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Bouteilles en plastique recyclées pour faire de superbes maillots    Superbes maillots fabriqué à partir de bouteilles en plastiques recyclées


FIRST, WHAT DOES ECO-FRIENDLY MEAN?


Eco-friendly literally means friend of the planet. It is generally used to define goods and services that are engaging themselves in reducing or removing their impact on the environment. Being eco-friendly is an attitude as well, to be aware of the ecological situation and doing your best to respect nature. This is the path we want to take.



WHY TAKE THIS PATH, WHERE IS THE IDEA COMING FROM?

We believe the environmental problems of the planet are a crucial concern of this century. We want Matchy to reflect this and to be known for something else as to just original design.

No action is too small and it is our belief that everybody can do something at his or her own scale. Join us and do something to help protect our beautiful cycling playgrounds…

“In Europe, only 48% of plastic bottles are recycled, while 83% in China.”





WHAT IS MATCHY DOING TO BE ECO-FRIENDLY?

To link the words to the facts, we have, after considerable research decided to choose the Repreve fabric. In short, it is a fibre constructed from plastic bottles. We are proud to say our jerseys are 100% recycled.

On top of that, we are trying our best with smaller actions as well:

• No plastic in any of our packaging
• Tags made from recycled paper
• Recycled bidons
• Control of wasting policy of our manufacturer...




REPREVE, HOW DOES IT WORK?

The process is simple, as you can see on the picture below. At first it starts with you giving a second life to your waste and remembering to recycle. All the bottles lost and polluting our oceans and mountains can now be useful. Repreve collect plastic bottles, wash and decontaminate them. After that, they are melted down and turned into granules. Repreve extrude these flakes to create the yarn that will make the fabric. This fabric is then used to create a wonderful cycling jersey.













WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

On top of doing a gesture for the planet, there are many benefits to the cyclist:


• Equal in quality to traditional non-recycled fabric, but with the advantage of having an extremely smooth feel in contact with skin.
Designed and manufactured for sports, the fabric dries quickly and is exceptionally breathable.
• Wonderfully tensile, the fabric will stretch to allow you comfort and freedom of movement.
Protection from UV rays.
• The fabric is tough and resilient giving longevity to your garment and to help sustainable development.