Team England’s Opening Ceremony wear for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, will be produced by Community Clothing.
As host nation at Birmingham 2022, Team England’s 400 athletes will be looking to impress at the Opening Ceremony ahead of the 11-day competition. The Opening Ceremony will take place on the 28th July at the then newly redeveloped Alexander Stadium in Birmingham’s Perry Barr.
Community Clothing are a social enterprise with sustainability at the forefront of their brand, every garment is made from the highest quality sustainable natural materials right here in the UK. By producing in the UK they are creating great jobs and helping to restore economic prosperity in some of the UK’s most deprived areas, as well as reducing the carbon footprint of their supply chain and ensuring the highest ethical standards are met by all their partners.
Team England’s Head of Kit Operations, Louise Pullan, said:
“This Opening Ceremony wear is going to be so special for our athletes, the team, the Games and the nation. A home Commonwealth Games is a once in a lifetime opportunity and we will showcase that through this design on the exciting moment the Games officially open. I'm delighted to be working with Community Clothing, a brand committed to 100% UK ethical production, which will help to further our sustainability commitment.”
Community Clothing Founder, Patrick Grant, said:
“I am extremely proud that Community Clothing will be making the uniforms that Team England will wear at the Opening Ceremony of the Birmingham Games. The manufacturing of textiles and clothing is an important part of our industrial heritage; it forged identities, built communities and created prosperity. We believe that making clothes here in England can be a force for good in the future too; good for people and communities through great jobs and enriching workplaces; and good for nature and the environment through ensuring 100% sustainable methods and materials.”
The design of the Opening Ceremony wear is currently being developed and will be revealed in due course. An element of the kit will be developed through a first of a kind ‘kit collaboration’ project. Team England and Community Clothing are looking for creative individuals to share a piece of work that best epitomises them with a selection invited to take part in a collaboration session to design a key element of the kit.
For more details on the kit collaboration visit the application page here: https://teamengland.org/kit-collaboration