Everton has unveiled its first home kit from new technical partner hummel for the 2020/21 season.
It's the first release from the Danish partner, featuring the brand's iconic chevrons across the shoulders and sleeves of the royal blue jersey.
The new kit which is available to order online from today, also pays tribute to the Toffees' iconic Z-Cars anthem - with an image of the song's soundbar - which is played each time Everton walk out of the tunnel at their home ground, Goodison Park.
The sound of Z-Cars is synonymous with Everton and Goodison Park - and we’ve really missed the fans at our games over the past few weeks.
Striker Dominic Calvert Lewin, said: “The sound of Z-Cars is synonymous with Everton and Goodison Park - and we’ve really missed the fans at our games over the past few weeks. I really like that the detail of the soundbar is woven into the shirt itself. Hopefully next season we’ll be wearing this kit and walking out to a massive roar at a packed Goodison Park as Z-Cars booms out.”
In a first for both hummel and Everton, the traditional long sleeves on the Goalkeeper’s shirt will be replaced with short sleeves.
Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, said: “I’ve loved having an input into how this year’s Goalkeeper’s kit looks. The team at hummel really listened to what we like to play in, in terms of both colours and the short sleeve style.”
As part of the Everton for Change initiative – the Club’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and raising environmental awareness and sustainability – all of Everton’s home, away and third kits for the 2020/21 season will take advantage of hummel’s ZEROH2O dry-dye technology.
This ensures there is zero water consumption and zero wastewater during the dying process, and a 50% reduction in energy consumption. This means that the 25 litres of fresh clean water normally required to dye just one single shirt is saved for each jersey produced.
Allan Vad Nielsen, hummel’s CEO said: “We are very proud of our association with Everton and the Club’s legacy in English football. It was important to have this reflected in the first home kit whilst tapping into the iconic personality of the club.
We hope that the kit will be well received by all the Evertonians and we are looking forward to celebrating many victories together wearing the new jersey.
“The result is a pure and classic Everton shirt with subtle references to the match day experience at Goodison Park. We hope that the kit will be well received by all the Evertonians and we are looking forward to celebrating many victories together wearing the new jersey.”
Hummel will take over from Umbro at the end of the current season after signing a £30m record deal with Everton for the next three years.
Alan McTavish, Commercial Director at Everton, said: “We are excited to be launching our first kit with hummel as part of our new partnership. hummel has demonstrated its commitment and passion for Everton by delivering a bespoke, original design that is guided by the rich traditions of the Club.
"The creative tribute to Z-Cars that is incorporated into the design will resonate with our fans across all corners of the globe. It is also testament to hummel’s determination to deliver something truly unique and special for our fans.”