Sustainability

This subject is very close to our hearts and with everything we hear and see out in the world, especially via one of our ultimate favourite people David Attenborough, it is vital to do our best to reduce any kind of impact on the environment. We are definitely against fast fashion where garments are discarded after one or two wears due to its price and quality. 

While there are things that are easier to do, some are not so easy, but we are determined to learn, develop and do more. Our decision on what kind of product we come out always depends on there being an ethical and sustainable way of producing and selling that product. This requires time for testing, finding the right suppliers, choosing the best materials and selecting right packaging. We want to be transparent, so here where we share what we use and who we choose for our garments & products.

CYCLING GARMENTS 

Our summer collection is the fruit of this year's collaboration with the awesome Stolen Goat. They use Bioracer as their supplier for all their garments and this is what you find with our Vibe and Glow SS jerseys as well. The garments are made in Belgium with the best Italian fabrics; you can find more info of Bioracer here:

why bioracer - Bioracer

Since this one-time collaboration and our very first collection, the Breeze, (which was also made in Europe), we changed supplier for our cycling garments due to limitations on quantity/fit & cut offered by the previous supplier. The new supplier has head offices all over the world - including Australia, USA, Singapore and Hong Kong -, with their factory where garments are sewn being in China. They work with Swiss and Italian fabrics only. The material they use for their garments is just as important as the conditions, pay and rights they ensure for their workers. Their list of standards and certificates are listed here:

SUPPLIER'S STANDARDS:

What is Global Recycle Standard (GRS)? The GRS is an international, voluntary, full product standard that sets out requirements for third-party certification of recycled content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices and chemical restrictions.

 

The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX ® is a worldwide recognized certification, independent testing, and certification system for raw, semi-finished, and finished textile products at all processing levels, as well as accessory materials used. Oeko-Tex is a registered trade mark, representing the product labels and company certifications issued and other services provided by the International Association for Research and Testing in the Field of Textile and Leather Ecology.

 

According to the strict bluesign® CRITERIA, the manufacturers and brands are required to act responsibly and sustainably with regard to people, the environment and resources. These set forth all of the relevant information and ensure consistent transparency and traceability of all processing steps down to the raw materials. The materials created within the product chain or intermediate products are assessed by BLUESIGN and bear the bluesign® APPROVED label. They form the basis for a bluesign® PRODUCT.

CAUSAL WEAR

Our casual t-shirts came from a large wholesale European supplier and we chose shirts that are made from organic cotton. 

The B&C Inspire line is a complete collection made of great organic T-shirts that offers extremely soft hand feel, high quality organic ringspun cotton, long-term printability and durability of product. Ringspun cotton t-shirts are more durable and last longer than their regular counterparts, but will also be more expensive, too. We explain this in our product description but if you are here, you would probably like to know what ringspun cotton is?! 

The term ringspun was coined because of the process used to manufacture this type of cotton. The yarn that is created for ringspun cotton is spun in a way that produces stronger, longer strands that are soft, extremely durable and free from the rough texture of standard raw cotton.

We found this website explains it so well so we didn't want to re-write or re-invent a story around. Please read how ringspun cotton has all the great benefits to traditional / normal cotton. 

https://www.grailed.com/drycleanonly/what-is-ringspun-cotton 

 

PICK & MIX SOCKS 

Our great pick & mix socks come from a Latvian company. They use amazing yarns (from Italy & Poland) that are perfect for wicking away sweat so suitable for sport activities such as running, cycling, hiking or walking. They have high standards for working conditions, use sustainable materials and packaging (no plastic at all, socks come in a big recyclable box with recyclable paper for protection). 

   

PACKAGING 

We had a good long think of what the best packaging we could use which is environmental friendly but still strong so you receive your product in one piece without any damage. We also tried to make it special and a nice to look at but ultimately, our thought was always about the impact on the environment. Therefore, the packaging may not look as fancy as some other brands, but we use the least amount of plastic we can for packaging. The only thing that actually needs to be disposed of is the delivery / shipping note from the front of the main bag. The rest can be composted or recycled. Simples! 

OUTER BAG

The outer bag is the first thing you see when you receive your package. We chose a company, called #Betterpackaging (for more info - https://www.betterpackaging.com/ ) that only produces bags that are compostable. These bags are durable (waterproof), and you can put it in your compost bin and it will biodegrade in 3-6 months.  

        

SHIPPING LABEL

We are now using biodegradable & compostable shipping labels for our packaging which means the whole outer bag can be composted without removing any stickers (which are now also all compostable and made by the amazing Danielle from About Green Lemming) or shipping label. 

