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Girlfriend Collective Compressive Bike Shorts

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  • Vegan
  • Safe & Fair Labor
  • Sustainable Manufacturing
  • BPA Free
  • Low Impact Dyes
  • Recycled PET Fabric
  • Recycled Content


This product does not contain any animal products or byproducts, and has not been tested on animals.

Safe and Fair Labor

We support safe and fair labor practices when producing sustainable products. This company cares for their workers by fostering a safe work environment and providing their employees with fair wage.

Sustainable Manufacturing

Some or all of the energy used to make this product is produced via renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, or hydropower.

BPA Free

Products that are labeled as BPA free do not contain Bisphenol A, a chemical commonly found in plastic products. Studies on BPA exposure have shown that high levels of BPA could lead to hormone disruption, effects on behavior and brain function, reproductive problems, breast cancer, heart disease, infertility, and more.


The OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is a global independent certification system that regulates the use of harmful chemicals for yarns, fabrics, and finished textiles. Products with this certification meet rigorous environmentally friendly standards, as well as human-ecological health standards. OEKO-TEX® also creates standards based on the item’s proximity and sensitivity of the skin. For example, OEKO-TEX® holds baby clothing to a higher standard than an outer coat. For a product to earn this certification, all parts of the product must meet the criteria, including parts of clothing such as buttons, linings, threads, etc.


Low Impact Dyes

Companies can adopt multiple practices to dye their textiles and products in a more environmentally safe way. Low impact dyes usually do not contain toxins such as heavy metals, plasticizers, fluorocarbons, and formaldehyde. Sustainable dyes can also be water or plant based, or use less water than conventional dyeing methods.

Recycled PET Fabric

Recycled PET utilizes salvaged post-industrial PET scraps and post-consumer products such as water bottles and other plastic containers. These plastics are dried, crushed, and spun into yarn in order to create recycled PET fabric, or polyester. By providing a use for recycled plastics, companies encourage recycling programs worldwide, while adding new value to discarded items. Currently, over half of virgin PET production goes towards making textiles, so by utilizing recycled PET, post-consumer materials are both diverting waste while taking the place of raw materials. This helps to reduce the demand for the extraction of oil, as well as energy used to produce new synthetic fibers.

Recycled Content

Recycling is the process of taking an otherwise-discarded item or material and cleaning, sorting, and breaking it down into its basic form (such as fibers or pellets). This material is then used to produce new items. Recycling keeps useful materials from being discarded in landfills, prevents resource extraction due to the creation of new materials, and provides a new life for used items. Recycling can utilize both pre-consumer waste (materials left over from production) or post-consumer materials (used clothing, empty water bottles, etc). This product is made from recycled content.

Modern bike shorts for the modern woman. The Compressive Bike Short from Girlfriend Collective is made from RPET fabric from post-consumer recycled plastic bottles (17 of them!) with a unique four-way stretch and compressive fabric that's perfect for high-impact workouts. Manufacturing these shorts uses fewer raw materials and water and produces far less CO2 emissions than conventional bike shorts. With a mid-thigh length and a cozy 11-inch rise, these non-sheer shorts are your key to worry-freeRead More workouts. Plus, the fabric is OEKO-TEX certified for quality, and ethically and responsibly made in fair labor factories! Whether you're biking to work, working out, or simply hanging, these are the bike shorts for you.

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Sustainability Features


  • Ethically made in the Girlfriend Collective facility in Taiwan, then cut-and-sewn in their SA8000 certified factory in Hanoi, Vietnam


  • 79% recycled polyester (or RPET) and 21% spandex

End of Life

  • Can be recycled into new Girlfriend Collective items through their ReGirlfriend program – contact us at for more details!


  • These RPET textiles are made from recycled materials in the Girlfriend Collective facility in Taiwan that specializes in eco-friendly and high-quality textiles, then cut-and-sewn in their SA8000 certified factory in Hanoi, Vietnam, that guarantees fair wages, safe and healthy conditions, and zero forced or child labor!
  • The factory in Taiwan is SA8000 certified, which is a social accountability standard and certificate developed by Social Accountability International (SAI) that helps and protects workers worldwide by providing a standardized guideline to protect the integrity of workers’ conditions and wages.
  • This RPET fabric is certified Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX, the world's leader in testing fabrics to regulate harmful substances – ensuring this textile is both safe and non-toxic.

Earth Friendly Features

  • Made from 17 recycled post-consumer bottles that would otherwise be wasted! It also prevents 12.61 pounds of CO2 emissions, and saves 2.11 gallons of water compared to typical alternatives!
  • Colored with eco-friendly dyes, and the wastewater from coloring is carefully cleaned and cooled before it is released. The dye mud is then donated to a local pavement facility where it is recycled into sidewalks and roads.


  • Ships plastic free in recycled content and recyclable product packaging

Made Without

  • BPA free fabric
  • Colored with safe dyes

Product Specifications

Product Care

  • Machine wash cold with like colors and line dry flat

Additional Features

  • 100% sheer-proof and not see-through compressive bike shorts from Girlfriend Collective
  • Made from RPET from recycled post-consumer water bottles
  • Four way stretch and compressive fabric for high impact activities
  • Breathable, sweat-wicking and lightweight fabric


  • Unworn, undamaged products in their original product packaging may be returned within 30 days


  • Unworn, undamaged products in their original product packaging may be returned within 30 days


  • True to size – see sizing chart

Shipping Info

  • Ships same business day!

About the Company

Girlfriend Collective

Girlfriend Collective prides itself on being transparent, taking care of the people who make your clothes, and never putting the bottom line before what’s best for the planet. Now there’s a mission statement we can get behind! That means that transparency and sustainability aren’t an afterthought, rather they are woven into every aspect of Girlfriend’s process - and you can tell!

Today, Girlfriend Collective is a diverse, size-inclusive, transparent, and ethical powerhouse in sustainable fashion whose fit and comfort may rival that of your most expensive pair of workout leggings. Since launching, Girlfriend Collective has expanded their assortment to offer many styles of leggings, sports bras, jackets, shorts, and more while still retaining their charm, commitment to transparency, and signature style. Sorry, we’re not sorry, these are outfits you’re going to want to live in ;)

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