Base Layer / Black
They keep you warmer in winter, give you more skin protection on race day, allow you to un-zip in summer without showing off your chest and stomach, heck the base layer is an un-sung item for every cyclist and we get customers telling us all the time that this is their favourite!
Our unisex base layer is made from a single bluesign® approved fabric manufactured at one of the world's leading warp knitted fabric mills, M.I.T.I Spa, based in Northern Italy. The base layer features a super lightweight and high stretch wicking mesh fabric for use in both hot and cold conditions, twist cut pattern panels for a far greater fit and a woven label sewn into the front collar hem.
Plant Athletic takes pride in the fact that all our operations are conducted in a way that focused on limiting our carbon impact on the planet. We strive to be 100% zero waste.
You’ll notice we proudly use no plastic wrapping, product bags or product tags on any of our items and shipments. We do this consciously in an effort to use as little material as possible and reduce our carbon footprint. This is a step towards our goal of becoming a 100% zero waste organization.
Zero Waste means designing and managing products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury them. Implementing Zero Waste will eliminate all discharges to land, water or air that are a threat to planetary, human, animal or plant health.
Almost 60% of a garment's environmental impact happens at the fiber and fabric manufacturing. That is why, unlike other fashion companies who may purchase fabric already made, we work hard to develop fabrics that are sustainable, soft and durable. Our goal is to use as many recycled materials as possible in all our products without sacrificing any performance.
Our compostable mailers are made from totally biodegradable and compostable materials; corn starch, PLA (synthesised from corn) and PBAT (Polybutyrate Adipate Terephthalate). PLA (Polylactide) is a bio-based, biodegradable material made from renewable plant material (starches such as corn husks, rice straw and wheat straw).
This combination of materials represents a 60% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to traditional plastics, is non-toxic and contains no Phthalate or Bisphenol A (BPA).
The most sustainable option for end users once finished with this compostable mailer is to put it in with their food scraps and garden waste. They will break down within months in a compost environment in a non-toxic process. Yes, they’re fine in worm farms and will be broken down in a bokashi too.
The materials we make our compostable mailers from are certified AS 5810-2010 for Home Composting, meaning they will be completely degraded by microorganisms in the natural world under compost conditions. Ultimately this generates carbon dioxide and water and does not pollute the environment.
Ethical Express is Plant Athletic's answer to manufacturing environmentally sustainable apparel and products for ethically conscious consumers...worldwide.
Our commitment to providing you high performance apparel that is designed, manufactured and shipped in the most ethically and sustainably way possible, knows no limits.
In partnership with our factory in Guangzhou, China we are getting ahead of the orders by placing larger batch orders for production. We have found that in an effort to reduce resources we could become more efficient by producing many units of one design at a time. Each batch will be dependent on styles and designs and some may have limited quantities.
Our goal is to streamline the fulfillment of orders while reducing resources to produce each piece of apparel. We are now working hand in hand with our manufacturer to ensure they get the most efficiency out of each manufacturing run.
The main objective from here is to have these units on hand so that when an order comes in we can fulfill it right away to anywhere in the world using express shipping. We realize that in this day of e-commerce many of you do not want to wait 4-5 weeks for your order. Under this new model we will be able to give you a heads up on the batch orders as they come in so you can place your order and get it shipped out the next day.ETHICAL EXPRESS
While we are moving to a model with express shipping on all orders, we will make no sacrifice in our efforts to remain as sustainably efficient as possible. All orders will be sent using express shipping and will get sent out within 1-2 business days of the order being placed.
Every order we send will be using our 100% compostable bags. These bags are also great because of the dual adhesive strips that allow you to re-use the bag for future shipments or returns.
We will also reduce our carbon impact by limiting extra plastic packaging inside each shipment. We have recently added our new fully 100% compostable product bags for each product to stay safe and be protected during shipping.
We will also reduce the need for large labels and tags on each garment as this is an added waste product as well.WORLD WIDE SHIPPING
We offer our express shipping worldwide. No matter where you are in the world, don't worry, we got you! We are here to support your efforts to be a proud plant-based athlete. So where ever you are we'll find a way to get you your order as quickly as possible. If you have any questions or specific shipping instructions for your orders please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Plant Athletic is not responsible for duties or fees associated with international customs. Customs and import fees will be the responsibility of the customer.FREE SHIPPING
Depending on where you are in the world we are happy to offer you free express shipping. Unfortunately, we can not offer free shipping to all countries in the world but we will do our best to make shipping as quick and affordable as possible.
Currently the following regions qualify for free shipping:
- USA - Free shipping on orders over $40
- Canada - Free shipping on orders over $180
- Australia - Free shipping on orders over $180
- Europe - Free shipping on orders over $200
Do the best you can to measure yourself up using our accurate size guides for each product and feel free to send us an email if you're having any sizing issues or have any questions in advance. We have no problem with you needing to exchange a size as long as we have it in stock. For all returns and exchanges you can head on over to our RETURNS | EXCHANGES page for more info and details.
*No refunds or exchanges on final sale items.