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By manufacturing less than 380 km from our HQ, we produce volumes that are more accurate and adapted to our needs, thus avoiding overproduction.
By producing locally, the environmental footprint of our products is considerably less energy consuming and more responsible. By supporting the French industry, we want to promote its know-how and innovations.
Moreover, our weaver in Isère has been awarded the “Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant” (EPV) label, which distinguishes French companies with excellent craft and industrial know-how.
On our Calade, only the recycling of plastic bottles in thread is made in Italy near our borders. To date, we do not know of any French company that transforms recycled plastic into yarn.
What do we mean by the slogan of our Calade "The clean jersey, to ride dirty"?
Clean because in addition to being made in France, we have opted for a 87% recycled fabric!
Find below the 3 main steps of manufacturing:
he recycling stage is carried out by an Italian company with a worldwide reputation in the fabric sector, notably thanks to the marketing of its range of yarn: Newlife.
The factory collects plastic bottles in Piedmont, cleans them and transforms them into yarn. During this stage, no substances harmful to the skin are used since the yarns are certified OEKO-tex Standard 100.
Once the spool of yarn is made, it is sent to our partner in Isère. The spinning factory will then transform the yarn into fabric. We have chosen a material composed of 87% recycled polyester (newlife yarn) and 13% elastane. This combo brings to our fabric robustness, comfort and flexibility, ideal according to us for a sporting and committed practice of the VTT. The finished fabric is white, folded in 1m60 rolls, made in France and ready for the next step.
This last step, carried out in the Tarn region of France, consists in cutting, sublimating and assembling the fabric.
The cutting is done with a laser saw machine to increase the precision and to use the maximum width of the roll to avoid losses. The fabric is then sublimated, that is to say printed according to our colors or patterns. The sublimation offers us a great choice of personalization and realization.
Once the fabric is cut and sublimated, it must be assembled! The small hands of our seamstresses give life to our jerseys. We have chosen resistant and flexible seams in order to adapt perfectly to our practice.
Now you know everything about our jerseys, if you have any questions about any of the steps, we are at your disposal to answer them !