Label Materials: 95% Sugarcane Fibres, 5% Hemp & Linen

The sugarcane label material is both eco-friendly and attractive. It also has a bonus of sustainability in the fact that it is not only more eco-friendly to produce than wood-pulp paper but it also biodegrades faster and returns nutrients to the soil. These qualities make it an excellent choice for using to produce compostable packaging and labels.

Sugarcane is a renewable eco-friendly source as it reproduces in cycles of less than one year. In comparison, trees for paper production generally take 7 to 10 years to reach maturity. Deforestation accounts for 20 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. By using sugarcane in place of wood pulp we can lower pollution and preserve forest ecosystems.

Labels made from bagasse require less energy to produce. The waste product has been harvested and collected as part of the sugar industry processes. As fewer steps are needed, sugarcane is less polluting and less fuel intensive than its wood-based alternative. Bagasse is already available in abundance as an agricultural waste product. For every 10 tonnes of sugarcane crushed, a factory will produce nearly 3 tonnes of wet bagasse. Since the waste product already exists, it makes sense to use it in label material production.

TISSUE PAPER

We wrap our products in recyclable tissue paper that's made from sustainable sources so no need to put our garments & products in another plastic bag as the outer bag is strong enough. Instead of printing our logo on the paper, you see some great recycling messages on it which reminds you to put the paper in the recycling bin (or you can re-use them to wrap something else) Win-win!

    

TAGS / CARDS / JUTES / BLACK TAGS STRING LOCK TIGHTENER 

Our tags for the products and the business leaflets we put in the package, are fully recyclable and come from the amazing Danielle from Green Lemming. The jutes we use for the tags on some products are compostable and biodegrade within 1-2 years naturally so when you see these, you can put them in the compost bin; unfortunately sometimes we cannot use the jutes due to the label size & position on the product and in this case, we use (black) tag string lock fastener. This piece is not recyclable and need to be disposed of in the general waste.

We will do our best for developing and improving further as time goes but in the meantime, if you have any question or want to share a more sustainable way, please let us know as we would be super happy to hear and chat. You can email us on info@egosaresoyesterday.com or find us on one of the social media channels. 

Sizing charts

These guides relate to body measurements and not garment measurements. Take your chest, waist and hip measurements. The size bracket you fall into is likely to give you the best fit.

That said, we all know that fit is a very personal thing, so a few things to bear in mind…

We give you realistic sizing by us wearing the kit with our measurements so you can ensure you get the right size. If you are still unsure, please do get in touch. We are very happy to help and it avoids unnecessary returns.

VIBE & GLOW SS Jersey Size Chart

Size

Chest

Waist

Hip

S

76 – 83

68 – 72

85 - 90

M

83 – 92

72 – 76

90 - 95

L

92 – 99

76 – 80

95 – 100

XL

99 – 106

80 – 84

100 – 105

 

Please note that this jersey comes up small. Mon & Sophie usually wears Small and Medium jerseys but sized up to Medium and Large for comfort. Abby is wearing a medium (her usual size) for a race fit.

 

Mon (on right) – wearing Medium jersey. Chest / Waist = 88/71 (unit in cm)

Sophie (on left) - wearing Large jersey. Chest / Waist =  96.5/83.8 (unit in cm)

Abby (below) - wearing Medium jersey. Chest / Waist  = 92/74 (unit in cm)

 GLOW Women's pro tri-suit

 

Chest (in cm) 

Chest (in inches) 

XS 

76 – 82 

30 -32 

S 

82 - 88 

32 - 35 

M 

88 - 94 

35 - 37 

L 

94 - 100 

37 - 39 

XL 

100 – 106 

39 - 42 

XXL 

106 - 112 

42 - 44 

XXXL 

112 - 118 

44 - 46 

Cloe is wearing a Medium Glow tri-suit

 

VIBE LS Thermal Women's Cycling Jersey

Unit (cm) 

XS 

S 

M 

L 

XL 

CHEST 

72 - 82 

80 - 88 

89 - 98 

95 - 102 

99 - 106 

WAIST 

56 - 66 

65 - 73 

74 - 85 

84 - 96 

95 - 105 

*If you want more than just a base layer underneath your jersey, please go one size up from your usual size. 

Mon is wearing a Small LS thermal jersey. Chest / Waist = 88/71 (unit in cm)

Casual T-Shirts Size Chart

These measurements are give in cm's and are the actual measurements of the T-shirts. If you need larger or small, get in touch - we can help :)

Female

S

M

L

Male

XS

S

M

Width

45

47

50

Width

50

54

58

Front Length

50

53

56

Front Length

60

64

69

Back Length

50

59

62

Back Length

65

70

74

 

Pick & Mix Socks Size Chart

 

UK 

EU 

US 

S - M 

4 - 7 

37 - 41 

5.5 - 8.5 

L - XL 

8 - 11 

42 - 46 

9.5 - 11.5