Celebrating Earth Day Through the MLS Adidas x Parley Jerseys
A couple days from Earth Day, it was great seeing how the Major League Soccer (MLS) took the initiative to commemorate this event. Making the earth a better place is a goal we should all contribute to and take seriously. In addition to all MLS teams hosting green initiative events, …
A couple days from Earth Day, it was great seeing how the Major League Soccer (MLS) took the initiative to commemorate this event. Making the earth a better place is a goal we should all contribute to and take seriously. In addition to all MLS teams hosting green initiative events, they also honored Earth Day by wearing jerseys made out of recycled material.
These past months, the MLS x Adidas teamed up with four MLS franchise to raise awareness in regards to the harmful impact of marine plastic pollution. This action was made possible through the jersey collaboration designed by Parley Ocean Plastic™. For those that aren’t familiar with Parley, they are an organization of creators that addresses major threats going on towards ocean life. The Major League Soccer is the first to bring this Parley initiative to the US. Teams that have participated include big names such such as Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
The four teams that were selected to collaborate with Parley Ocean Plastic™ are NYCFC, Orlando City, Seattle Sounder, and L.A Galaxy; not for nothing, these are the best selling franchise in the MLS. The jerseys were made from technical yarn containing Parley ocean plastic. They were upcycled from marine plastic that is obstructed by Parley clean-up operations in coastal areas of Maldives. The Kits come in Gray and White but have difference design colorways crafted by Parley as well. Each Jersey has the slogan “For The Ocean” on the inside. The main purpose of this initiative between MLS and Parley is the commitment to implement the Parley A.I.R. strategy (Avoid, Intercept, Redesign).
We all know how important it is to take care of mother nature, especially knowing that global warming is affecting most parts of this earth. Maybe you didn’t get a chance to participate on some of the Earth Day events but there’s always time to contribute…especially through these jerseys. NYCFC will be auctioning a selected amount of the Parley x Adidas jerseys and all proceeds will go the charity City in the Community (CITC). If you would like to bid on the jerseys Click here. Its a win, win if you get to keep one of these jerseys. one one hand you’ll have a limited edition jersey and on the other, you’ll get to contribute to a charity.
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