Innovation and technology in the shirts

Innovation and technology in the shirts

The new Barça kits, made of recycled polyester incorporate the latest Nike developments

The new kits represent with pride the club symbols, and also feature the very latest Nike developments regarding invocations in performance, textile technology, dampness control and environmental sustainability.

Nike’s Dri-FIT technology pushes sweat to the outside of the shirt and shorts, where it evaporates quickly. This means that the players will be able to perform better because they will be drier, cooler and more comfortable.

The ventilation holes are laser cut and the mesh panels in key areas of the uniform were designed to improve performance by increasing air circulation around the players’ bodies, while also helping to regulate temperature.

The shirt is made of an engineered textile including a mesh structure under the chest to help increase air flow and movement. For the first time, the names and numbers of the players also include a new and innovative ventilation system to help with humidity control.

Sustainable innovation

Nike includes sustainable innovation in the heart of its uniforms through the use of recycled polyester, offering insuperable performance and less environmental impact.

Each garment (shirt, shorts and stockings) is made of recycled polyester, which is taken from recycled bottles, which are melted into a thin thread that is used to create the textile. Each shirt makes use of 18 recycled bottles. Since 2010, Nike has used more than 2 billion plastic bottles from garbage dumps to create recycled polyester, enough to cover 3,500 football pitches.

Thanks to the use of recycled polyester, Nike has also reduced the energy consumed in the manufacture process by 30% compared to virgin polyester. For further information please visit


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