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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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Recycled Sportswear
Planning or developing a Sustainability Policy for your charity, event or sports team? Lead the way with Scimitar. Add our (industry-first) recycled polyester options for custom sportswear to your checklist in 2020
Custom Medals
What’s the best medal you’ve received at a or event? ⬇️ Here’s one of our favourites for @runequinox24
George Furbank
Despite the 24-17 defeat at the, it was great to see George Furbank make his debut for @EnglandRugby. George played his first rugby at, who we supply kit for in the Midlands 3 E(S). This is the true meaning of homegrown talent
@stamfordstriders30k with @make_repost ・・・ Tested out the new @stamfordstriders30k shirt for upcoming race this afternoon with a run through the very muddy fields. Managed to keep the shirt clean but not the boots
@nmu1982 with @make_repost ・・・ 😍Event kit has landed! 🟠⚫️⚪️ We’re ready to take on whatever events 2020 throws our way! Brokers, want to join our in aid of @mindcharity? Whether it’s running, cycling, walking or skydiving, there’s some NMU kit in it for you for participating. Contact your local DU for more details
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Want your @winterrunseries merchandise ready for the event? Make sure you order by midnight on Sunday (the 2nd) to get it delivered before the event. The technical t-shirts are now made with 100% recycled polyester! ♻️ Shop the full range at humanraceshop.com
Have you signed up for Bike Oxford 2020? Make sure you remember to order your official cycle jersey! Shop now: scimitarevents.com
It’s been great to see more running clubs, mass participation events & charities interested in our award winning custom kit! Come and have a chat with our custom kit specialists on stand E70 at the @nationalrunningshow today
Custom Running Kit Specialists
Are you at the @nationalrunningshow today looking for advice about custom sportswear? Make sure you come and have a chat with us on Stand E70! We are showcasing some of our products for clubs and mass participation events
Check out this great interview with @susie_chan_ and the @nationalrunningshow event team. It features how all the Technical T-Shirt that we created for the team are made with up to seven recycled plastic bottles! ♻️ If you’re interested in custom Technical T-Shirts, make sure you come and find us on Stand E70
This time tomorrow we’ll be pretty much set up for the @nationalrunningshow event at the @necbirmingham! Here’s a to last year’s show! Make sure you come and see us for advice on anything from winter running club kit and charity fundraising running vests/t-shirts to our latest recycled innovations
Fancy a £10 @scimitarshop Online Gift Card? To find out how to enter, visit out Facebook page @ ScimitarSports
They’ve done it! 🇬🇧 @atlanticambition have completed their row of the Atlantic Ocean in 39 days, 7 hours and 41 minutes. After rowing 3000 miles non-stop across the Atlantic (from Tenerife to Antigua), the team finished an impressive 11th out of 35 teams! A massive achievement, well done guys! 👏 📸 @atlanticcampaigns
GET IN ROTH! 🏉 @rotherhamtitans beat @birminghammoseleyrugby 22-20 on Saturday in front of a vocal Clifton Lane. The battle to stay up is not over quite yet. Read the full match report at titans-rugby.com 📸 Gareth Siddons
Rop Pope Running The Distance Run Robla Roun
Another of our friends will be talking at the @nationalrunningshow! @run.robla.run will be speaking on the Ultra Stage with a talk titled ‘Do You Want To Be A Record Breaker?
It has been great working with @nuclearraces again on this years custom apparel. Check out the new Technical Vest for Oblivion X 2020. With only one month left, make sure you sign up now @nuclearraces with @make_repost ・・・ ✅❎ Decision time … . . . May 17th’s OBLIVION ❌ personalised, numbered & technical vest is purple 💜 this year & supplied by award winning sportswear experts. With less than 200 produced it’s major bragging rights … . . . 8.5hrs • 12k laps. One month left to sign up before this event closes. Link in bio to book

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