Give this sustainable polo shirt back to Adidas once you’ve worn it out
The lifespan of a golf shirt can go one way or another: a polo can last you 10 years or it can wear out in a few seasons. Whatever the outcome, Adidas has a solution for the inevitable pollution that results from worn out clothing articles that end up in landfills. A new Adidas polo shirt, the Made to Be Remade Polo, available now, and golfers will be able to return the shirt once it reaches the end of its use.
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Adidas has used the Made to Be Remade concept in its athletic wear before, but this is the first golf item that is a part of the initiative. Golfers will have the chance to give their used polos back to Adidas to be grinded, shredded, and turned into a new, sustainably-made product someday. When you scan a QR code stitched to the shirt, you will be able to access a digital hub where you can start your return. There is no limit to how long a wearer of the polo can hold onto their item, but the return portal will open 100 days after purchase.
“Golfers will still benefit by getting a product that performs on the course but will also have the opportunity to limit a product’s impact on the environment," said Jennie Ko, director of apparel design at Adidas Golf.
The shirt will release in two special-edition colorways, a salmon pink and muted navy blue. Made with the same performance materials as the current collection of Adidas golf shirts, this piece will allow for maximum upper body mobility as always. A subtle looped-yarn texture on the shirt references the continuous cycle of re-use that the sustainable project promotes.
The innovative polo will be available on Adidas.com and on the Adidas app. Women’s sizing will be released later this year.