NEW and feels like linen, this is the most breathable and eco Reflect'o yet as it's made from natural material. Handmade and FLURO hand-painted with eco Permaset ink, it is also the most environmentally conscious, high visibility, reflective cycling vest available. The fabric is natural and lightweight, with stretch for comfort, and made from 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton. Reflective artwork is hand-cut and fused on by me and has strategically been placed around the vest so you will be visible from all angles when motor vehicles have their headlights on. The fluro colour helps to stand out, by day, on the road.
You can choose to have a handy, large pocket (also made from hemp) where items such as keys, wallet, bike lights, and snacks can fit inside.
Designed to fit female bodies best as they are cropped above the hips for comfort and practicality as you are seated/bent over on a bike. The longer vest generally rides up to your waist anyway and the cropped length means that any keys or wallet, etc, that is in your pocket is not going to hit your rotating legs. If you are under 157cm (5ft 2) in height please email me and I will custom make your vest a little shorter.
Hemp fabric is the most sustainable fabric in the world and if we were to all switch our current products to hemp, it would actually help solve our climate crises as hemp plants take more carbon dioxide out of the air than any forest or commercial crop. It is also fast-growing, requiring no pesticides, herbicides, or much water. I'm hoping to one day make Reflect'o from 100% hemp, but first, hemp needs to become more readily available. We need to push for more hemp products. BMW is now making hemp cars in Germany, but... forget cars - ride bikes! :D
Handmade in Australia by Lisa Penney and a small team of enthusiastic tailors.