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How to make your activewear more sustainable

How to make your activewear more sustainable

Healthy living means looking after our bodies, both inside and out. That includes what we choose to put on our bodies - our activewear.

Traditional activewear is often made from synthetic fabrics like polyester, nylon and spandex. The production of these materials can be harmful to the planet by polluting waterways, leaking toxic chemicals and microplastics into our oceans and depleting our precious natural resources.

Fabrics are often dyed using harmful chemicals that not only damage the environment, but are bad for your health as well. These chemicals can irritate your skin, often resulting in painful headaches and allergic reactions.

When choosing new activewear, made sure to do some research on the brand's sustainability practises first. Choose natural materials like hemp, bamboo, and organic cotton that are sustainably grown, and aren't treated with toxic chemicals. 

At Fit-Squirrel we're taking our sustainability practises seriously. We're committed to minimising our impact on the environment by creating sustainable, ethically produced products that you can feel good about. Our latest collection is manufactured using recycled post-consumer PET bottles that would otherwise be filling landfills and polluting our earth. Our activewear is coloured with dyes that are certified eco-friendly GOTS and OEKO-TEX approved.

 

Our Crop Tees are organic and ethically made, manufactured soley using sustainable energy from wind and solar power in carbon neutral facilities in India from 100% "low impact" organic cotton. 

We go one step further by proudly supporting an ethical work environment for the people who make your clothes. Factory workers are paid well over the minimum wage, receive 13 month's salary per year, receive free medical insurance for them, their spouse and up to 3 children as well as receive healthy, freshly prepared meals for lunch every day. 

We believe that when you do good, you feel good. 

How are you making your workout wardrobe more sustainable? Let us know  in the comments.

 

Fallon & Darren

 

 

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