Q and A with joma UK

We're proud to announce our first exclusive interview with a top football kit manufacturer on footballshirtculture.com

John Woodfield, Director of Joma UK was kind enough to answer some questions about the Joma brand and their football kits. We asked some friends of FSC to help out with some questions. Many thanks to John Woodfield, Simon Shakeshaft, John Devlin, Chris Oakley.

 

Questions : FSC

1) Can you tell us how the proces of designing a football kit goes, and how long it takes from A-Z to create it?

Joma UK ) The process is always ongoing, as soon as Joma and the club launch a new kit we are starting on the next seasons requirements. The process includes research within the History of the Club, and to the requirements by many of those involved, Chairman, Board Directors, Manager, Commercial Director,and supporters. For Joma the full timescale of the process from initial research and then selected designs, to manufacture, to launch at the respective club takes 10 months.

Here you find the kit designs used at the World Cup 1982 in Spain. It's still under construction, so stay tuned for the full version and other World Cup kit history.

The computer drawn kit designs are made by our friend Azmi Mie from switchimageproject

Of course you can give your comment on the designs used in 82, but we are also looking for any info about the kit designs or brands at the World Cup 82 to add to the pictures on the World Cup 82 kit history page. Do you know some facts or interesting things about certain kits or shirts at the WC 82 or noticed any missing shirts or details please let us know trough the comments below.

The 1982 FIFA World Cup, the 12th staging of the World Cup, was held in Spain from June 13 to July 11. Spain was chosen as hosts by FIFA in July 1966. This World Cup was won by Italy, who beat West Germany 3-1 in the final. With its third World Cup title (after 1934 and 1938), Italy drew level with Brazil. This World Cup was marked by a series of great matches and is widely regarded as the second-best ever after the legendary 1970 tournament. This was also the first World Cup to feature 24 teams, an expansion from at most 16 in the previous tournaments.

Here you find the kit designs used at the World Cup 1978 in Argentina. It's still under construction, so stay tuned for the full version and other World Cup kit history.

The computer drawn kit designs are made by our friend azmi mie from switchimageproject

Of course you can give your comment on the designs used in 78, but we are also looking for any info about the kit designs or brands at the World Cup 78 to add to the pictures on the World Cup 78 kit history page. Do you know some facts or interesting things about certain kits or shirts at the WC 78 or noticed any missing shirts or details please let us know through the comments below.

Designer Ffion Appleton combined her love of sport with her flair for fashion to land her dream job with adidas - and now she gets some of the world's top sports stars dressed for success.

A member of the adidas design team based in Germany, Ffion has helped kit out the likes of Zinedine Zidane and Jonah Lomu.

And because the job means having to keep up to date with all the latest fashion trends, Ffion also gets plenty of opportunity to indulge in her passion for shopping.

When designing football shirts you're dealing with a property which is culturally important to so many people world-wide.'

The fashion world may be awash with famous labels, but when it comes to world-wide exposure, the likes of Hugo Boss and Paul Smith have nothing on 33 year old Manchester City supporter, Darran Medley. Ultra-trendy David Beckham, for example, wears Darran's creations all the time. Indeed he wouldn't be seen on the pitch without them.

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