Adidas is creating products from the Ocean Plastics recycled by working in partnership with Parley for Oceans . The brand who previously made sneakers from plastic waste, has now made Manchester United's new season alternative form with the same material. The form is intended to raise awareness about ocean pollution, while the other side is also inspired by the success of the club.
Respect for Manchester United's historic success 50 years ago
The form is on the 50th anniversary of the competition, when Manchester United won the European Championship Club Cup (the Champions League in its current name) in May 1968 – the victory against Bencfica. With this victory, the first British team to win the cup was . The navy blue t-shirt color is from the royal blues worn in history. In addition, the gold details used in the club opening and the adidas logos are in the respect of the zafere in the cup final. Forms expressed support for Parley with the words "for the oceans" printed on the inner collar line.
Adidas will continue to recycle plastic waste
Adidas has partnered with Parley to update one of the classic shoes from the 1990s, EQT Support ADV. The shoes were produced with yarns from plastic waste in Maldivian beaches. Thanks to a long-standing business association, Adidas even produced a collection of swimwear made from old fishing nets. Manchester United is also not the first in form design. The brand has also designed for the Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in 2016 as a form of ocean waste. Adidas is likely to continue to support Parley's educational and communications programs, the ocean plastics program for ending plastic pollution in the oceans. The brand also committed to using recycled plastic in all its products until 2024.