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.
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.