The 2019 adidas NHL All-Star Game jerseys have been revealed and they are unique in a number of ways.
First, the jerseys are eco-friendly, made in conjunction with Parley for the Oceans, an environmental organization that looks to protect oceans, like the threat of plastic pollution. The color are black and white — “crisp white, like a fresh sheet ice and contrasting black, like a brand-new puck” — with the home team during the 3-on-3 tournament games donning the dark jerseys.
From the NHL:
Created with Parley Ocean Plastic™, a range of materials made from upcycled marine plastic debris, each jersey is crafted to be a symbol of change in the movement to protect the oceans. By spinning a threat into thread, the adidas x Parley partnership gives new purpose to plastic bottles (polyester) and other plastic waste intercepted in marine environments. As a part of their partnership and joint commitments to ending marine plastic pollution through the Parley AIR Strategy (Avoid, Intercept, Redesign), adidas and Parley rework these various marine plastic waste materials into technical fibers that create the material framework of a durable, yet breathable fabric that is optimal for adidas performance apparel.
Secondly, for the first time ever, the monochromatic logos on the jerseys will be of the player’s team, not the NHL shield or conference name.
With the game being played in San Jose, you would have liked to have seen more teal in the jerseys and not relegated to the inside collar, but with the eco-friendly theme, you can understand why they lack the color. They’ll certainly look interested on the ice during All-Star Weekend and jersey collectors will be adding their favorite team/player to their collections.
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Pass or Fail: The NHL’s eco-friendly 2019 All-Star Game jerseys
The 2019 NHL All-Star Skills will take place on Friday, Jan. 25 (9 p.m. ET, NBCSN) and the 2019 NHL All-Star Game will be on Saturday, Jan. 26 (8 p.m. ET, NBC).