Lucy Mecklenburgh curates ellesse's first recycled sportswear collection

Lucy Mecklenburgh for ellesse

Sports brand ellesse has launched its first ever sportswear collection made from recycled materials, curated by Lucy Mecklenburgh.

Entrepreneur and The Only Way Is Essex star Lucy Mecklenburgh has combined her obsessions for fashion and fitness to present the recycled polyethylene range (from £18 to £50), comprising sports bras, shorts, leggings, running vests and running jackets.

The idea is that by recycling polyethylene, one of the most common consumer plastics, ellesse is turning the bottles used during work-outs into fitness gear and out of landfill. The lightweight fabrics are strong and water resistant, so ideal for a jog in British weather.