The earth is an alright place.
We like it a lot.
That’s why we care about the footprint we leave in this world.
Now manufacturing clothing is not perfect. It is not sewing wild seeds in a field and helping mother does give birth to baby fawns. There is inevitable waste involved. That is always the danger of producing manufactured goods. Especially textiles. But let’s face it. We wear clothes. And those clothes we wear have the magical power of giving us confidence, making us feel good, and letting us do the activities we love while helping us stow away a mid-ride cliff bar (now i’m getting cycling specific).
We love athletic apparel (I mean – that’s the biz we are in) and we love the world we inhabit and the people in it. That love does into everything we do. That’s why all of our jerseys are hand-made in California by JL Velo using sustainable practices.
Here are a few points about what makes our jersey manufacturer JL Velo so rad (from the JL Velo site)
1. RECYCLED FABRIC
Same performance and new fabric but requires 65% less energy to make and repurposes fivers that would otherwise end up in a landfill.
2. MADE IN CALI
They source as close as possible and everything made outside the US is carefully vetted for sustainable practices.
3. POWERED BY THE SUN
Solar panels provide up to 60% of the daily energy of the factory.
4. TREAT PEOPLE RIGHT
Employees get fully paid health benefits, insurance, retirement & profit sharing benefits. It’s a family affair at JL Velo and they treat their family right.
So high fives to JL for being a rad partner and giving us warm and fuzzy do-good feelings, while still making super technical amazing sportswear.