Reminder: Submit your questions for Giro on recycled fabrics, green manufacturing

Discarded fishing nets, micro-plastics, floating piles of garbage – it seems like every day you read a new story about how us humans have been making things worse for the planet. Fortunately, there are also a number of stories about people trying to make a difference, no matter how big or small. Giro has introduced a few different green initiatives over the years, and their latest is an attempt to use recycled materials to create new cycling clothing.Advertisements

A sampling of Giro's Renew Series from Sea Otter 2019.
A sampling of Giro’s Renew Series from Sea Otter 2019.

The Renew Series is made from recycled nylon, polyester, elastane, and Econyl Lycra made out of reclaimed “ghost nets” or abandoned fishing nets. These nets not only pollute the waters and beaches, but have a big impact on ocean life as well. In an effort to make a dent in the 8% of greenhouse gas emissions attributed to the global apparel industry, Giro has made a lot of changes to their apparel line outlined below.

But what does that mean for the clothing itself? Is it just as durable? Comfortable? Can the Renew series pieces themselves be recycled? These are just a few of the questions that Giro is hoping to field from this edition of our AASQ series. Submit your questions through THIS LINK, and we’ll dive into the answers soon!

GIRO’S SPRING 2019 APPAREL LINE

— 62% of new styles use bluesign® materials.
— 48% of new styles use BOTH Renew Series and bluesign® materials.

MOUNTAIN BIKE

— 67% of jerseys are in the Renew Series.
— 100% of jerseys use bluesign® materials.
— 100% of shorts use bluesign® materials.

ROAD

— 67% of jerseys are in the Renew Series.
— 100% of shorts and bib shorts are in the Renew Series.
— 86% of new styles are in the Renew Series.
— Expert and Sport Chamois now use Renew Series topsheet fabric.

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