It's that time of the year again when two of India's biggest passions, cricket and entertainment come together. One of the highly anticipated moments for cricket fans during this period is the design of their favorite team's jersey for the new season.
As part of a larger social and ecological initiative, Chennai Super Kings and The Souled Store decided on a sustainable concept this year. The newly designed Chennai Super Kings replica jersey was created using approximately 15 plastic bottles and uses 90 % less water than regular jerseys. The jersey comes in a customized box made from recycled material, accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the legend himself, MS Dhoni.
Harsh Lal, Co-Founder and Director, The Souled Store, said, "As a brand, we've always been conscious of our larger social responsibility, and how we need to continuously implement better, more sustainable practices. We'd specifically like to thank the entire Chennai Super Kings team for being as excited and passionate as we were to make this happen."
The Super Kings are one of the most consistent teams in IPL history, having qualified for the Playoffs in 10 of their 11 seasons, reached the final eight times, and lifted the trophy thrice.
KS Viswanathan, CEO, Chennai Super Kings, added, "This is the first time in 14 IPL seasons that we've redesigned our jersey, and we felt it would be nice to have every replica jersey made from recycled plastic. It's important for all of us to do our bit to help reduce plastic waste and work towards a greener planet."
The Souled Store is also the official merchandise partner for the Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Rajasthan Royals.