our oceans, have teamed up once again. Their work to protect our oceans continues with a collection of trainers and swimwear made entirely of recycled ocean plastics.

Adidas Ultraboost Uncaged with Parley Ocean Plastic™

Last November saw the collaboration launch with 7,00 pairs of limited edition pairs of trainers based on Adidas’ Ultraboost Uncaged design. The German sports brand have committed to making 1 million pairs of their Ultraboost with Parley Ocean Plastic™ by the end of 2017, but this is only the beginning of a long term commitment.

Kicking off (excuse the pun) with eco-jerseys for two of the biggest football teams in Europe, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, Adidas has also expanded their use of sustainable materials with a swimwear line for men and women. The collection is not only cool and contemporary, but considers the people dedicated to the water. “The Econyl® yarn is woven into a high-quality, hard-wearing and high-performance material. It’s like magic. Recycling that does something.”

Adidas swimwear collection made with Econyl® yarn

With the ultimate aim to completely eliminate new plastics from their manufacturing process, we’re excited to know this is only the beginning.