Velotec has been working tirelessly to improve and continue our mission to create high performance cycling wear that is also environmentally friendly. We strive to provide our customers with sustainable products they will enjoy wearing and feel good about purchasing. Our goal is to make the entire process of production eco-friendly and for Velotec to be the brand leader in sustainably sound, environmentally conscious, cycling apparel.
As our cycling apparel line continues to grow so does our promise and dedication to using recycled and environmentally friendly materials. Our collection of apparel made from recycled plastic, is ever-expanding and so is the demand for this type of product. Recycled Lycra has become more accessible, which has helped significantly in our efforts to manufacture the type of environmentally friendly products we wish to create and offer to our customers.
Caring For Your Product
Knowledge is also key when it comes to efforts to protect the environment. Many people want to help but are sometimes unaware of the best practices or products to buy. Velotec works to educate the public and our customers on the best methods to preserve and protect their cycling apparel. We recommend using only non-bio washing powder. Regular bio washing powder, and particularly liquid seems to break down Lycra.
We want customers to know that washing your cycling kit with the right detergent will help the environment by not breaking down chemicals in the Lycra that get washed into our water. By doing this, it will also make a kit look better and last longer. Using an environmentally friendly product, and less than the recommended amount of detergent, if possible, also helps protect the environment and preserves clothing. The longer we can keep the kit looking and feeling new, the better; and if it helps the environment, we can all be happier.
We listened to our customers, and found that the demand for environmentally sustainable clothing has significantly increased. Our Corsa line of apparel has made its way to being one of the most popular in our Eco-friendly lines, and we now offer a full collection of both summer and winter items in this collection.
There are many parts to protecting the environment, and so many factors play a role in truly making a difference and being part of the solution, especially in the world of apparel. At Velotec, we understand that we must take into consideration so much more than just recycling and our choice of materials when designing and manufacturing our products. Therefore, Velotec has made the decision to work strictly with environmentally conscious, and ethically monitored European based production facilities in Italy and Poland. These facilities use locally sourced Lycra from companies like Sitip, MITI and Carvico who are also key industry partners in environmentally sustainable production. We ship directly from the production to the customer, mostly overland.
Environmentally Friendly Fabrics
- BICIMANIA-ECO® Fabrics
- SITIP ECO® Pirata (sleeves)
- ITALY MITI® Timeout Green
- ITALY MITI® Green
Racing And Making A Difference
Our commitment to the sport of cycling and the environment goes further than just our products. Next season Velotec will be sponsoring a US/Canadian women’s team who are major champions of sustainability and protecting the environment. We will be involved in outfitting the entire team with special kits made from recycled materials.
We are concentrating our efforts on every facet of what we do and the principles we represent; green or otherwise. We strive to make a difference and know every day we can feel good about our products, business and imprint we leave behind.