Eco friendly jodhpurs made from recycled plastic bottles

Introducing Repreve

Many of you will already be aware of the efforts DVR puts into sustainability, from our brown paper packaging which we stamp with the logo to prevent the use of stickers, to the specific fabric choices used for many products, and of course, our repairs initiative which is great peace of mind with all your purchases.
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Today, we’re pleased to be introducing Repreve®. Our brand new Penny pull-up winter jodhpurs (Coming end of November 2020) are the first product to be made with this exciting new fabric. DVR's founder and designer Danielle has been keen to bring you a heavier weight recycled winter product for a long time, but the fabric had to be right. Danielle only likes to work with branded fabrics when it comes to recycled fabrics so that the recycling process is certified and garuanteed.
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The fabric offers great technical properties meaning your jodhpurs will be durable,  moisture-wicking and offer adaptive warming and cooling abilities, making them an ideal choice all year round, but especially perfect for these cooler months we’re just getting into now.
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DVR Recycled Jodhpurs

So, tell me more about the jods...

These are DVR’s first ever winter weight riding pants. The Penny pull up jodhpurs have belt loops, including the statement ‘DVR’ loop at the back that you have all known and loved from our Penny soft breeches. The difference with this style is that the centre back detailing is a little more subtle being tone-on-tone. Visible, but subtle. 
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They will be coming in three gorgeous colours: black, navy and stone grey, and are made with 84% Repreve® and 16% spandex for that stretch that makes them fit so well.
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They are a high waist fit with our signature DVR silicone over the inside knee area for grip and DVR panelling, making them incredibly flattering. For ultimate comfort in the saddle there is no inside leg seam.
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In true DVR style there's always got to be an extra special touch. And so we've added a signature side leg pocket to both legs, fitting your phone in so that it sits in place and stays out of the way when you are in the saddle. However, our signature design means these pockets look like ordinary, smart waist pockets. Due to the fabric used, although the pockets are long, they are very easily accessible to get belongings both in and out, and you can fit lots in them too!
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Not only that, but long gone are those days of hacking out worrying that your phone may take a leap out of that open ended side leg pocket, or tucked into your boot or bra! 
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How is Repreve® made? 

Repreve® is made by transforming recycled bottles, and can make a wide range of athletic and fashion apparel. Plastic bottles can take 1000 years to degrade, and in the UK alone we produce 7.7 billion plastic bottles each year (water.org). Not only is this giving recycled materials a new life, but compared to making virgin fibre, making Repreve® fabric actually offsets using new petroleum, therefore emitting fewer greenhouse gases and conserving water and energy in the process (repreve.com).
 

Where are the Penny pull on's made?

We've worked with a fantastic factory based in India on this product. This is the first product we have worked on with this factory and we are incredibly impressed. Danielle met one of the owners earlier this year, and it was this factory that introduced Danielle to the option of using this new fantastic fabric.
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Although we haven't been able to visit the factory due to the Coronavirus, Danielle had an incredibly positive recommendation of this factory from a fellow business owner within the industry whom already work with them, and the factory sent a range of key information and certifications for Danielle to look over before we began working together. Working with this well respected factory is opening up exciting opportunities to bring you products made from fabrics we didn't have access to before, and I can't wait to bring you the first incredible product. 

When can I get mine?

We hope to have the stock here and ready to go by the end of November, however, we will be keeping you updated. Make sure you are signed up to our mailing list to be the first to know when they drop.
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This incredible product can be yours for £79.99, however, we can't promise they'll stay in stock for long so keep your eyes peeled on our updates!