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Australian company creates premium jersey made of recycled bottles - ride even greener!

Wickable, stink-quenching fabric made of the stuff we throw away every day

You already ride a bike, but if you fancy doing a little bit more for the environment, how about a high-end bike jersey made out of recycled plastic bottles?

Already used for some base layers and fleece jumpers, the recycled fabric has excellent wicking properties and can help get rid of stinky sweat smells.

The company behind the premium jerseys, OORR (Out Of The Rat Race) from Australia, has come up with leg warmers and one jersey so far - The Oorriginal.

It says of the product:

This is our launch jersey - our flagship item of apparel. Designed with performance and comfort as the priority, this is the jersey to outshine it's rivals in every way, and do it using recycled materials.

The OORRiginal features:

Flatlock stitching, to achieve optimal comfort at the seams and keep a closer profile next to the skin

Very lightly brushed fabric on the skin side for a softer feel, and to aid moisture absorption

Snug fitting Raglan sleeves

Full-length YKK Natulon front zipper - made from 100% recycled PET bottles

OORR proprietary fabric - 100% recycled PET (plastic bottles)

Fused with anti-odour nanotechnology that won't wash out (like silver) and not bad for the environment (like silver)

Mesh panels on the side and through the armpits to aid in heat evacuation from your hotspots

3 Generous rear pockets with reflective detailing

Additional reflective zippered pocket 

Headphone hole for internal routing of your cable from right rear pocket

Pump holder - to secure your mini-pump in the middle rear pocket

Asymmetric design with right sleeve logo and left sleeve reflective detailing

Embroidered recycled sign on right breast - a subtle indicator that you're riding green

Silicon waistband with an unbroken bead of silicon, so your jersey stays where you want it

Reflective logo at rear of collar and pockets

Director Tim Christian told BikeBiz: ”Without sacrificing quality, we are producing premium technical apparel using recycled materials. We are giving consumers a clear choice at the checkout – do they want a premium jersey, or a premium jersey that's green?"

The company is now looking for global distributors.

Also under development for 2016 are mens’ and womens’ summer jerseys and shorts, socks, caps, and arm and leg warmers.

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