Bayern’s Champions League jersey made from recycled plastic
FC Bayern München and its partner adidas have today released the new Champions League jersey for the 2018/19 season. A dynamic, wavy pattern runs down the steel-grey jersey, with the iconic white side stripes and contrasting dark collar rounding off the design.
The shirt made of recycled plastic is the result of a partnership between adidas and the 'Parley for the Oceans' initiative, an alliance of visionaries, thinkers and leaders with the aim of raising awareness of the state of our oceans and launching projects to protect and preserve the world's seas. adidas, a joint founder of Parley for the Oceans, supports the organisation in its educational and communications work as well as with its 'Ocean Plastic Program'. In addition, adidas works with Parley to develop methods of making high-quality yarns and fibres from plastic waste.
The launch of the jersey is another signal of FC Bayern München's growing commitment to sustainability and environmental protection. "I think everyone in our society has become aware of the need to protect our planet," said Mats Hummels, Bayern's environment ambassador. "By 2050, the weight of plastic in the oceans could weigh more than the entire fish stock if we don't manage to dispose of plastic better and ultimately reuse it. The Parley kit is an example to the world of sport. adidas has tackled the important issue of ecology here in a responsible and creative way."