In 2022, sustainability has become one of the biggest challenges. And the clothing industry has an important role in global sustainability. Acelera takes its responsibility and tries to limit the impact by taking a critical look at how we produce, transport and reuse. We can therefore offer our collection of cycling shirts and cycling shorts with confidence.
Cycling jerseys produced close to home
As we all know by now, all kinds of production - including cycling clothing - is often outsourced to countries far away. Due to the lower production and labor costs in Asia, for example, it is often lucrative to produce elsewhere. For example, your cycling jersey has sometimes been all over the world before it hangs in your closet. From fabric to production, these logistical movements have a huge impact on our environment. Acelera strives to keep these movements to a minimum and to use sustainable fabrics. For example, we produce close to home, in Italy, and we use as much recycled material as possible.
Recycled fabric for cycling jerseys
Acelera cycling jerseys are made as much as possible from recycled polyester. Like traditional polyester, recycled polyester is an artificial fabric made from synthetic fibres. Instead of using new materials to make the fabric, recycled polyester uses pre-existing plastic. In many cases, those existing plastics are, for example, old water bottles, which are then processed and magically transformed into those beautiful cycling jerseys.
High quality and longevity
Acelera consciously opts for high-quality materials and a long service life. As a result, the cycling shirts simply last a very long time. But not only the fabric is important. We also place extra reinforcements in strategic places that prevent wear. The focus is on timeless and functional design instead of chasing short-term trends.
Help to become more sustainable!
Everyone can make a difference, from small actions to big impact. Follow the tips below to get the most out of your cycling jerseys:
- The washing machine breaks down clothes piece by piece. Therefore wash environmentally friendly at 30 °C.
- If possible: wash on eco setting to save energy and water.
- Little sweat? Perhaps your cycling shirt can last a training, hang it outside on a clothes hanger overnight and washing is sometimes not necessary.
- Ordered cycling clothing? Recycle the Acelera packaging, which can be completely disposed of in the paper bin.