One of the greenest, most considerate, and most healthful things you can do in your daily life is bicycle (or bicycle more) for transportation purposes. Bicycling for work, shopping (especially if you have a cool bike that transforms into a shopping cart), or other purposes helps to reduce climate change, water pollution, air pollution, personal body fat, the economic and psychological woes of traffic congestion, and is beneficial in many other ways as well.
If you are just starting to bike, or even if you are a regular cyclist, you may be wondering which cycling apparel or cycling jerseys you should buy. Here are 5 great green (environmentally friendly) options.
5. Offering a few organic cotton cycling jerseys and T-shirts with eco-friendly prints, Ibex is a good choice. Ibex also offers pants made of organic cotton and hemp (a topic for another day).
4. For men and for women, Swobo offers cool cycling jerseys and T-shirts of different types made out of 100% Certified USDA Organic Cotton, New Zealand Merino wool, and company-created fabrics as well.
2. And for the men, Sugoi’s Bamboo Men’s Cycling Jerseys are a great choice. Besides the environmental feature, one reviewer praises their style and feel: “I like this jersey for its looks and the feel of the material. I have the blue and it looks sleek. The material is very soft and you won’t hardly notice it.”
1. Don’t wear any cycling jerseys or cycling shorts at all! Go naked. It’s as green as can be. Probably best just to do so on World Naked Bike Ride Day, though. Otherwise, you might end up spending the night in a cold, hard ‘hotel’.
Of course, you can always cycle in European style, too,.. with your normal clothes on.
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