adidas and Parley for the Oceans continue to raise awareness around the harmful impact of marine plastic pollution, this month partnering with Major League Soccer for an Earth Day initiative. During Earth Day weekend (April 20 to April 22), all MLS teams will wear Parley kits made using upcycled plastic waste intercepted on beaches and in coastal communities.
“We are proud to continue to build upon our collaborative efforts with MLS and Parley for the Oceans to inspire creative solutions for protecting the world’s oceans,” says Ernesto Bruce, Sr. Director of adidas Soccer. “We believe in the innovative partnership we have forged and hope that these kits made using Parley Ocean Plastic inspire the soccer community to join us in preserving our precious environment.”
MLS first partnered with adidas and Parley just last year on jerseys for four clubs: New York City FC, Orlando City SC, LA Galaxy, and Seattle Sounders FC. For 2018, all 23 MLS squads will participate, as the kits come in two colorways, non-dye and carbon.
“In partnership with adidas, we’re excited to bring the MLS Parley kits to all 23 clubs as part of this season’s MLS WORKS Greener Goals initiative,” adds JoAnn Neale, Chief Administrative & Social Responsibility Officer for Major League Soccer. “MLS is committed to reducing our carbon footprint and raising awareness about environmental issues, including plastic pollution. We’re proud to support Parley for the Oceans and encourage the soccer community to create a cleaner, healthier environment.”
The adidas 2018 MLS Parley jerseys are available beginning today.
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