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World's First 100% RECYCLED Active Jacket

This exclusive product features over 21 eco-friendly innovations:-

  Active Cooling Technology

  Self-Sanitising Fabric

  4 Plant-Based Zip Pockets

  Unique Recycled Ink Logos

  Reflective Piping Detail

  8x Air Vents

  4x Zippered Pockets

  Innovative Smart Label System

The one and only performance jacket, made purely from recycled components!




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World's First
100% Recycled
Active Jacket

The one and only performance jacket, made purely from recycled components.
This exclusive product features over 21 eco-friendly innovations & pockets.


We're launching soon on Kickstarter.
Get an exclusive discount by signing up now!

100% Recycled AND Sports Performance
-
How did we do it?

Starting with the Fabric...

 Adaptek™
Fabric

Our newly developed 100% recycled Adaptek™ fabric uses the most eco-friendly ‘Recover’ yarn in the world, according to the Higg Materials Sustainability Index impact rating. With added recycled elastane, and a brushed inner layer,  you can enjoy the ideal balance between being as eco-friendly as possible, while also being a high performance technical garment.

Each Afterglow active jacket will help save the environment up to 14 PET bottles, 19.7 kWh of energy, 8 kg of CO2 and 5,278 litres of water, per garment.

Temperature
Control

The Adaptek™ fabric has an additional textile technology, which intelligently regulates temperature, triggered by your own body heat.

Cooling is activated by rising body temperature, cooling up to 2.5°C/4.5°F, and then deactivated once you finish the activity, and your body starts to cool down.

This means the fabric constantly adapts to any level of activity, keeping you cool and comfortable all day long.

Self-Sanitising
Technology

Adaptek™ has also been infused with an advanced hygiene preserving technology for textiles, reducing odour from sweat while doing activity. Meaning you keep fresh all day, plus you can wash the garment less often. Further saving water and energy for the life of the jacket!

The AFTERGLOW jacket's self-sanitising fabric will also keep you protected from dirt or contaminants floating around in the air, landing on the fabric. The fabric surface is hygienically restored within 5 minutes, keeping you fresh and ready to go everyday. 

How we compare

We think the Afterglow Active jacket is both more sustainable, and has more features, than any other mid-layer fleece, jacket or hoodie currently available on the market, and for a lower price.

100% Recycled AND Sports Performance
-
How did we do it?

Starting with the Fabric...

Adaptek™ Fabric

Our newly developed 100% recycled Adaptek™ fabric uses the most eco-friendly ‘Recover’ yarn in the world, according to the Higg Materials Sustainability Index impact rating. With added recycled elastane, and a brushed inner layer, you can enjoy the ideal balance between being as eco-friendly as possible, while also being a high performance technical garment.

Each Afterglow jacket will help save the environment up to 14 PET bottles, 19.7 kWh of energy, 8 kg of CO2 and 5,278 litres of water, per garment.

Temperature Control

The Adaptek™ fabric has an additional textile technology, which intelligently regulates temperature, triggered by your own body heat.
Cooling is activated by rising body temperature, cooling up to 2.5°C/4.5°F, and then deactivated once you finish the activity, and your body starts to cool down.
This means the fabric constantly adapts to any level of activity, keeping you cool and comfortable all day long.

Self-Sanitising Technology

Adaptek™ has also been infused with an advanced hygiene preserving technology for textiles, reducing odour from sweat while doing activity. Meaning you keep fresh all day, plus you can wash the garment less often. Further saving water and energy for the life of the jacket!

The AFTERGLOW jacket's self-sanitising fabric will also keep you protected from dirt or contaminants floating around in the air, landing on the fabric. The fabric surface is hygienically restored within 5 minutes, keeping you fresh and ready to go everyday. 

How we compare

We think the Afterglow Active jacket is both more sustainable, and has more features, than any other mid-layer fleece, jacket or hoodie currently available on the market, and for a lower price.

