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Manchester United x adidas Debut New Navy Kit Made Of Recycled Ocean Plastic
By Izza Sofia, 23 May 2018
adidas and Parley for the Oceans makes further eco-friendly headway in this recent partnership with Manchester United Football Club. The trio has incorporated ocean plastic into the latter’s new jerseys.
Manchester United director Richard Arnold said that the team is delighted to raise awareness on the threat of plastic to the environment through this special kit design.
Its dark blue shirt features the words “For the Oceans” in the inner neckline, with the adidas logo and club crest in gold. These latest jerseys also replicate Manchester United’s 1968 royal blue kit and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the team’s European Cup win.
Evidently, the blue jerseys reflect the world’s oceans that face continuous harm due to persistent plastic pollution.
adidas category product director Oliver Nicklisch said that hopefully, with these new Manchester United jerseys, the community will better understand how detrimental plastic is to the oceans and encourage fans to create a better environment for people to live in.
The players will don the new kit during their pre-season summer tour in the United States. adidas previously collaborated with Parley to create shirts made of upcycled plastic for Real Madrid and Bayern Munich as well.
[via Dezeen, opening image via Dezeen]
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