Some 50,000 DryDye t-shirts are available

Some 50,000 DryDye t-shirts are available

Sportswear giant Adidas has launched a range of DryDye T-shirts, which are dyed using pressurised CO2 instead of water. 

Adidas claims the process also uses 50% less energy, and 50% fewer chemicals. 

Adidas partnered with Thailand-based technical fabric and garment manufacturer Yeh Group to support the development of the technology, which produced the fabric for the sportswear brand.

It has produced some 50,000 DryDye T-shirts to launch alongside the Olympic Games. Adidas said it saved over 1.2m litres of water by making the T-shirts using this process.

The company has launched DryDye T-shirts for men, women and children in four designs, with the technology to be introduced into more garments over the next few seasons.

Last week, the sportswear giant also released its Adizero Primeknit shoe to coincide with the London Olympic Games.