...Plus Innovative
Sustainable
Garment
Components

Recycled Ink Logos

  Made entirely using waste ink residue from industrial print machines

  Every design is individually mixed to create a totally unique garment

  The logo comes is several different colours

Plant Based Greenrise Zips

  Made from recycled plant material derived from sugar cane

  30% reduction of fossil fuel use, and the associated CO2 emissions

  Semi-automatic zip locking mechanism, preventing the puller from moving

Recycled Reflective Piping

  Regular piping is substituted with recycled polyester yarn

  The piping is then flecked with stripes of retroreflective material

  Integrated into the jacket front chest, the hood, and back, for maximum visbility

Eight (8x) Recycled Yarn Air Vents

  We added a full eight (8) individual smaller holes under the arm

  Maximises air flow circulation, and keeps you cool

  The vents are strengthened with 100% recycled stitching, from plastic bottles

100% Recycled Logo Patch

  100% recycled polyester stitched logo patch on the arm, made from recycled plastic bottles (RPET).

  With our slogan ‘Powered by Nature’, it provides a hint of all of the innovative eco-friendly features that have gone into making every single aspect of the jacket.

  Strong and long lasting

Innovative 'Smart' Label System

  Single combined logo, washcare and size All-In-One label, reduces waste even further

  Accessible - Scan QR code to view digital washcare instructions and recycled fabric information in every language

  Space to write 'Return Home' personal info if lost

  Label itself made from recycled polyester

 

Recycled Drawstring +
'Eco-Tip'

  Drawstring cord made from 100% recycled polyester, created from yarn made from recycled PET plastic bottles (RPET)

  Cord-end is tipped with a special type of ‘eco-tip’, also made from recycled plastic, and then attached to the cord with a bio-friendly, non-harmful type of glue.

  Not only do the cords reduce the amount of plastic bottles that might end up in landfills or otherwise pollute the environment, their ISO 14000 certified manufacturing process also reduces their environmental burden by emitting 20% less carbon dioxide.

Zero Metal Reinforced Eyelets

  We have used 100% recycled polyester thread to reinforce the stitch holes in the hood. So you can cinch down as firmly as you want on those chilly days, and keep yourself toasty warm - Rock on!

  This also means there are far fewer metal elements in the jacket, making it much easier to recycle at end of life.

 

Core Concept:
Sports Performance +
Save The Planet

The core focus, is on being able to use the Afterglow Active Jacket both for indoor sports or fitness, and also outdoor for any adventure you want to go on. While still maintaining our totally unique of approach, that every single component in the jacket is 100% recycled - A WORLD FIRST !!

Based on thousands of hours of testing in the field, and detailed customer feedback, we have created a more technical and high performance product, for our debut crowdfunding campaign.

We wanted the AFTERGLOW jacket to be high performance, while being of equal quality to anything else, if not better. It had to tick the eco box in every way, with no compromises, but also look stylish and trendy at the same time.

We want your jacket to be your favourite garment for every great session, indoors or out, so you can feel good about the workout. Not forgetting the core concept that this is about saving the Planet too -  something now everyone wants to play their part in, and you can be the first.

We’re launching soon.

We're launching soon on Kickstarter.
Get an exclusive discount by signing up now!


Ready For Any
Adventure

We've tested the Afterglow Active Jacket in the most extreme conditions so you don’t have to.
Whether you're conquering mountains or exploring summer lakes, we've got you covered for any adventure you can think of.

Premium Accessory Features

Arm Utility Pocket

For added luxury, the Afterglow Jacket has four (4) fully zippered pockets in total (plus a hidden extra inner secure pocket).
We got you covered, whatever adventure you want to take on!

The arm utility pocket has been specifically designed to fit a smartphone, and zip up for a snug fit so you can listen to your tunes without the phone moving around.

  • Fully zippered pocket to keep your phone secure
  • No more running armbands - Specifically engineered to replace velcro arm straps
  • Fits even the largest form factor smartphones
  • Looks cool!

Chest Map Pocket

For even more storage options, we also added a chest pocket.
The size is actually an exact match to the arm pocket, so you can also keep your phone here if you prefer, or alternatively store a map or ID for your next adventure.

  • Additional fully zippered pocket to keep your valuables secure
  • Fits even the largest form factor smartphones
  • It works great for lift passes too!

