During our last factory trip to Italy Shutt discovered Green Soul from Italian fabrics manufacturer MITI. Green Soul is a ground-breaking new fabric line made with fully recycled fibres. We were so impressed with both the products and philosophy that we've used Green Soul for our new top-of-the-line 2018 bib shorts range. Recycled fabrics are also now available as an option for our custom kit service.
How is it made?
The process starts with reclaiming waste, and we’re not just talking about your old bib shorts. Anything made of nylon can be recycled, including things as diverse as carpets, clothing, fishing nets and industrial plastics. Much of the source material comes from landfills and oceans. Nylon accounts for about 10% of the debris in our oceans. For example, fishermen often just dump their old nets because paying to dispose of them properly is expensive.
Once gathered, the waste is then sorted and cleaned to recover as much of the nylon as possible.
Then, through an innovative regeneration and purification process, the nylon waste is recycled back to its original purity. This means the nylon produced is the same quality as brand new nylon. Nylon actually has the potential to be recycled infinitely, without ever losing its quality.
Great for the environment in on many levels. We love it.
We are confident that you'll reckon these are the best bib shorts you've ever owned - so if you don't love them, simply return them to Shutt within one month for a full no quibble refund.