Polartec has been making fabrics using recycled content for over 25 years and consequently, in that time have saved over 1.8 billion plastic bottles from landfill. The jerseys will use a recycled version of Polartec Power Dry. This fabric has long been a favourite for cycle brands the world over because of its advanced next-to-skin moisture management. Using a bi-component kinit construction it manages to utilise every fibre, delivering maximum efficiency. Intense activity gives rise to perspiration which needs to be managed when in a competitive environment. Polartec Power Dry efficiently does this by pulling moisture away from the body quickly and transferring it to the outer surface for fast evaporation during activity ensuring the rider remains comfortable.
Santini will provide UCI World Champions with these new jersey’s using Polartec recycled content. In order to be completely “ECO”, all the jerseys will also be delivered in compostable packaging.
Santini Cycling Wear was founded in 1965 by Pietro Santini who spotted a market for technical cycling clothing as a result of his abiding passion for the sport and competition. In what would seem like a revolutionary and contrarian choice today, the Bergamo-based company made the pivotal decision to design and manufacture all of its products exclusively in Italy. Each item is designed and developed by a designer team with deep-rooted passion for the two-wheel world to meet four key requirements: fit, performance, comfort, and durability. Santini currently produces 3,500 items of clothing per day and exports 80% of its output. It is deeply committed to ongoing investment in researching and developing innovative textiles and new production methods. However, people – athletes - remain its central focus as it continues to refine its creations to allow cyclists pursue their sporting passions in comfortable but inimitably stylish kit (www.santinicycling.com)
About Polartec: Polartec is the premium provider of innovative textile solutions. Since inventing modern synthetic fleece in 1981, the engineers at Polartec continue to create fabric technologies that solve problems and improve the way products are designed and used. Polartec products range from lightweight wicking and cooling fabrics, to insulation and weather protection textiles, and are utilized by leading consumer brands, the U.S. Military and other global militaries, flame resistance, workwear, and contract upholstery markets. For more information, please visit Polartec.com and follow Polartec on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.