ADIDAS UNVEILS NATURE-INSPIRED FEDERATION AWAY KITS FOR FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2023.
adidas showcases bold new jerseys for Argentina, Colombia, Germany, Japan, Spain, and Sweden, which together with the previously unveiled kits for Italy and Jamaica and the yet to be released Philippines jerseys, form the brand´s roster of participating teams in this year´s FIFA Women´s World CupTM
Designs across all adidas federations draw inspiration from nature, celebrating unique natural scenery found in each nation, connecting players and fans alike, by encouraging a shared appreciation of the wonders of the natural environment in their country
The kits also feature the latest in adidas technologies, ensuring athletes at this year´s tournament can play to their full potential on the field of play
The new away kits are available for purchase from 23rd March via adidas.com Women’s World Cup jerseys and in adidas retail stores.
Today – as proud partners to nine of the teams competing at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023™ - adidas unveils the away kits for Argentina, Colombia, Germany, Japan, Spain, and Sweden, having already unveiled the eye-catching designs for Italy and Jamaica earlier this year and with the kits for the Philippines, still to be released in the coming months.
As all eyes turn towards this year’s showpiece event, each federation kit is inspired by nature, celebrating the iconic scenery and diverse natural landscapes of each country – including the vast green woodlands of Germany, the sprawling glacial rivers of Sweden and the ever-changing colors of the Caño Cristales River in Colombia.
Sam Handy, Vice President Product and Design, adidas Football: “The FIFA Women’s World Cup is the absolute pinnacle of the sport - capturing the imaginations of both current and new fans across the globe. As with every major competition, we know the designs will become etched into football’s history books. With the tournament being held in Australia and New Zealand – two countries with iconic landscapes – we wanted to create a common theme throughout our kits, in celebration and appreciation of the wonders of the natural environments that can be found around the world.
The jerseys are also of course performance-led and come equipped with technologies that allow players to meet the demands of the modern game. For this year’s federation kits, we believe we’ve delivered just that - best-in-class performance sportswear with a design that is bold, exciting, and celebrates the diverse natural landscape unique to each country – a combination worthy of this year’s Women’s World Cup.”
Each shirt features the latest in adidas fabric innovations, including lightweight, heat-applied details. The kits for Argentina, Colombia, Germany, Japan and Spain are constructed using materials and textures to help keep players feeling cool with HEAT.RDY technology, optimized to keep players feeling comfortable while performing on the biggest stage. While AEROREADY technology in the Sweden kit uses sweat wicking or absorbent materials to keep players feeling dry.
Both authentic and replica versions of each kit are made from a yarn containing 50% Parley Ocean Plastic, re-imagined plastic waste, intercepted on remote islands, beaches, coastal communities and shorelines, preventing it from polluting our ocean. The other 50% of the yarn is recycled polyester. Just one of the innovations that represent our commitment to help end plastic waste.
FEDERATION KIT DESIGN DETAILS:
Striking landscapes from Serranía de Hornocal in the north to Ushuaia in the south, the Argentina away kit signifies the diverse natural landscapes found across the country. The bold graphic also features a bold race car style stripe to capture attention at high speeds – a design feature that grows in stature when standing shoulder to shoulder as one team.
The Colombian away kit pays homage the many hues of the Caño Cristales River – often referred to as the ‘River of Five Colors’ - celebrating the unique changing phenomenon that occurs due to the reflection of light against the water. Utilizing traditional federation colors, re-imagined through the lens of flowing water and the reflection of light, the design brings in a fresh look that celebrates the country’s rich biodiversity.
Germany’s away jersey is inspired by the various deep green woodland areas found within the country – from the Black Forest to the Zauberwald. The various shades of green and bespoke handmade graphic celebrate Germany’s vast woodlands – which cover an area equivalent to one third of the country’s land mass.
Japan’s away kit takes its pink color cues from the beautiful pink sunrise that can be witnessed at Mount Fuji. The sunrise represents the collective mission of the Japanese team - as the Women’s World Cup emerges on the horizon - to add another winner’s star to the team badge.
The Spanish away jersey takes inspiration from the beautiful coral reefs that can be found around Spain’s vast coastlines – a feature the country shares with the famous coral reefs found in the tournament’s host nations of Australia and New Zealand. With much of the coral reef found off the ‘Costa Blanca’ already damaged by rising sea temperatures, the design aims to raise awareness and discussion of the effects of further global warming on our sea’s reefs.
Sweden’s away jersey is inspired by the vast glacial rivers and ice caps that can be found across the country. Combining a changing glacial blue graphic, with trims and details in the iconic yellow color synonymous with the nation – the design seeks to highlight the beauty and importance of the nation’s glaciers and the impact that global warming could have on them.
The release of adidas’ Women’s World Cup jerseys follows the recent launch of the Official Match Ball - OCEAUNZ - released as part of adidas’ official role as partners to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023™. As well as offering a bold design featuring a decoration of blues and greens and visuals nodding to the vast mountains of New Zealand and Australia’s connection with the Indian Ocean, 1% of net sales of OCEAUNZ are contributed towards adidas Football Collective partner, Common Goal’s ‘Global Goal 5 Accelerator’; a collective project to increase female participation, representation and leadership in the grassroots game.
Alongside its work with the adidas Football Collective, the brand is committed to working with established community partners, activists and change-makers to deliver real action for the game. This is achieved through the deployment of resources to teams that give access where it isn’t readily available, including disability champions, women game-makers and teams from the LGBTQIA+ community. These initiatives form part of adidas’s ongoing commitment to helping to make sport equal, because when it comes to sport, fair play doesn’t yet exist for all. Using the power of sport to create a better future for the planet and people, the brand is focused on creating possibilities through products, programs and partnerships.
All federation kits are available to purchase from March 23rd via adidas.com Women’s World Cup jerseys and in adidas retail stores, retailing at R1299.