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A sustainable vest for Maratona dles Dolomites cyclists

Published: June 10, 2021
Author: Manali bhanushali

Carvico and RadiciGroup have joined competencies while respecting the environment

A contribution to the sustainability of the 2021 Maratona dles Dolomites, the iconic cycling event scheduled for July 4, 2021 that takes place along some of the most beautiful passes in the Dolomites, comes from Carvico and RadiciGroup, two Italian textile manufacturers that have joined competencies to develop and produce 10,000 sustainable vests. They were created by using its “special edition Maratona 2021” fabric made of 100% recycled polyester from PET plastic bottles and will be given to all participants in the competition.

Repetable® was used to create the fabric for the gilets, an innovative polyester yarn obtained through a post-consumer recycling process of plastic bottles and produced by RadiciGroup. Compared to virgin polyester, Repetable® reduces CO2 emissions (-45%) and reduces water (-90%) and energy (-60%) consumption, while ensuring high technical performance. To package the 10,000 vests for the participants of the Maratona dles Dolomites-Enel, more than 102,000 bottles were recovered, avoiding the emission of 6,516 kg of CO2 into the atmosphere.

“We have had a long-term partnership with Carvico – claimed Angelo Radici, President of the RadiciGroup – aimed at launching on the market various high performance solutions which are also eco-sustainable and eco-friendly. We have teamed up with several strategic partners to expand our range of products made of recycled products coming from a local, transparent and traceable supply chain, giving a concrete evidence of the fact that circular economy and sustainability are actually feasible”.

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