BE PART OF A COLLECTIVE VOICE FOR CHANGE
Cycling is a lifestyle, so align yours with what you wear on your bike. SPOKEN is a response to the environmental damage caused by the textile industry. Sustainability isn’t seasonal – you’re sustainable, or you're not. It’s an all-in thing from where we source our raw materials and how we treat the people who make our kit to how it’s packaged and shipped.
Plastic is an epidemic; the more we use it, the less we see it. From raw material to landfill, it’s heavy footprint means our oceans, animals, food system and climate pay the price. We package and ship without perpetuating the single-use cycle. So when you’re done with our plant-based garment bags and mailers, put them in your compost bin or green waste.
Our bags are so green - worms can eat them for brunch. Made from cassava roots, corn starch and PBAT (a compostable ingredient that binds everything together), they completely break down within 90-120 days in a home-compostable environment. We continually hold our packaging to account to make sure it remains the most sustainable on the market.
Technology is swiftly reshaping the garment game. Constant advances mean some recycled fabrics now function and feel on-par with their non-recycled peers. Gone is the 'less-than' stigma stuck to these innovative materials; they’re now real cloth contenders in their own right. Our recycled fabrics utilise Green Soul technology and are sourced from top Italian fabric mills.
Polyester comes from plastic which comes from petroleum which comes from our sea beds. Because cycling jerseys are largely Polyester – they’re part of the problem. Our Recycled Polyester is made from BPA-free, used and recycled PET plastic bottles which is shredded and engineered into high wicking, breathable kit. One SPOKEN Jersey saves six plastic bottles from ending up in landfill or the sea.
Heat carbon-based chemicals under pressure and you get a sheet of hard Nylon. Melt this down and spin it into yarn and you get Nylon (Polyamide). Instead of making more landfill, up-cycled textile waste is shredded and renewed as second-life Nylon yarn. This resource-savvy thread halves CO2 emissions and has the same performance and feel as virgin Nylon.
You cycle because you love it. And you love it because you feel fitter and stronger. Don’t compromise your healthy mojo with apparel that’s not up to scratch. Not all fabrics are created equal; this goes for both recycled and non-recycled materials. If hidden chemicals or substances in your kit don’t meet international standards or certifications – your gear may not be good for you.
ITS ALL GOOD
We put people and planet before our bottom line. Plastic-free packaging and sustainable and recycled fabric solutions are just the beginning. Carbon neutral International shipping, Soybean inks, certified tissue paper, organic cotton off-cut business cards, recycled paper garment tags and cards and paperless invoices, accounting and returns. We’re always learning, so watch this space.