The Tokyo 2020 Olympic torchbearer uniform is made from recycled plastic bottles. The Tokyo Olympic Association designs the white T-shirt and trouser combination as a unisex uniform. This year's theme is "Hope lights our way." Fittingly, the design is made from recycled material, which instills a sense of hope for future generations as companies across all industries search for sustainable alternatives.
The association's design team, headed by Daisuke Obana, collaborated with Coca-Cola to collect plastic bottles and create the uniforms for the Torch Relay. A red diagonal sash runs from the front to the back of the outfit, routinely worn in Japanese sporting relays. Thus, the design incorporates Japanese tradition to honor the host country.
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