Calling all bicycle riders, lovers, and fanatics.
Bike companies are now making apparel that is made anywhere from 42% to 100% out of recycled materials.
Whether you are new to the cycling world or have been an avid cyclist for many years you have probably heard of the bike company Cannondale.
Cannondale is one of the few companies that have begun producing this green bike apparel.
Their product line that is made with these recycled materials is called Re-Spun, and they’re doing some pretty cool things to make cycling even more eco-friendly than it already is.
As the picture above states, Cannondale’s Respun products are:
- Partially, if not wholly, made from recycled materials such as:
- discarded PET polyester
- fabric scraps
- plastic bottles
The discarded materials are reprocessed into a yarn, which is then used to knit the apparel. Some of the items in the Re-Spun line are also made with organic bamboo charcoal that helps minimize odor.
Let’s be honest, all bicyclists are looking for ways to minimize that inevitable bike jersey/bib smell. I know I am!
Not only is the apparel made of recycled materials, but it still retains the high quality that one would expect from Cannondale.
According to Bill Rudell, Cannondale’s Marketing Manager, the Re-Spun line did so well in the past year that the Company decided to increase the amount of Re-Spun apparel to 5 men’s jerseys and 5 women’s for this year. The Company even included some Re-Spun items into the mountain bike specific line called Grind.
With Fall on the horizon and the weather starting to get chillier on those rides into work in the morning be sure to check out Cannondale for some new eco-friendly bike apparel. They’ve added a long sleeve jersey to the Re-Spun line for just the occasion.
Do you or someone you know already own a jersey from Cannondale’s Re-Spun line? If so, how has it performed thus far?
I’m an outdoorsy and recently graduated from college yogi. In the past few years I’ve learned lots of simple steps to becoming greener and have found living green to not only be rewarding, but easy. I hope to pass on some of these simple ideas to you too!