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Santini expanding use of recycled fabrics in jerseys

Published April 7, 2021
The clothing manufacturer also is using compostable plastic packing.

BERGAMO, Italy (BRAIN) — Santini Cycling Wear will expand the use of recycled fabrics in jerseys — including the World Champion rainbow jersey — while also partnering with an international compostable packaging company.

Santini introduced several jersey models made from recycled fabrics last year, including those for the Trek Segafredo men's and women's World Tour teams. This year, the recycling and eco-friendly fabrics program has been extended to the Eco Sleek Dinamo and the Eco Raggio models. In addition, the Gran Fondo Stelvio Santini will be designed from Polartec fabrics from recycled PET bottles.

The rainbow jersey, awarded to UCI world champions, will be manufactured from recycled yarn.

In January, Santini began working with TIPA, which manufactures biodegradable plastic packaging. With TIPA's input, Santini now packages all clothing in compostable plastic. The new bags feature a mix of special polymers that if disposed of in an organic waste bin will disintegrate within six months and become completely biodegradable within a year.

Santini has been a Zero Miles advocate, which encourages the sale and consumption of local products to limit excessive transportation miles, and works with several local technical textile manufacturers in the Bergamo area. Santini also began manufacturing face masks last year while working with a supply chain of five Bergamo area companies in that quest.

Topics associated with this article: DEI and Sustainability

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