MLS x adidas x Parley: #ForTheOceans

It’s well known that we love a collaboration of great minds at Life After Football.

From Supreme x LV to Supreme x North Face, and even some collaborations (albeit rare ones) that don’t even feature Supreme at all. This one doesn’t have a box logo in sight, but what it does have is a combination of beautiful football kit design and a strong ethical purpose, in celebration of Earth Day on April 23rd.

That is because adidas, MLS and Parley for the Oceans have combined to produce stunning football shirts for American soccer teams to wear in forthcoming matches – raising awareness for the negative effects of marine plastic pollution and looking amazing whilst doing so. Parley, an organisation that provides a space for creatives to come together to help save the beauty of the increasingly fragile ocean, recognise the importance of the sea as the most important ecosystem on the planet. By joining forces with adidas, they have created these jerseys out of upcycled plastic that has been retrieved from the deep blue in the coastal areas just off of the Maldives.

NYCFC and Orlando City will both be wearing these shirts when they clash at the weekend, an amazing gesture from the football clubs, the league and adidas as their kit manufacturers. The fact that the kits are also really good-looking is an amazing bonus, with the geometric, slightly faded print of the design looking like a throwback to the iconic jerseys of the late-eighties and early nineties. The adidas and Parley label in the bottom corner of each shirt is also a classy addition.

LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders will also be sporting shirts conjured up from the same, very special triple collaboration in their upcoming fixtures, spreading this poignant and important message all over the United States and, considering the growing reputation of MLS, all over the world.