VELECO Cycle Wear
If you are looking for high quality, fair trade cycle wear then VELECO is the world’s first fair trade and eco-friendly cycle wear company. The VELECO Urban-Eco 2012 range for men and women includes a cycling jacket made from recycled plastic (originally 12 plastic bottles), organic cotton cycling t-shirts, hoodies, caps and bags all with Fair Trade construction.
They also stock Green Oil the world’s greenest bike maintenance range and Velo-re belts made from upcycled bike tyres and inner tubes. All of which make great ethical gifts for cyclists who care about people and the environment.
All the products are made using natural, organic and recycled materials, maintaining the highest fair trade, ethical and eco-friendly principles, offering cyclists an ethical and guilt free riding.
*VELECO workers receive double the minimum local wage
*Pay a 15% Fair Trade premium on every garment made, which supports health and welfare projects for our workers and their families in Pakistan
*Our factory is WRAP Certified (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production)
*Use sea freight
The company has other eco-friendly practices:
*Staff cycle in to work
*The promotional material is made from eco-friendly materials
*Use Triodos Bank - an ethical bank who specialise in eco investment opportunities
*Recycle materials in the office and warehouse
*Use Eco Web Hosting
*Use Naturesave an ethical and green insurance broker
The company are planning on launching more technical wear next year, which will include shorts, trousers and more jackets and bags for cyclists and commuters.