With the news that the 2021 National Running Show (South) will be taking place on 17-18 July at Farnborough International, it’s about time we revealed a bit of news!
For 2021, we’ve worked closely with the team at the National Running Show to develop a range of official merchandise for the event that’s made with our innovative, market-leading recycled fabric. Made from plastic bottles and post-consumer waste, our fabric supplier has so far recycled over 19 billion bottles, which we’re now proudly turning into our award winning Qwick-Dri™ custom sportswear.
The perfect collaboration from the start, the team at National Running Show made it clear that they wanted in on our sustainable merchandise, as they switch focus to developing an event that minimises on the use of single-use plastic and is as eco-friendly as possible.
Jo Tyler, Chief Marketing Officer of the National Running Show, said: “We are thrilled to be launching an official merchandise range this year and have opted for a sustainable material made from recycled plastic bottles. We are thrilled to be working with Scimitar to create great looking running tops, that literally won’t cost the earth.“
Adam Church-Millward, Head of Marketing at Scimitar Sportswear, followed up with: “The National Running Show has quickly developed into one of the UK’s most popular exhibitions for runners of all abilities. We are delighted to continue and develop our partnership with the event and to further promote sustainable, affordable running apparel in both custom & retail arenas.”
The official range of National Running Show 2021 merchandise consists of recycled running t-shirts, running vests and long sleeved running shirts. Each of these products in made with 100% recycled fabric, containing repurposed polyester made from between six and nine recycled plastic bottles. If you didn’t know these products were recycled, you’d never be able to tell the difference.
Where do I get my hands on the official merchandise?
There will be an official National Running Show stand adjacent to the main Scimitar stand (K21), where the official merchandise will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Prices will be revealed closer to the event, but expect a tie-in with the award-winning range of Scimitar running apparel!