02 Feb 2017

DEZEEN – Adidas and Parley for the Oceans unveil swimwear made from ocean plastic

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Following the release of ocean-plastic shoes, Adidas has again teamed up with Parley for the Oceans to create a collection of swimwear that is also made from upcycled fishing nets and debris.

German sports brand Adidas worked alongside environmental initiative Parley for the Oceans to create the swimwear range, which is made from plastic waste deposited in coastal areas.

The ocean plastic is converted into a technical yarn fibre named Econyl, which offers the same properties as the regular nylon used to make swimwear.

According to Adidas design director Roger Hahn, the material is just as “cutting-edge as its polyester counterparts”…

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