All PIPPO products are produced in Europe. We carefully select our partners and personally visit the factory floor to guarantee high-quality products, made from sustainable, mainly recyclable materials in ethical working conditions. We are always looking for new materials and new technologies to deliver to our high expectations. Our approach is to offer you products that last longer so that you don't have to buy a new one now and then. Starting from March 2020 all our labels are made out of recycled paper – therefore, another step has been taken to be more sustainable. We try to get better every day, we promise.
DRYARN®: Our socks mainly consist of this low weight breathable, ecological fiber.
Pippo Socks and what they are made of
LYCRA®: A synthetic elastane fiber that can stretch up to six times its length and return to its original state – time and time again. Which gives our socks the ideal fit, ride after ride, wash after wash.
Polyamide: This is used to make the socks durable in your daily training sessions. Or socks are 2.5x more durable than a cotton sock. We’re still wearing our first pair!
Our decision to use DRYARN® was based on two reasons: Performance (weight, durability, and absorption) and Sustainability.
DRYARN® is one of the lightest materials used in sports gear (below chart). It is hydrophobic, unlike natural fibers such as cotton and wool. This means water (or more likely sweat) will not be absorbed. When moisture is not absorbed in the fiber it can evaporate instead. This means your socks won’t soak with sweat on a long ride, meaning less weight, fewer bacteria, and less odor.
Other features we love about DRYARN
- Dermatologist tested and is suitable for sensitive skin
- Keeps cool during summer and warm during winter
- Contains no toxic substances
Our socks are produced according to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® - therefore, you can be certain that every component as an example threads has been tested for harmful substances and that the article, therefore, is harmless in human ecological terms. If you want to read more about it please follow this link.
What makes PIPPO Socks special:
- No shrinking as in the production our materials are pre-washed by the supplier.
- Quick drying.
- Perfect fit ride after ride, wash after wash.
Just have a look at our socks.
Jerseys and Bibs
We drive durable performance and sustainability across all our materials and product lines through a focus on suppliers and the production process itself. We aligned with our supplier that all materials used in our products are coming from Italy.
Durability is created by double stitching all materials. We use technologies such as 4x woven fibers, creating breathability. Going for a long ride? All products are reflective in case you don’t make it back before dark.
In March 2020 we introduced our first sustainable collection, called De Ronde. What makes it special and sustainable? Excess material is reintegrated into the manufacturing process and the waste of perfect material is avoided. Bib and jersey are made entirely from recycled materials. That means we worked directly with our partners to design a line made from excess materials from other production. Through a more complex process, we build new products from leftover materials, with 0 compromises on quality.
We are happy to be able to offer you a sustainable collection and we will continue to work on offering you even more sustainable products in the future.
Open and honest, when it comes to sustainability we are not yet where we want to be with our jerseys and shorts. We’ve not been relaxing though. We will continue to look for more opportunities to deliver sustainability across our entire range. Because we care.
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Your PIPPO Team