SUSTAINABILITY WITHOUT COMPROMISE
Performance is Everything. We know that. What if we could combine sustainability with performance to help protect the places we love to ride?
We have done this at Cadenzia by developing a range of Eco Performance Cyclewear and putting sustainable and ethical practices at the core of EVERY decision we make from raw materials, manufacture process, people we work with to distribution, packaging and office location.
This allows us to produce a unique cyclewear range that delivers both in terms of performance and sustainability.
Sustainability is not just about the clothing
We use Bamboo and Recycled Polyester in our Jerseys.
BAMBOO IS BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on earth and one of the world’s most sustainable, naturally-replenishing resources. It needs little water and no pesticides or fertilizers - absorbing greenhouse gases during its life, while its strong roots prevent erosion. Bamboo fibres are durable and long-lasting.
BAMBOO IS GREAT TO WEAR
Bamboo fabric provides ultra soft comfort and breathes well – a soft and silky fibre that feels amazing to the touch and is great for people with skin allergies. Bamboo is anti-fungal and odour resistant and provides natural UV protection.
BAMBOO HAS PERFORMANCE BENEFITS
Bamboo naturally wicks moisture rapidly to keep you dry while capturing odour (naturally anti-microbial). It is also thermal regulating and breathable to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter.
Plastics are not good for the environment, however Polyester is essential for creating highly technical performance cyclewear. We use OEKO-TEX® certified recycled nylon and polyester which is a more sustainable alternative as it reduces the demand for oil that is turned into new plastic, emitting fewer greenhouse gases and conserving water and energy. We use plastic bottles bound for the ocean and turn them into recycled fibres to reduce plastic pollution and care for the environment.
We are Global Recycle Standard (GRS) Certified which meets strict social and environmental requirements.
WE ARE PFC FREE
Fluorocarbons (PFC) are traditionally used for their water and dirt resistance in sportswear manufacture. These chemicals don't break down easily and are bad news for the environment.
All our water repellant finishes are 100% free of Toxic PFC's
PACKAGING AND DISTRIBUTION
Having a sustainable product is just one part of running a truly sustainable business - it is so much more than the clothing. All of Cadenzia's packaging and distribution is sustainably sourced and manufactured.
Boxes and hang tags are all FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) certified to ensure the forests are responsibly managed with consideration for the environment, the wildlife, and the people who live and work in them.
Garment bags are all made from recycled biodegradable plastic. They are resealable, hardwearing and designed to be reused.
Mailing bags are made from EN certified, 100% compostible Cornstarch which is non toxic and breaks down fully into organic material. All bags also include two self sealing strips for easy returns.
FSC certified 100% recycled boxes.
FSC certified 100% recycled hang tags with recycled polyester cord.
Certified 100% compostable cornstarch mailing bags. They are non toxic and break down into organic material and include 2 self sealing strips for easy reuse or returns.
Recycled 100% biodegredable plastic zip lock garment bags - resealable, hardwearing and designed to be reused.
OUR CYCLE PADS
We use high performance, Elastic Interface Ultra 7 hour+ all day comfort cycle pads designed for every day training rides to epic days in the saddle. They are made with pre-consumer recycled polyamide and elastane, and with post-consumer recycled polyester OEKO-TEX® certified.
High-density foams deliver maximum
performance on long distance rides.
Provides perfect fit and saddle stability.
The central channel improves blood flow and reduces pressure and numbness.
The mixed-yarn composition guarantees cooling functions and quick drying.