US sporting goods firm Nike has commenced its partnership with the French Football Federation with the launch of a newly designed kit.

It takes over Adidas as supplier of the France team this year.

Nike said the kit combines "French style and tradition with Nike product innovation", but tries to minimise environmental impact.

"France is one of the most successful and well known teams in the world and we look forward to delivering innovative products to help them perform on the pitch," said Mark Parker, Nike president and CEO.

The kit features Nike Dri-FIT technology and engineered ventilation systems to keep players cool, a company statement said.

The shirt and shorts are made from a microfibre polyester that is derived entirely from recycled plastic bottles, Nike said. For the shirt, this material is combined with organic cotton, being 96% recycled polyester and 4% organic cotton.

The new kit will be worn for the first time in a game against Brazil at Stade de France on 9 February.