From bottles to fibres: offering the technical sportswear world both high performance and sustainability

As the Giro d’Italia tours the Bergamasque Alps, Bergamo-based multinational RadiciGroup takes a cue from the cyclists’ uniforms and presents its sustainable yarn, ideal for making sportswear with a lower environmental impact  

Beautiful, colourful and high performance: these words describe the uniforms worn by the professional cyclists in the Giro d’Italia, while they criss-cross the Italian landscape during May, pedalling to win the multi-stage race.

RadiciGroup – an Italian multinational engaged in the production and sale of chemicals, plastics and synthetic fibres – has its headquarters in the province of Bergamo, where the cycling tour caravan is going to finish and start a stage. Technical sportswear is one of the applications utilizing RadiciGroup products: the Group’s polyester yarn, for example, is the yarn of choice for many manufacturers of the latest-generation warp-knitted fabrics used to make highly technical, functional garments for a wide range of sports, including cycling, skiing, running, triathlon and swimming, as well as outdoor activities, in general.  

Today, thanks to its experience acquired in the field of synthetic fibres and, specifically, its over 40 years of business activity in the polyester market, RadiciGroup is able to manufacture yarns that fuse performance with sustainability.