Interesting football football kit news from Sky Bet League Two as the World’s greenest football club Forest Green Rovers have revealed prototype version of their current 2020-21 home kit made out of waste coffee grounds and recycled plastic.
Almost two years ago the club revealed that their new kits were being made out of bamboo to do their bit for the environment but now they have gone one step further.
Working with kit manufacturers PlayerLayer, Forest Green Rovers have revealed a new prototype version of their current home kit made out of waste coffee grounds and recycled plastic that in testing has proved to be lighter, more breathable and more durable than its bamboo counterpart.
Forest Green Rovers will test the prototype coffee made kit when they face Colchester United at the Innocent New Lawn this coming Saturday.
Dale Vince the Forest Green Rovers Chairman said, “Our adventure in alternative materials continues. When we pioneered bamboo with PlayerLayer two years ago it was considered a pretty revolutionary idea, and the thought of using coffee grounds is no less radical or surprising.
“It’s time the world of football wakes up and smells the coffee about the future of the planet. If nothing else, this prototype kit will bring new flavour to that old cliché of grinding out a result.”
The club will sell the limited edition matchworn prototype shirts with a special coffee blend from local Cirencester based Rave Coffee.
Proceeds will be split between Gloucestershire NHS and One Tree Planted.