2020: Remember Our Logo

You may remember that in 2019, we shifted production of our retail ranges to be made with recycled plastic bottles. We were also the UK’s first custom sportswear brand to develop 100% recycled polyester options for our clients.

A new logo, a new identity and a new philosophy. 2019 was a year of embedding and introducing change across our business to adapt to the serious needs of our planet.

The development of a recycled polyester option for our custom sportswear clients presented running/cycling clubs, charities and mass participation events with an option to choose a wholly sustainable, recycled option for the first time.

We can’t forget about our retail revolution. This included our established Funky Sportswear ranges, as well as the introduction of our brand new Elite range of running t-shirts, running vests & cycling jerseys.

All of the above retail products are now actually made with 100% recycled polyester, with up to six plastic bottle contents per product.

But why are we talking about this now? Well, we believe 2020 is going to be the year of huge global growth in the use of sustainable sportswear.

Recycled Running Vests and T-Shirts

Bringing recycled sportswear to our markets in 2019 was an important step for us, and inevitably for you.

We knew that 2020 would be the year where sustainable options for custom and retail products would become a serious step rather than a gimmick.

We want to lead the UK’s charge as a sportswear brand with a sustainable revolution.

Our recycled polyester weave is indistinguishable from our standard polyester. They contain the same wicking properties, and are sublimation printed for a vibrant finish. Okay, the durability of the product may be (at the most) 5% weaker due to the process of reusing and recycling the fabric.

Won’t recycled polyester be dirty, though? We hear this rumour a lot, with the answer of course being no! Our recycled polyester is thoroughly treated and cleaned to restore original properties.

The only true difference between standard polyester & our recycled option is the impact is has on the planet. With that in mind, why use new polyester when we can use recycled option that offers all of the same benefits?

Ask yourself that as you step into the sports shop this spring and pick up your next running t-shirt. By 2021, we expect recycled polyester to be our primary option for custom sportswear.

We are already seeing interest in our recycled apparel, with the likes of Women’s Running, Runner’s World & Time Out magazine showing significant interest.

When it comes to the sourcing of sustainable sportswear (for custom or retail products), remember Scimitar. Want to find out more?

Want to ask some questions? Visit our stand at the National Running Show, taking place at the NEC in Birmingham on the 25th-26th January. Alternatively, email the team at sales@scimitarsports.com, and let’s talk sustainable sportswear. 

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Heading to the @nationalrunshow? The amazing (& extremely popular) endurance runner @susie_chan_, seen here in a @ScimitarShop Recycled Vest, will be welcoming visitors as host on both days, alongside Olympic silver medalist @iwanrunner. See you there?
to the @womenstourscot 2019. We were delighted to be the Official Kit Supplier, especially making it the first ever UCI cycling event to have the leader’s jerseys made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. ♻️ Find out more about our 100% recycled custom sportswear in our website. Link is in our bio
to World Masters Track Championships, where the @torqfitness team were very successful @melanie_sneddon with @make_repost ・・・ The TORQ Performance Track team on their way to taking the title by 0.2s at the World Masters Track Championships last Oct. One hell of a battle and one hell of a bunch of girls to be riding with Thank you to Steve Walton for the photo
@rotherhamtitans let a 20-10 half-time lead slip at the weekend; eventually succumbing to a 38-32 defeat by @officialplymouthalbion at Clifton Lane. . That’s 12 defeats in 17 games for the Titans, however the two bonus points gained this weekend to reel @birminghammoseleyrugby to within just 7 points. . Time to say something relative to the picture! The fixture at Clifton Lane against on 18th January is going to be HUGE. . Can the Titans crawl to safety in an epic escape?
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Happy New Year from the Scimitar team. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Wishing you all the best for 2020
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Custom Ultimate Frisbee Kit Jerseys University Clubs
“Scimitar are at the top of their game. The prices are low, especially for the excellent quality; they really listen to what you want to design; and their customer service goes above and beyond every time. “Affordable and reliable, what more can you ask?” We’ll take that glowing reference, thank you @exeterultimate
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4 hours to go! Get your bids in for our @rotherhamtitans Xmas Jerseys. Worn for the @cantrugby game before heading to the top bidders, all proceeds go to the Titans Community Foundation. Head to our Facebook page and click on the Ebay link @ncarugby
Congratulations to the 5 lucky winners of the Vélo Birmingham & Midlands competition, each winning an official 2020 Pro Cycling Jersey, worth £75 each! ♻️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Facebook – Jackie Wilde & Daniel Wood⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Twitter – Steve Reddicliffe & Jacqueline Hughes⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Instagram – Jonathan White ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Please send us a message and we will contact you shortly. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Don’t forget to check out the all-new online shop, where the first 100 orders will receive a FREE neck warmer worth £10.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ View the range at scimitarvelo.shop
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