A sustainable vest for Maratona dles Dolomites cyclists

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”.

Environmentalism, respect for both people and the environment, sustainability: Carvico shares the same values celebrated by the Maratona dles Dolomites-Enel. Always at the forefront when it comes to safeguarding our planet, Carvico has decided to support once again the Maratona as a gold partner, dedicating to the Queen of the Granfondo competitions, to be held on July 4, 10.000 eco-sustainable vests created by using its “special edition Maratona 2021” fabric made of 100% recycled polyester from PET plastic bottles.

A discarded PET bottle takes over 700 years to start decomposing. And currently over 20 million tons of such bottles are produced globally. Recycling them means acting responsible, giving a new life to plastic and perform a concrete and crucial action for saving our planet.

The 10000 vests which are going to be presented to the participants to the Maratona dles Dolomites-Enel have been created thanks to the recovery of 102000 bottles which means 6.516 Kg of CO2 will not be dispersed into the atmosphere!

The exclusive fabric by Carvico the vests have been created with, has been engineered with the use of Repetable®, an innovative polyester yarn by derived from a post-consumer process involving the recycling of plastic bottles. RadiciGroup is an Italian company established in Bergamo, which is leader in the production of polyamide yarns, techno-polymers and textile solutions for different applications including sportswear and fashion. Compared to virgin polyester, Repetable® allows for lower CO2 emissions (-45 %) lower water consumption (-90 %) and lower energy consumption (-60 %), while still granting extraordinary performances.

Such production process and corporate philosophy are aligned with the main values of the Maratona dles Dolomites–Enel which is expected to be once more a great green event.

“A small gesture with a great meaning: cycling while wearing our vest will allow athletes taking part in the Maratona dles Dolomites–Enel to show that sport lovers are also respectful of the environment– claimed Laura Colnaghi Calissoni, President of the Carvico Group. Promoting environmental responsibility means investing in the present to live a better future. For many years now, Carvico has been implementing several environmental policies aimed at creating a truly sustainable supply chain and a circular economy model. We deeply believe in sustainability and we are permanently searching for the perfect balance translating into our production process and hence into our cutting-edge and eco-friendly fabrics.”

“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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