Rep your team. Save the planet
Atlanta United is teaming up with adidas and Parley for the Oceans this year to address marine plastic pollution with a special-edition charcoal kit. Timed to celebrate Earth Day and in conjunction with MLS's Greener Goals initiative, Atlanta United is joining clubs all over the league to sport special adidas MLS Parley club kits made with Parley Ocean Plastic, upcycled from marine plastic intercepted by Parley ocean clean-up operations in the Maldives.
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Once the original plastic material is collected, it's repurposed into performance material for use in either apparel or footwear – in this case, jerseys. The one-time specials – which all parties hope will lead the way to future collaborations – read "for the oceans" on the back neck tape to commemorate the occasion. All of this comes as part of MLS's Greener Goals platform, which also includes MLS WORKS' Week of Service leading up to Earth Day.
"Every second breath we take is generated by the oceans. And still, we are at war with the sea,” said Cyrill Gutsch, founder of Parley for the Oceans, in a statement. “Now is the time to negotiate peace with our life support and to invent our way out of this mess. Soccer can lead the way. It shows what we can achieve with the right balance of creativity, collaboration and technology."
The Atlanta United players will don the special-edition kits next weekend on the road against the LA Galaxy. They are available only for a limited time, so make sure you get yours NOW.