Cima Coppi Sustainability Commitment

OUR MANIFESTO

We believe that bicycles can revolutionize the world and that they are some of the best tools we have to combat climate change and the environmental crisis. We know from peer-reviewed science that petroleum extracted from the lithosphere, and its carbon concentrating in the biosphere, is having catastrophic effects on the livability of our planet. Petroleum - as fuel, as chemicals, as textiles, as microplastics, as emissions – is systematically poisoning the base conditions that support life. The most effective solution to these issues will be transitioning, as fast as possible, to a lifestyle and society that are zero-petroleum.

We believe in individual action and human creativity. We believe that innovative solutions not only already exist within nature, but that simple, elegant solutions have a positive effect on individual lifestyle. That riding a bicycle provides accessibility and freedom, activity and health, and simply put – joy. That custom cyclewear, made-to-measure, crafted in-house using natural materials delivers exceptional performance, value and individuality over its lifespan. Moreover, when our garments reach their usable end, they will fold back into nature without leaving behind even a trace of toxic forever chemicals and microplastics.

We believe in making things the right way. We believe that independent small businesses provide good jobs, skills and build community. We believe that we cannot do this without your support. We know that together by choosing the bicycle, we are choosing a more sustainable future.

OBJECTIVE - SUSTAINABLE TEXTILES

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GARMENT DESIGN

STRATEGY #1 - ZERO PETROLEUM TEXTILES

Elimination / Reduction of Petroleum-based content from our textiles. These are virgin Polyesters, Polyamides (nylons), Polyurethanes (Elastane), eptfe (waterproof membranes)

1st Priority Action: Use Natural Fibers (Wool, Hemp, Cotton)

2nd Priority Action: Use Plant-based/Bio-synthetics (Bio-Polyamide)

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GARMENT DESIGN

STRATEGY #2 - ZERO MICROPLASTICS TEXTILES

Elimination / Reduction of microplastic released content from our textiles. These are recycled synthetics and bio-based synthetics.

1st Priority Action: Biodegradable Fibers (Wool, Hemp, Cotton)

2nd Priority Action: reduce to a minimum recycled and bio-based synthetics (bio-polyamide, recycled content)

3rd Priority Action: Textile innovation. Non-releasing or biodegradable, bio-based synthetics.