The company has consistently chosen fabric from suppliers in its local area, such as Sitip and Carvico, both based in Bergamo in Italy. The kits Santini supplies to the Trek-Segafredo men’s and women’s professional teams, the official Granfondo Stelvio Santini jersey, and some of its 2021 summer collections, all feature fabrics made from recycled and recovered waste materials.
“So this means that it won’t just be the cycling wear that is environmentally friendly but its packaging too!” said Paola Santini, marketing manager at Santini Cycling Wear. “Thanks to our agreement with TIPA, we will also using compostable packaging from January 2021. That is our commitment to becoming increasingly sustainable and lessening our environmental impact.”
In 2010, TIPA developed a technology that allows it to make packaging which the firm states acts exactly like plastic but is fully compostable, thanks to fully compostable polymers.
“TIPA’s packaging is a truly sustainable alternative to traditional single-use plastic packaging materials, because it guarantees the same protection to its contents but completely biodegrades, returning to the earth as compost,” explained Daphna Nissenbaum, CEO and co-founder of TIPA.