Sustainable Fabrics

At Selekt, we believe in closing the loop by minimising waste in the community and using raw materials. It is essential that all participants need the right gear for top performance. We’re proving to UK charities, corporates, and individuals that you can supply your fearless fundraisers or team with a quality standard of custom running vest, technical T-shirt, cycle jersey and bib shorts that provides lasting comfort and peak performance and is kind to the planet. 

When choosing custom clothing for events, the comfort factor is just as important as brand integrity. Wearing purpose-made, comfortable clothing for events lifts morale – vital in staff retention and engagement. Providing high-quality printed technical T-shirts, which wick away moisture from the skin and leave the wearer drier and warmer, demonstrates that you care about them. Undoubtedly, people perform better when they believe they’re valued and respected.

Selekt Sustain Yarn

Our sustainable sportswear is made from 100% post consumer recycled plastic bottles. Our sustainable sportswear is available in running vests, technical t-shirts, and cycling jerseys. All of our sustainable items are made using Selekt Sustain yarn from post consumer recycled PET bottles . Billions of plastic bottles go into landfills every year, and we have so far recycled over 20 billion bottles and counting. The recycled fibre embeds properties like wicking, adaptive warming and cooling, water repellency, and more at the fibre level. Compared to virgin fibres, recycled fibres emit fewer greenhouse gases and conserve water and energy in the process. For every product, 5 recycled bottles are used.

How it’s made:

  1. Plastic bottles are collected from landfills and other sources
  2. Plastic bottles are sorted, washed,  and processed into bottle flakes
  3. The flakes are melted and spun into Selekt Sustain polyester filament yarn
  4. Selekt Sustain is used to make cycling jerseys, running vests, technical t-shirts and shorts

Organic Cotton

At Selekt, we use  100% GOTS certified organic cotton from India for our organic t-shirts. Organic cotton is produced without the use of harsh chemical bleaches or dyes, and is allergy free. Natural fertilizers, a compost and soil amendment are used, and advances in natural pest control, such as ladybugs which destroy harmful insects, are key benefits to the natural fabric. It promotes healthier working conditions for the farmers and for our planet. 

Organic cotton is a thermoregulating fabric. Thermoregulation is a process that allows your body to maintain its core internal temperature. All thermoregulation mechanisms are designed to return your body to homeostasis no matter the climate. We believe t-shirts should encompass quality, comfort, and longevity. Every personalised running or walking organic cotton t-shirt is manufactured with circularity in mind. The natural fabric guarantees longevity and is biodegradable at the end of its life cycle.