Zippered Side Pockets

Both side pockets also come complete with zips, to keep your hands nice and warm, or just keep your stuff safe. Once secure, the zip tucks neatly behind a discrete flap at the top of the pocket, for a clean and sharp aesthetic.

  • 2x Zippered side pockets
  • Zip storm flap

+

Inner Keys Pouch

This inner secure pouch inside the left pocket, is the perfect place to keep your keys while working out or going for a run, so that they don’t jangle around. 

  • Hidden inner secure keys pouch!

Double-Lined Insulated Hood

The hood is a 3-Section design, to allow the hood to contour the head and face to retain warmth and also for a better aesthetic look.
Further boosting the insulation of the Afterglow jacket, we double-lined the hood with an ultra soft version of our Adaptek jersey fabric. For those colder training days, or just when you want to feel snug by the campfire.

  • 3-Section hood design contours the head for added warmth & comfort
  • Hood is insulated with double-lined fabric

Wind Resistant Neckline

The active jacket is designed with an extra high, raised neckline, providing protection from the wind and cold.

  • Wind resistant extra high neckline

+

Chin Zip Guard

To prevent chaffing, there is also a small flap of fabric, over the top of the central zip. So when you have the jacket fully zipped up, blasting down a mountain trail on your e-bike, there are no distractions and you can focus on your flow

  • Added chin zip guard to prevent chaffing

Athletic V-Tapered Fit

The seam lines on the waist of the jacket have been engineered to V-taper down from the wider shoulder.
This helps to retain warmth when fully zipped, and also ensures no excess fabric is flapping around while you are trail running into the mountains, or just on your way to the local bakery.

Premium Ribbed Cuffs & Hem

We have upgraded our design with premium ribbed wrist cuffs and hem, to give a more fitted and luxury look. So you can feel comfortably stylish while out on your park run.


Sustainable Production & Packaging

Zero Waste 'RePack' Returnable Bag and...

Although not directly part of the garment itself, the packaging is just as important to the overall eco impact of producing the AFTERGLOW active jacket.

Therefore, we will ship all AFTERGLOW jackets in a completely zero waste, returnable “RePack” bag, instead of a less sustainable cardboard box. Once you have taken your jacket out of the RePack bag, simply fold up the bag, pull out the pre-paid return label, and put the RePack bag in your nearest post box, and the bag will be returned to us.

Reuse is the most efficient way to reduce waste. Why? Because it eliminates unnecessary waste from single-use packaging. Every returned RePack bag reduces trash and removes the need to manufacture a new single-use plastic bag or a cardboard box. It's a super simple solution to reduce trash and CO2 emissions.

...Sustainable '360' Production Approach

While the AFTERGLOW active jacket concept was designed and prototyped in London, we will produce all the fabric and the jackets with our technologically state of the art, and eco-conscious factory partner nearby in Portugal, lowering our carbon footprint.

The Portuguese are the leading manufactures of sportswear and jersey goods in Europe, and we are very proud to partner with a manufacturer committed to sustainable practices. With decades of experience, a total production capacity of over 120,000 products per day, we are confident the factory can deliver a high quality product on time for this project.

The factory also have a large scale dedicated waste processing centre, which upcycles all of the pre and post production factory textile waste. This means any leftover cuttings, thread or waste from producing the AFTERGLOW jacket gets upcycled and reused back into new yarn for a total ZERO waste approach, closing the loop!

The factory also hold a wide range of sustainability focused certifications, including: OEKO-TEX, GOTS, Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), Organic Content Standard (OCS), Global Recycle Standard (GRS), ISO 9001 & ISO 14001.

The Most Eco-Friendly Sports Jacket on the Planet!

The ultimate performance jacket, made exclusively from recycled components, and featuring over 21 eco-friendly innovations & pockets

We’re launching soon.

We're launching soon on Kickstarter.
Get an exclusive discount by signing up now!


Powered by Nature - Ready for Anything

AFTERGLOW – A name inspired by the euphoric buzz following a great training session, and also the good feeling of giving something back to the Planet.

