This garment is made from 78% recycled polyester (recycled water bottles) and 22% elastane. Yep, you read that right! Team Timbuktu uses a material that is made from sorted, sterilised, and melted down plastic water bottles to create their breathable, comfortable, and durable activewear. Talk about turning trash into treasure.
Bike Shorts - Burnt Red
The Bike Shorts in Burnt Red by Australian ethical activewear company Team Timbuktu are best-selling, squat-proof, comfortable, and cute af. With their high-waisted style, breathability, elasticised waist, and phone pockets, these bike shorts will make everything from working out to lounging around a breeze, and the fact that they are ethically and sustainably made from recycled plastic is just an added bonus.
- Ethically made in Xiamen, China
- Sustainable, high-performance fabric
- Phone pockets on both upper legs
- Elasticised high waist
- 4 way stretch
- 7" mid-thigh length
- No padding
Emily wears XS (AU 8), she is 174cm, with 91cm hips.
Regular fit, though size down if unsure.
Bike Short length: Mid thigh length, with a 7" inseam
For more super helpful sizing info, check out our Team Timbuktu Size Guide.
Behind the Brand
Team Timbuktu is an activewear brand for the ethical and sustainable soul. This Australian-based company’s fabric of choice is recycled plastic water bottles, they are completely committed to transparency in their supply chain, and for every single Team Timbuktu order, one tree is planted.
If you’re keen to find out more about Team Timbuktu’s founder, Rhianna Knight, you can do so here.
Shipping and Returns
Standard items must be returned within 14 days of delivery. Sale items are final sale unless damaged or faulty. Faulty items must be returned within 5 days of delivery.
We do not cover the cost of return postage, so please try to choose the correct sizing. We’ve done our absolute best to provide as much sizing information as possible, though do feel free to send us an email if you need help.
All brands aim to send out standard items within two working days of your order being received, however please note that there have been unprecedented delays due to COVID. To allow for creation time, made-to-order pieces will be posted within 10-14 business days, dependent on the respective brand.
Please note some brands operate out of Australia, while others from Aotearoa, New Zealand. This may mean that a little bit of patience would be required if the packages are coming from international waters, and also if you live rurally.
All shipping is free for orders over $75. If your order is under $75, there is a $12.50 flat rate.
To our friends outside of Australia and New Zealand, please note that we do not currently ship worldwide due to a range of factors, though mainly due to the package delays brought about by the COVID pandemic. We do, however, have a global ethical brand directory for both our local and international friends.
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