Detailing in 2015-16 home and away kits pays tribute to Berlin state flag.
HERTHA BSC HOME KIT 2015-16
This season Hertha BSC will play in an updated take on its traditional aesthetic. The look extends an enduring pride in Berlin and the club's status as the German capital’s leading team.
The shirt's back neck features a small Berlin state flag, a symbol that has represented West Berlin since 1954 and the entire city since 1990, the year of German reunification. Additionally, red details inspired by the flag adorn both the shirt and the club's signature blue shorts.
HERTHA BSC AWAY KIT 2015-16
References to Hertha BSC’s home colors also run subtly through the navy blue away kit. The club’s traditional lighter blue debuts around the back of the modern V-neck collar, whilst sleeve cuffs feature white and lighter blue trim as a tribute to the home stripes that are synonymous with the club.
As on the home shirt, the away kit features a small Berlin state flag on the back of the neck.
Proud symbols of the club, the new kits are also progressive. They offer the latest in Nike performance innovation, fabric technology, moisture management and environmental sustainability.
NIKE DRI-FIT TECHNOLOGY
Nike Dri-FIT technology draws sweat away from the body to the exterior of the shirts and shorts, where it quickly evaporates. This allows players to perform at their best by remaining cooler, drier and more comfortable.
The laser-cut ventilation holes and mesh panels in key areas of the kit are designed to improve performance by increasing air circulation to the players’ bodies and helping regulate their temperatures.
The jersey is crafted using a lightweight solid fabric on the sleeves and front combined with a full mesh back panel to increase airflow and facilitate enhanced movement.
Nike places sustainable innovation at the heart of its kits through the use of recycled polyester, delivering unrivalled performance and lower environmental impact.
Each piece of the kit – the shirt, shorts and socks – is constructed with recycled polyester, which is made from recycled plastic bottles that are melted down to produce fine yarn used to create the fabric. Each kit is made using an average of 18 recycled plastic bottles. Since 2010, Nike has diverted more than 2 billion plastic bottles from landfills into recycled polyester – enough to cover about 3,500 football pitches.
By using recycled polyester, Nike is also reducing the energy consumed in the manufacturing process by up to 30 percent compared to virgin polyester. For more information, visit nikebetterworld.com.