Nike has joined with the French Football Federation on Monday and a shirt and short made from recycled microfiber polyester, to put it in laymen’s term, the pair is derived entirely from discarded plastic bottles along with organic cotton.
The short comprises 100 percent recycled PET polyester. The shirt combines the same material with 4 percent organic cotton.
The innovative jersey is an exemplary product that blends together elegant design as well as environmental sustainability.
The most significant feature of the kit is that it is made to maximize performance and minimize environmental impact.
Above all, it reflects the French style and tradition as well. The lightweight design features Nike Dri-FIT technology and engineered ventilation systems to help keep players cool.
The French coach Laurent Blanc described it as the representation of the spirit of French elegance, something recognized all over the world.
He further added that the true collar, the new blue, the addition of the red really enhances the new kit. It goes well with the philosophy I want to create: creativity, humbleness, and ambition.
The announcement of the partnership between Nike and French Football Federation was made at Espace Cambon, unveiling the new team kits with French players Abou Diaby, Alou Diarra, Florent Malouda and Yann MVila, France Coach Laurent Blanc and Nike Inc President and CEO, Mark Parker.
The new shirt and shorts kit will make its official debut in the game against Brazil at Stade de France on Feb. 9. Fans could grab theirs on retail versions from February 5.