Women’s Sports: Saudi Women’s Greens Team wear sustainable brand luxury Abadia with Arsenal legend Thierry Henry

Saudi Women’s sports team, The Greens were recently spotted in Saudi-based sustainable luxury brand, Abadia at the Global Goals World Cup in New York.

Courtesy of Abadia, The Greens Team were seen wearing sustainable jackets created by the use of deadstock materials inspired by the colours of the Saudi flag and their love for sport and culture. The jackets feature handwoven sadu details handcrafted by artisans; by women for women. 

Abadia’s creative director, Shahd AlShehail added that the project “was an amazing opportunity to design for a group of strong women whose values so wholly align with our own.”

Established by the Saudi Sports for All Federation earlier this year, The Greens team use their passion for sport to promote environmental causes. The Greens football team formed and lead by women finished in second place at the Global Goals World Cup tournament in New York.

Their involvement in the Global Goals World Cup demonstrates how sport and fitness can play a role in confronting environmental challenges. President of the Saudi Sports for All Federation, Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, aims to engage at least 40% of the Saudi population in weekly sports and physical activity by the year 2030.

The Greens initiative contributes to the growth of sports teams and brands raising awareness on the effect of harmful waste on the planet. Sportswear brands such as Adidas’ partnership with Parley Oceans Plastic also demonstrates this.

Adidas’ fight for the oceans is reflected in their collaboration – creating high-performance sportswear from 75% upcycled marine plastic waste.

By pairing up with the ethical Saudi brand Abadia, The Greens kept their conscious style close to their roots and made sure their sustainability goals were in line with the project and their ultimate mission. 

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