A cycling shop in New York has been in business for more than two years selling cycling wear that is made out of natural materials, and not spandex.
This shop, called Pedaler Clothing, was started by Trinity Kerr and Virginia Elwood, two friends who got tired of wearing their cycling apparel when they’re out commuting on their bicycles. Specifically, their shop sells sustainable, American-made cycling clothes that don’t look like, well… cycling clothes.
Kerr and Elwood make sure that they only use natural materials in their apparel and create designs that make these clothes comfortable to wear for cyclists, while avoiding the traditional look and feel of common spandex shorts and jerseys. And get this – they even use bamboo on some of their clothes. Kerr says that bamboo makes draining off sweat faster and easier than even cotton.
You can’t have cycling wear without the reflective logos to keep you safe and visible on the road, and the design of these clothes cleverly give the reflective materials an artistic look to them, not just looking like shiny stickers stitched on the pants.
Kerr says that they design and sell these clothes with the commuting cyclists in mind, but adds that it would be great if their brand got accepted by the cycling community as a whole, wearing their cycle-friendly clothes even when off the bikes.