The new shirt features a special 125th anniversary crest design combining the graphic of the first Club crest with the current version. The anniversary dates of 1886 and 2011 feature on the heart of the shirt, with the word ‘FORWARD’ sitting underneath as a tribute to the Club’s first motto.
While the history and tradition of the Club is present in the shirt design, the new home kit is made from Nike’s ground-breaking recycled polyester – which for the first time includes both the shirt and shorts.
Each complete kit is made up of up to fourteen reclaimed plastic water bottles. This new manufacturing process reduces energy consumption by up to 30% compared to manufacturing traditional polyester saving a huge amount of plastic water bottles from being dumped at landfill sites.