Marimekko teams up with Adidas to create new sports line

Marimekko said the new collection will use recycled yarns in order to reduce environmental impact.

The collection will be available for sale in Finland from the beginning of July. Image: Marimekko

Finnish clothing and design firm Marimekko will launch a new line of sports apparel this summer in partnership with German sportswear giant Adidas, the company has announced in a press release.

The limited edition collection will be the iconic Finnish brand's first sportswear line.

In a Friday morning statement, the company said the collection will combine bold patterns with sportswear innovations, using materials and methods made from recycled yarns in order to reduce environmental impact.

"The debut line features two iconic Marimekko patterns – Annika Rimala’s Laine (wave) and Maija Louekari’s Räsymatto (rag rug) – and includes performance and lifestyle pieces spanning training, swimwear, outerwear and more as well as shoes and accessories," the statement said.

The collection is due to be available for sale in Finland from the beginning of July.