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BC Bike Wear Company Loeka Aims to Recycle Used Clothing

Vancouver-based Loeka has become the first cycling clothing company to offer a recycling program for customers’ used tops, bottoms and jackets:

Loeka is built on a love of biking in the great outdoors, so it’s important that we do our bit to protect the beautiful environment we all love to play in.

Loeka Recycle is an initiative that enables customers to return their old Loeka items to be recycled into reusable materials for signage, banners, merchandising. Plus any winter items that are in good condition will be donated to women in need so they can stay warm and dry. These are just the first steps Loeka is taking towards the ultimate goal of operating a completely closed loop recycling system.

Customers who participate in the program are rewarded with vouchers for their next purchase.

Loeka is the first cycling apparel company in Canada to introduce the recycling initiative into our business model. We are incredibly excited at the opportunity and thank our customers and retail partners for joining us.

Fantastic to see a company take on a challenging initiative like this. You can learn more about Loeka and their women-specific cycling and outdoor wear here: Loeka women’s only cycling & outdoor adventure apparel

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What is Prohab and Who Are These Ladies in Helmets?

Vancouver based Prohab Helmet Society is a non-profit incorporation that donates helmets to the Vancouver area community. In British Columbia, where helmet use is mandatory, the Prohab Helmet Society is working with partners to provide helmets to those without.

To raise funds for their 2011 campaign the Society has crafted a calendar featuring cycling beauties wearing their helmets.

To show your support and help provide helmets to those without you can purchase the 2011 calendar here: Prohab Society Calendar

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Setting an Example: Burrard Street Bike Lane Vancouver

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It doesn’t take much to create excellent cycling infrastructure. Take note Toronto, take note…

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