Jerseys part of MLS-wide initiative to raise awareness around plastic waste on land and in water
The Portland Timbers, Major League Soccer and adidas are once again raising awareness and inspiring action surrounding the impact of marine plastic waste by featuring customized Primeblue uniforms made from a high-performance recycled material and Parley Ocean Plastic™. The jerseys will be worn on field by the Timbers in their match against Inter Miami CF on Saturday, May 28 (5pm PT, FOX 12 PLUS) as well as all MLS clubs May 27-29.
Committed to taking steps to address its environmental impact, MLS and adidas’ teamed up to create Primeblue jerseys which are made from plastics intercepted from beaches, coastal communities, and shorelines, preventing them from polluting the ocean. Once collected, the original plastic source is reworked into technical fibers that can then be repurposed for use in either apparel or footwear. The high-performance yarn features more than 50% Parley Ocean Plastic™ on each jersey.
“Major League Soccer is committed to reducing our carbon footprint and raising awareness about environmental issues, including plastic waste on land and in water,” said JoAnn Neale, MLS’ President and Chief Administrative Officer. “We are thrilled to have an innovative partner like adidas that enables our clubs to sport kits that inspire the soccer community to join together to preserve our ocean and create a cleaner world.”
The 2022 Primeblue Timbers jersey is available starting today for purchase at MLSstore.com and at team stadium stores.
Timbers Primeblue Kit: Available Now
Primeblue: Uniforms made from a high-performance recycled material and Parley Ocean Plastic