The launch of the Manchester United ‘Gingham’ home kit caused quite a stir amongst the football community and it definitely split the masses. So perhaps playing caution to the wind, Nike have gone relatively conservative when it came to designing the kit of the world’s richest sporting club. It is the jersey to be worn by stars such as Wayne Rooney, Nemanja Vidic and Danny Wellbeck, and we will see them this season in a sharp white away kit.
The new home kit is made from Nike’s ground-breaking recycled polyester, making it Nike’s most environmentally friendly kit ever produced. Each kit (shirt and shorts) is made using up to thirteen recycled plastic water bottles. This innovative manufacturing process reduces energy consumption by up to 30% compared to manufacturing traditional polyester. Since 2010 Nike has used an estimated 1115 million recycled plastic bottles to create its high performance kits.