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“Findra launches waterproof jacket made from recycled coffee grounds” – Bike Biz

By Bike Biz

Scottish activewear and outdoor brand Findra has launched the Stroma Technical Jacket, designed using an eco-friendly textile.

The fabric is made from ‘coffee yarn’, made from plastic bottles and coffee grounds, which is “environmentally friendly, deodorizing, fast drying and naturally UV-resistant”.

Findra founder Alex Feechan said: “The unique fabric of this jacket is in keeping with Findra’s sustainable, innovative ethos. Our customers have been asking us for a jacket since we started out, they wanted the next layer to add to Findra’s popular base layers and merino wool tops, and we wanted to give them something extra special.

“This jacket has been two years in the making and has been tested by elite mountain biker Lee Craigie, so it’s been put through its paces. Lee wore the first version and we made improvements based on what she had to say.”

The design features a dropped rear hem and draw cord adjusters, while the sleeves have internal cuffs with thumb holes and taped seams. It also has concealed pockets and lightweight, waterproof zips.

Feechan added: “I’ve been wearing the jacket for six months and I love how lightweight it is. It doesn’t restrict movement, protects you from the elements and looks good too. I’m happy to go from the hillside straight to a café wearing it.”

The Stroma Technical Jacket will be available in two colourways, Teal and Nine Irons, and costs £159. It will be available from 1st March online.