Cycling Clothing: The Safetti Eco-Friendly Revolution

Cycling Clothing: The Safetti Eco-Friendly Revolution

Aaron Johnson CEO Aaron Johnson CEO
5 minute read

Cycling enthusiasts and eco-conscious consumers alike are turning their attention to Safetti, a premier cycling clothing manufacturer based in the Laureles neighborhood of Medellin, Colombia. In this blog article, we delve into Safetti's commitment to eco-friendly practices, high-quality craftsmanship, and the unique aspects that set them apart in the world of cycling apparel.

Safetti's Eco-Friendly Mission

Safetti, founded in 2005, emerged from the vision of a couple, passionate about triathlon. Today, it has evolved into a leading brand in cycling, running, and triathlon clothing. What sets Safetti apart is its unwavering commitment to eco-friendly practices. Safetti's portfolio comprises 70% of supplies sourced from certified suppliers utilizing eco-friendly processes. From recycled materials to nickel-free zippers, Safetti prioritizes sustainability at every stage of production.

Woman standing with a Safetti cycling cap and Safetti cycling clothing

(It is easy to see the quality just from a simple picture)

Eco-Friendly Materials and Processes

Safetti's dedication to eco-friendliness extends beyond mere claims. The company ensures that its materials are either recyclable or made from recycled sources. Fabrics derived from PET bottles and nickel-free zippers contribute to both environmental sustainability and user well-being. Even the inks used in their printing process are free from harmful components, setting a new standard in the industry.

Yes, we have all heard it before, "Eco-Friendly" but Safetti looks at it differently.  They are not just making decisions that are good for the environment, these decisions also affect their employees.  Safetti states that,

"using non harmful inks and nickel free material is also good for their employees.  These great people have to handle thousands of pieces of clothing every week, and it is important they do not have any harm either."

What a great example they are providing to the rest of the world.  

Second Chance Program and Community Outreach

Safetti goes beyond manufacturing by actively engaging in community outreach. The Second Chance Program allows customers to bring in used clothing in exchange for discounts on new purchases. These pre-loved items are then refurbished and given a second life. Moreover, Safetti supports 27 schools for underprivileged individuals, ensuring that quality clothing becomes accessible to those who need it most.

Bicycle Riders meeting kids on bicycles in Colombia(We always see kids riding bicycles in South America)

The Manufacturing Process: From Lab to Dream Wall

Safetti's cycling clothing manufacturing process is a testament to its commitment to excellence. The journey begins in the lab, where design ideas are prototyped and tested rigorously. The use of 3D models allows for precision in creating custom fits for individuals. The dream wall, where employees share their aspirations, fosters a sense of belonging and dedication to creating top-notch products.

Again, Safetti sets itself apart by creating a dream wall for their employees.  I didn't want to encroach on people's privacy by displaying pictures of the dream wall, but I will explain it quickly.  Basically, when you start working at Safetti they ask you what your life goals are.  Maybe they are to own a house, make more money, become a designer.  Whatever it is, the company will help you achieve your dreams.  They even help their employees get business loans to buy a house.  How amazing is that! 

Woman standing with an amazing Safetti sundress that has bicycles in the print, another form of cycling clothing

(The Safetti Sun Dress, another amazing example of "Cycling Clothing")

Print Shop and Fabric Cutting

Safetti's print shop operates with skin-friendly inks, emphasizing the importance of both user comfort and employee well-being. The fabric-cutting process is meticulous, with separate areas for white and black fabrics to prevent contamination. The precision and care taken in this stage contribute to the overall quality of Safetti's products.

You can watch our YouTube video as we display the ink sublimation process on the cycling clothing.  I even tried to pull some of the garments off the sublimation device and struggled a bit.  We also showcase the sewing room where they have multiple machines used to put your Safetti cycling clothing together. 

A man running a triathlon with a Safetti triathlon suite showing unique and vibrant colors. just another form of cycling clothing

(Amazing Triathlon Designs full of Color and Life)

The Factory Floor: Where Craftsmanship Shines

Safetti's factory floor is a symphony of sewing machines and skilled artisans. Specialized sewing lines cater to different apparel categories, ensuring that each piece meets the brand's high standards. The attention to detail, coupled with individual and team goals, showcases the passion Safetti instills in its employees.


Safetti emerges not only as a cycling clothing manufacturer but as a trailblazer in sustainable practices, community involvement, and employee well-being. Their commitment to producing high-quality, eco-friendly gear reflects a forward-thinking approach in an industry that demands both performance and responsibility. For those seeking top-tier cycling apparel with a conscience, Safetti stands out as a brand that goes beyond expectations. Visit to explore their extensive range and be a part of the Safetti revolution.

GoGrava carries select items from Safetti.  Check out our selection below, from running shorts, to cycling jerseys, to the highest quality bibs you find around the world.  If you want to buy something from Safetti in the USA, follow the link. 

Men's Alba Cycling Jersey

Men's Alba Cycling Jersey


Grava Branded cycling jersey in Diamonds flake structure fabric at the forefront of cycling clothing, developed with odor control, fast drying and moisture control, which keeps the rider comfortable in long rides. With reflective details allowing more visibility in the dark,… read more

Would you like to see more Safetti clothing in our store?  Email and let us know what you would like to see. 

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