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Kmart launches $10 bike shorts made from recycled materials

Shoppers are going wild for a $10 pair of bike shorts from Kmart – describing them as an ‘absolute must have’ for this summer

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  • The shorts have a matching crop top, with both receiving rave reviews
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Kmart is upping the ante in the style and sustainability stakes with a very trendy pair of bike shorts made form recycled polyester, giving plastic waste a new lease of life.  

The $10 Active Recycled Bike Shorts come in three colour ways – leopard print, white polka dot and plain black – and also have a matching $8 crop top with a stylish strap-back design, which can be purchased in-store or online.

Since launching, the affordable activewear has received rave reviews from customers, with many praising the thick quality of the shorts and support of the bra top.

Body-conscious cycling shorts continue to be one of the hottest fashion trends of 2019, and are regularly seen on stars and influencers from Tammy Hembrow to Hailey Bieber and Kim Kardashian.

The $10 cycling shorts come in three colour ways, including leopard print (pictured), white polka dot and plain black

Kmart Australia is upping the ante in the style and sustainability stakes with a new pair of bike shorts (pictured) made from recycled polyester

Affordable fashion blogger The Kmart Lover called the bike shorts ‘an absolute must-have’ for summer Down Under.

‘The longer length bike short is so on trend, and I can hand on my heart say these rock!’ she wrote in an Instagram post.

‘I walked 10km this morning and didn’t need to adjust them once. They are high-waisted, true to size, squat proof and have a pocket for keys/cash.’

Kmart’s Active Business Manager Melissa Machin said the brand has been ‘blown away’ with the sales of the shorts. 

Other budget retailers have also jumped on the body-con bandwagon, including Cotton On who recently released a similar leopard print two-piece or $45.

Cotton On also jumped on the body-conscious bandwagon with these Core Active Bike Shorts, which are sold with a matching crop top for $45

Cotton On also jumped on the body-conscious bandwagon with these Core Active Bike Shorts, which are sold with a matching crop top for $45

The recycled shorts are the latest in a line of increasingly stylish offerings from Kmart.

Last month, the discount retailer launched a new collection of summer clothing and accessories inspired by Australia’s natural landscape.

Standout pieces include a $20 A-line mustard and white maxi-dress, linen blend pants for $18 and a trendy $25 cross-body bag.

Highlights of Kmart's summer collection include this $25 leather cross-body bag

And this on-trend $20 A-line maxi dress, which bears a striking resemblance to designs from upscale brands like Rat and Boa

Highlights of Kmart’s summer collection include this $25 leather cross-body bag

In a statement about the new range, Kmart’s General Manager of Apparel and Design Julie Miller Sensini said:

‘For us, it’s about making shopping a more fun and inspiring experience as well as making fashion more accessible to more people.

‘As a business, that means giving access to the latest trends and styles, at everyday low prices that everyone can enjoy.’

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