...Plus Innovative Sustainable Garment Components

Recycled Ink Logos

  Made entirely using waste ink residue from industrial print machines

  Every logo design is individually mixed to create a totally unique garment

  The logo comes is several different colours

Plant Based Greenrise Zips

  Made from recycled plant material derived from sugar cane

  30% reduction of fossil fuel use, and the associated CO2 emissions

  Semi-automatic zip locking mechanism, preventing the puller from moving

Recycled Reflective Piping

  Regular piping is substituted with recycled polyester yarn

  The piping is then flecked with stripes of retroreflective material

  Integrated into the jacket front chest, the hood, and back, for maximum visibility

Eight (8x) Recycled Yarn Air Vents

  We added a full eight (8) individual smaller holes under the arm

  Maximises air flow circulation, and keeps you cool

  The vents are strengthened with stitching from recycled plastic bottles

100% Recycled Logo Patch

  100% recycled polyester stitched logo patch on the arm, made from recycled plastic bottles (RPET).

  With our slogan ‘Powered by Nature’, it provides a hint of all of the innovative eco-friendly features that have gone into making every single aspect of the jacket.

  Strong and long lasting

Innovative 'Smart' Label System

  Single combined logo, washcare and size All-In-One label, reduces waste even further

  Accessible - Scan QR code to view digital washcare instructions and recycled fabric information in every language

  Space to write 'Return Home' personal info if lost

  Label itself made from recycled polyester

Recycled Drawstring + 'Eco-Tip'

  Drawstring cord made from 100% recycled polyester, created from yarn made from recycled PET plastic bottles (RPET)

  Cord-end is tipped with a special type of ‘eco-tip’, also made from recycled plastic, and then attached to the cord with a bio-friendly, non-harmful type of glue.

  Not only do the cords reduce the amount of plastic bottles that might end up in landfills or otherwise pollute the environment, their ISO 14000 certified manufacturing process also reduces their environmental burden by emitting 20% less carbon dioxide.

Zero Metal Reinforced Eyelets

  We have used 100% recycled polyester thread to reinforce the stitch holes in the hood. So you can cinch down as firmly as you want on those chilly days, and keep yourself toasty warm - Rock on!

  This also means there are far fewer metal elements in the jacket, making it much easier to recycle at the end of life.

Core Concept:
Sports Performance + Save The Planet

The core focus, is on being able to use the Afterglow Active Jacket both for indoor sports or fitness, and also outdoor for any adventure you want to go on. While still maintaining our totally unique approach, that every single component in the jacket is 100% recycled - A WORLD FIRST !!

Based on thousands of hours of testing in the field, and detailed customer feedback, we have created a more technical and high performance product, for our debut crowdfunding campaign.

We wanted the AFTERGLOW jacket to be high performance, while being of equal quality to anything else, if not better. It had to tick the eco box in every way, with no compromises, but also look stylish and trendy at the same time.

We want your jacket to be your favourite garment for every great session, indoors or out, so you can feel good about the workout.  Not forgetting the core concept that this is about saving the Planet too, something now everyone wants to play their part in, and you can be the first.

Ready For Any Adventure

We have also tested the Afterglow Active Jacket in the most extreme conditions so you don’t have to...
Whether you're conquering mountains or exploring summer lakes, we've got you covered for any adventure you can think of!

You’re Not Going to Want to Miss Out on This!

We're launching soon on Kickstarter.
Get an exclusive discount by signing up now!



Premium Accessory Features

Arm Utility Pocket

For added luxury, the Afterglow Active Jacket has four (4) fully zippered pockets in total (plus a hidden extra inner secure pocket).
We got you covered, whatever adventure you want to take on!

The arm utility pocket has been specifically designed to fit a smartphone, and zip up for a snug fit so you can listen to your tunes without the phone moving around.

  • Fully zippered pocket to keep your phone secure
  • No more running armbands - Specifically engineered to replace velcro arm straps
  • Fits even the largest form factor smartphones
  • Looks cool!

Chest Map Pocket

For even more storage options, we also added a chest pocket.

The size is actually an exact match to the arm pocket, so you can also keep your phone here if you prefer, or alternatively store a map or ID for your next adventure.

  • Additional fully zippered pocket to keep your valuables secure
  • Fits the largest form factor smartphones, including phone cases
  • It works great for lift passes too!

