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Football News > Nike Green Teams - Brazil vs Holland



When Brazil play Holland in Port Elizabeth on Friday night, players on both teams will take to the pitch wearing the most environmentally-friendly and technologically advanced kit in football history!

The Brazil versus Holland match has been dubbed the “Green Game”, with Nike delivering enhanced performance with reduced environmental impact for the likes of Wesley Sneijder and Robinho. The jerseys are made entirely from recycled polyester, each one directly produced from up to eight recycled plastic bottles.





For this summer’s World Cup finals, the Nike kits are more lightweight and have been designed to keep players drier, cooler and more comfortable, allowing them to maintain an optimum body temperature and perform at their best on the pitch.

What's more impressive is that Nike have achieved all this with their environmental impact in mind. Nike’s fabric suppliers have sourced discarded plastic bottles from Japanese and Taiwanese landfill sites, and then melted them down to produce new yarn that was ultimately converted to fabric for the jerseys.








The kits are part of Nike’s ‘Considered Design’ programme, which aims to reduce or eliminate toxics and waste, increase the use of environmentally preferred materials and use Nike innovation to create more sustainable products.

Considering the environment doesn’t mean having to sacrifice any of the renowned high performance of Nike’s kits, the new range has been engineered to give players an even greater competitive advantage than ever before. Well done to Nike we say!




Only published comments... Jul 01 2010, 09:22 AM by Editor

Comments

 

Naoise1 said:

1st!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! dats unbelieveble

July 1, 2010 9:57 AM
 

treasure4 said:

2nd :) Its cool how theyve made the shirt environmentaly good and it looks just as good. Australia did this to.

July 1, 2010 10:04 AM
 

slam9 said:

3rd :]

nice job Nike

July 1, 2010 10:11 AM
 

jc13 said:

very nice way to put recycled shirts into desirable product. good job

July 1, 2010 10:34 AM
 

cdowling12 said:

thats class coz it good for earth and looks deadly stil

July 1, 2010 10:35 AM
 

SkilletBoi said:

MORE NIKE GIMMICKS AGAIN!!!

'Nike kits are more lightweight and have been designed to keep players drier, cooler and more comfortable, allowing them to maintain an optimum body temperature and perform at their best on the pitch.'

ITS A BLOODY SHIRT, its good that its recycled but nike dont try big it up by adding a load of BS on the side, im done with nike.

July 1, 2010 11:11 AM
 

Ulfinator said:

cool very cool nike

July 1, 2010 11:31 AM
 

Raulgonzalez said:

very nice. go holland!

July 1, 2010 11:36 AM
 

rooney_10_MUFC said:

skilletboi, f~ck up no one cares what you think bcuz all you have to say is bad things about nike. It's called marketing, every brand does it bcuz it needs to look like they're constantly inventing something new for stores to sell. so shut up you f~ucking moron

July 1, 2010 12:13 PM
 

Noname133 said:

Rooney your right man it's all about bussiness. They need to make us interested in buying their products. I can't find any ori in my country so I will be looking in Malaysia

July 1, 2010 12:30 PM
 

D keeper.. said:

I agree with skilletboi its a shirt leave it alone no need to bring the environment into football......i love nike products but i dont like the feeling of wearing bottlles on my back..=]

July 1, 2010 12:38 PM
 

simplyfootball said:

Cool wayy. Save the earth! And Let's go Brazil and Holland! :> I'm for but teams. :D

July 1, 2010 1:17 PM
 

dRo said:

Brazil, The Best! Five Stars! Six Stars now

July 1, 2010 1:22 PM
 

wilnodepilno said:

the shirts are nice,  but we allready knew that.

holland is going to win 4 sure!

Go holland!

July 1, 2010 1:30 PM
 

Henrique Oliveira said:

WILL BRAZIL PLAY IN YELLOW AGAINST HOLLAND? OR BLUE?

July 1, 2010 1:35 PM
 

david villa the 2nd said:

thats deadly how they can it hope man utds jerseys like that

July 1, 2010 2:19 PM
 

cronaldo9kaka8 said:

*** the jerseys, the game is gonna be badass!

July 1, 2010 2:51 PM
 

boogie9 said:

HOLLAND!!

July 1, 2010 3:26 PM
 

Steven4vapor said:

Go brasil

July 1, 2010 3:46 PM
 

Edu said:

great!

If i bring you one bottle would u give me one shirt?

July 1, 2010 3:49 PM
 

el_BatiPiibe_CR9 said:

VAMOS HOLANDAAA!!!

July 1, 2010 3:57 PM
 

AdidasForever said:

and these jerseys are still the same price?

July 1, 2010 4:26 PM
 

F.A Cup Glory said:

 great idea tbh

July 1, 2010 4:29 PM
 

pcm19 said:

like this idea but wouldnt it compromise performance?

July 1, 2010 4:36 PM
 

robinluis said:

so they're basically making them for free, and still selling them for £45.

July 1, 2010 4:57 PM
 

Messi_kid said:

I want a shirt in a bottle like the last pic were can i get one?

July 1, 2010 6:49 PM
 

RedDevilCR7 said:

you wont feel the plastic bootles people cos they have been RECYCLED INTO THREADS. good for environment. good for business. its a win win!

July 1, 2010 7:39 PM
 

stephen said:

Holland !! V.Persie 9

July 1, 2010 11:02 PM
 

Taylor20 said:

as an adidas man i must say this was a brilliant idea by nike

July 1, 2010 11:24 PM
 

Rocknrolla7 said:

Brasil win win!!!!!! LOL

July 2, 2010 2:14 AM
 

daniel2754 said:

all about holland, i hope they win ***!

July 2, 2010 3:04 AM
 

Jorge 11 said:

i want the holland shirt

Holland is going to win.....

July 2, 2010 8:01 AM
 

Tiki said:

isnt it netherlands now? should be a good game

July 2, 2010 8:29 AM
 

JG10 said:

I would prefer Adidas b4 Nike but this is GENIOUS . Well Done Nike. COME ON THE NETHERLANDS

@ Tiki  My teacher in third class said that she has a Dutch friend and hates it when people call the Netherlands Holland because Holland is a large part in the country

July 2, 2010 11:27 AM
 

JG10 said:

I would prefer Adidas b4 Nike but this is GENIOUS . Well Done Nike. COME ON THE NETHERLANDS

@ Tiki  My teacher in third class said that she has a Dutch friend and hates it when people call the Netherlands Holland because Holland is a large part in the country

July 2, 2010 11:27 AM
 

joga_bonito said:

finally a company which is actually doing something for the environment!! 5 stars*****

July 2, 2010 11:53 AM
 

AE7 said:

bYE bYE bRASIL

July 2, 2010 5:24 PM
 

stephen said:

haha i said holland !

July 2, 2010 8:49 PM
 

wilnodepilno said:

next stop for holland: Uruguay

July 2, 2010 11:44 PM
 

rcar said:

they did it with the arsenal away kit  !

July 3, 2010 7:12 AM
 

KINGSTON 8 said:

thats pretty cool

July 3, 2010 9:53 AM
 

gak8 said:

jerseys is not comfy

July 13, 2010 7:45 PM
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