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LOSC Lille and Nike Unveil Home, Away and Third Kits for 2013-14 Season

LOSC Lille will play in their first ever Nike kits next season – kits that pay homage to their heritage while reflecting the club's modern style.

The new home jersey is a classic football design, featuring a red body with a blue ribbed v crew neck and blue ribbed cuffs on the sleeves.

The new away shirt has a classic and elegant white body with red color pop on the high collar and the cuff of each sleeve. The shirt’s design has a long placket and a bonded tape around the edge of the collars.

The third kit is a celebration of the color of Flandres region: Black and yellow

The kit showcases Nike’s belief in style, craft and pride while aiding the performance of players with key technological features.

RECYCLED POLYESTER

  • The kit is made from recycled polyester as part of Nike’s commitment to produce performance apparel with reduced environmental impact. The shirt and shorts of each kit are made from up to thirteen recycled plastic water bottles.

  • In the pioneering process, plastic bottles are chopped into flakes, then melted down to form yarn that is spun into fabric, reducing energy consumption by up to 30 percent compared to manufacturing virgin polyester.

  • Since 2010, Nike has diverted more than 1.1 billion plastic bottles from landfill through the use of recycled polyester.

FABRIC AND NIKE DRI-FIT

  • The kit weighs just 150 grams, 23 percent lighter than previous Nike kits. It also boasts a 20 percent stronger knit structure and significantly improved stretch.

  • The fabric uses Nike Dri-FIT technology to draw sweat away from the body through the fabric where it can evaporate, to keep players cool and dry.

  • Ventilation zones, consisting of tiny laser-cut holes, feature under the arms on both sides, as well as at the shorts waistband, to allow additional comfort and cooling. A mesh panel across the entire back increases air circulation.

FIT AND CONSTRUCTION

  • The shirt has been crafted with bonded T-bars to support the seams at key points and inner welded seams with a clean finish to give a more striking appearance, while also increasing comfort and performance.