Zippered Side Pockets

Both side pockets also come complete with zips, to keep your hands nice and warm, or just keep your stuff safe. Once secure, the zip tucks neatly behind a discrete flap at the top of the pocket, for a clean and sharp aesthetic.

  • 2x Zippered side pockets
  • Zip storm flap

+

Inner Keys Pouch

This inner secure pouch inside the left pocket, is the perfect place to keep your keys while working out or going for a run, so that they don’t jangle around. 

  • Hidden inner secure keys pouch


Double-Lined Insulated Hood

The hood is a 3-Section design, to allow the hood to contour the head and face to retain warmth and also for a better aesthetic look.

Further boosting the insulation of the Afterglow sports jacket, we double-lined the hood with an ultra soft version of our Adaptek jersey fabric. For those colder training days, or just when you want to feel snug by the campfire.

  • 3-Section hood design contours the head for added warmth & comfort
  • Hood is insulated with double-lined fabric

Wind Resistant Neckline

The active jacket is designed with an extra high, raised neckline, providing protection from the wind and cold.

  • Wind resistant extra high neckline


+

Chin Zip Guard

To prevent chaffing, there is also a small flap of fabric, over the top of the central zip. So when you have the jacket fully zipped up, blasting down a mountain trail on your e-bike, there are no distractions and you can focus on your flow

  • Added chin zip guard to prevent chaffing


Athletic V-Tapered Fit

The seam lines on the waist of the jacket have been engineered to V-taper down from the wider shoulder.
This helps to retain warmth when fully zipped, and also ensures no excess fabric is flapping around while you are trail running into the mountains, or just on your way to the local bakery.

Premium Ribbed Cuffs & Hem

We have upgraded our previous jacket design with ribbed wrist cuffs and hem, to give a more fitted and luxury look.  So you can feel comfortably stylish while out on your park run.

Sustainable Production & Packaging

Zero Waste 'RePack' Returnable Bag and...

Although not directly part of the garment itself, the packaging is just as important to the overall eco impact of producing the AFTERGLOW active jacket.

Therefore, we will ship all AFTERGLOW jackets in a completely zero waste, returnable “RePack” bag, instead of a less sustainable cardboard box. Once you have taken your jacket out of the RePack bag, simply fold up the bag, pull out the pre-paid return label, and put the RePack bag in your nearest post box, and the bag will be returned to us.

Reuse is the most efficient way to reduce waste. Why? Because it eliminates unnecessary waste from single-use packaging. Every returned RePack reduces trash and removes the need to manufacture a new single-use plastic bag or a cardboard box. It's a super simple solution to reduce trash and CO2 emissions.

While the AFTERGLOW active jacket concept was designed and prototyped in London, we will produce all the fabric and the jackets with our technologically state of the art, and eco-conscious factory partner nearby in Portugal, lowering our carbon footprint.

The Portuguese are the leading manufactures of sportswear and jersey goods in Europe, and we are very proud to partner with a manufacturer committed to sustainable practices. With decades of experience, a total production capacity of over 120,000 products per day, we are confident the factory can deliver a high quality product on time for this project!

The factory also have a large scale dedicated waste processing centre, which upcycles all of the pre and post production factory textile waste. This means any leftover cuttings, thread or waste from producing the AFTERGLOW jacket gets upcycled and reused back into new yarn for a total ZERO waste approach, closing the loop!

The factory also hold a wide range of sustainability focused certifications, including: OEKO-TEX, GOTS, Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), Organic Content Standard (OCS), Global Recycle Standard (GRS), ISO 9001 & ISO 14001.

...Sustainable '360' Production Approach

The Most Eco-Friendly Active Jacket on the Planet!

The ultimate performance jacket, made exclusively from recycled components, and featuring over 21 eco-friendly innovations & pockets

Powered by Nature

AFTERGLOW – A name inspired by the euphoric buzz following a great training session, and also the good feeling of giving something back to the Planet.



















World's First 100% Recycled Active Jacket

The one and only performance jacket, made purely from recycled components.
This exclusive product features a wide range of 21 innovations & groundbreaking new features.


We're launching soon on Kickstarter.  Get an exclusive discount by signing up now!



















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