The University of Miami will wear uniforms made of repurposed marine materials in its season opener against LSU, ESPN reports.
Created in partnership with Parley For The Oceans, an advocacy organization with a mission to raise awareness about marine threats, the new uniforms are reportedly made in part from a regenerated yarn that has been transformed from fishing nets and other nylon waste picked up from marine environments. Hurricane players will also don cleats and gloves made from recycled materials.
“Our players and staff are excited to wear the new Adidas Parley jerseys and gear for our season opener,” head coach Mark Richt said in a statement. “We’re also excited that Adidas and Parley are teaming up with UM to help promote sustainability around the world.”
The designs on the new orange jersey features accents that reportedly represent efforts aimed at ending plastic pollution in the world’s oceans; sleeve caps and pants that are outlined in a wave print pattern; palm trees printed up and down the sides of the jersey representing the image of the South Florida ecosystem; and the thread tying the Miami jersey to Parley is featured in a green stitched pattern within the white block numbers.
Miami and LSU will square off in the AdvoCare Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sept. 2.