The Making of Nike Football National Team Jerseys
They say you learn something new everyday. Well today, you can learn something really cool. Nike has released a video displaying how they turn 7 recycled plastic bottles into a new team jersey.
Here are the facts: each jersey is made up of approximately 7 plastic bottles while each short with approximately 6 plastic bottles for a total of 13 plastic bottles per kit. The entire jersey outfit is made up of 96% recycled polyester making the 2012 National Team Kit Nike’s most environmentally-friendly jerseys ever.
Recycled plastic bottles are melted to produce new yarn and then converted into the fabric used for the jerseys. Apparently, this recycling process reduces energy consumption by an estimated 30% due to saving raw materials and avoiding the process of manufacturing new virgin polyester.
Another interesting fact: Nike has used 150 million recycled bottles since 2010 to produce its jersey kits, and lined up end to end is enough to span the world!
Check out the innovative process below: