Vegan Football Club Unveils Its Sustainable Uniform Made From Bamboo

The 'world's greenest football club' said it was 'shocked' to find out that modern sportswear is made from plastic
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Inspired by 'nature's original camo' (Photo: Supplied)

Forest Green Rovers, which has been dubbed as 'the world's greenest football club', has unveiled its new sustainable uniform made from bamboo.

The new kit, which is inspired by 'nature's original camo – the zebra stripe', also features conservation organization Sea Shepherd's skull and crossbones logo on the back - as the charity sponsors the club.

'Making strides' to sustainability

In a statement sent to Plant Based News, Dale Vince, Chairman of Forest Green Rovers, said: We've taken inspiration from nature with our new kit–from the zebra stripes to the sustainable materials. I was pretty shocked when I found out that modern sportswear is actually made from plastic, that feels wrong to me, not just from the sustainability point of view, but for performance too.

"Together with PlayerLayer, we're making strides towards a new approach for football kit–this year's 50 percent Bamboo is a stake in the ground (no pun intended), we plan to move beyond that. The aim is 100 percent sustainable high-performance material."

'Forward-thinking'

Roderick Bradley, Founder of PlayerLayer, added: "We are privileged to work with such a forward-thinking, creative, and rebellious football club. We are developing some completely natural fabrics which will change the sports clothing industry forever."

You can shop the new kit here