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Adidas launches swimwear made from reclaimed ocean plastic

To help highlight the risk to our oceans from discarded plastic, adidas has launched its SS17 Parley swim range made from up-cycled ocean plastic generated from used fishing nets and debris intercepted in coastal areas. This plastic is converted into a technical yarn fibre, Econyl®, a recycled material offering the same high quality and performance as the nylon usually found in wider swim apparel, but with the additional environmental benefits of using regenerated waste.

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ASA launches Swim Safe Campaign for Open Water

Open water swimming has experienced something of a surge in popularity recently, and while it’s not an inherently unsafe activity, there’s little doubt that getting into trouble in a lake or the sea carries greater risk than a similar incident in a pool, while cold water can impact on people’s swimming ability. The Amateur Swimming Association and RNLI have launched a new campaign to educate parents on how their children can swim safely in open water.

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