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Geargrinder offers eco-friendly gift ideas

By:
Peter Hymas
Published:
November 21, 2008, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 22:00 BST
Edition:
Latest Cycling News, November 21, 2008

Milwaukee-based active apparel company Geargrinder, a major sponsor of Team Geargrinder, Wisconsin's...

Milwaukee-based active apparel company Geargrinder, a major sponsor of Team Geargrinder, Wisconsin's road, mountain bike and triathlon teams, launched an e-commerce site to buy its eco-friendly clothing and accessories.

Using both natural and recycled fibres, the garments are chemical and additive-free made from renewable resources and recycled fibres like coconut shells and bamboo. Accessories like wallets, belts and messenger bags are made from recycled bike tubes.

Geargrinder also donates a portion of the proceeds from each online www.gear-grinder.com sale to a cycling-related organisation, which customers select out of a list.

(Additional editorial assistance provided by Susan Westemeyer and Monika Prell.)

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