After the success of its shoe collection made of plastic, German sports brand Adidas has once again collaborated with Parley for the Oceans in creating a line of swimwear made from recycled ocean garbage.
The team converted ocean plastic, which was mostly made up of debris and junk, into a fiber called Econyl. This fiber has the same characteristics as the nylon fabric used in making swimwear, allowing it to mimic its flexibility and comfort.
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Adidas design director Roger Hahn believes that “it is the responsibility of big companies to help protect the oceans. He adds that “it’s possible to make over 1,000 swimsuits from a large fishing net. This was an initiative of passion. It drove us to know that we were innovating for all future athletes by guarding their oceans.”
50% of Adidas’ current swimwear products are made from recycled material. The sportswear company aims to increase this number and completely turn to recycled materials.