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Whitehawk release their new kit- with each shirt made from recycled plastic

Whitehawk yesterday confirmed their environmental credentials in a new and rather unique way, as they unveiled a new kit which is manufactured from recycled plastic.

The Hawks have teamed up with Hope and Glory Sportswear in a deal that will last two seasons- the kit will not change next summer. Both the shirt and shorts are made from rPET fabric, (Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate) which is made from recycled plastic bottles that have been melted down to produce a fine yarn, creating a lower environmental impact. Sixteen recycled bottles go to make up each shirt.

The environmental benefits will go still further, as for every kit purchased Hope and Glory will plant a tree. If the club can persuade everyone in Brighton to purchase one, they can create their own forest!

How each shirt is manufactured

How each shirt is manufactured

Whitehawk’s Head of Commercial & Marketing Kevin Miller explained:

“We are delighted to welcome Hope & Glory to the club. We’re all looking forward to get back to playing and watching football again. I know that players and fans will love the new Ecokits!

We’re all trying hard to take a greater responsibility for the world in which we live, and this superb partnership makes a really positive statement, aligning perfectly with our ethos and commitment to our community.”

Congratulations to all at the Hawks for once again being paragons of positivity. Read more here.

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