With college football season creeping up, adidas this week debuts all-new uniforms for the University of Miami, made from recycled Parley plastic, accounting for the first-ever football uniform to feature repurposed and upcycled materials. The Hurricanes will don the environmentally-conscious alternate uniforms during their season opener against Louisiana State University on September 2.
The special edition adidas x Parley A1 football uniform is composed of over 70 percent regenerated ECONYL yarn, a “raw material transformed from fishing nets and other nylon waste intercepted in marine environments.” Alongside the uniforms, adidas and Parley also present new adizero 7.0 or FREAK x Parley cleats and gloves, also created from recycled materials.
“Our players and staff are excited to wear the new adidas Parley jerseys and gear for our season opener. We’re also excited that adidas and Parley are teaming up with UM to help promote sustainability around the world,” said Mark Richt, University of Miami Head Football Coach. “Community service has always been an integral part of our football program, and this partnership with adidas and Parley helps us continue those efforts.”
Tune in on September 2 to see the Miami Hurricanes in their innovative special edition uniform.
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