The Houston Dynamo will wear specially-made adidas and Parley For the Oceans jerseys to celebrate Earth Day and take part in MLS' Greener Goals initiative for their home game against Toronto FC on April 21.
The jerseys are built of technical yarns made using Parley Ocean Plastic™, upcycled from plastic waste intercepted on beaches and in coastal communities. Each 100% sustainable jersey uses approximately 13 bottles of recycled plastic, and all trim is made of recyclable materials. Limited quantities will be available in the adidas Dynamo Team Store.
Once collected, the original plastic source is reworked into technical fibers that can then be repurposed for use in either apparel or footwear. To commemorate this unique process of repurposing plastic debris, the message “For the Oceans” is featured in the inside of the neck tape detailing, and each club’s name is featured on the back-neck. The jerseys are then shipped in recyclable envelopes. All MLS teams will wear their adidas x Parley jerseys during matches on April 20-22.
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. Stay tuned for more information on the Dynamo's activities during the week!