Are you the type that emphasize on the importance of environment protection, coexisting with our surroundings and reducing your carbon footprint?
There are now companies that are committed to environmentally-friendly and sustainable production practices in sportswear.
Eco friendly sportswear is making their presence felt by such leading companies as Patagonia, Champion, Puma, Tasc Performance, Under Armour and Pure Karma etc.
Environmentally Sustainable Sportswear
Quality eco-friendly sportswear involves not only asthetic looks and functionability but also how the whole process will affect and protect the environment.
Organic cotton, hemp, bamboo and recycled nylon are some of the materials used in making environmentally friendly activewear.
Recycled polyester is also widely used as one of the major materials used in the construction of performance clothing.
Recycling polyester means less discards and this contributes to less contamination of the environment in a number of ways.
Patagonia Eco Friendly Sportswear
Patagonia Inc is a great supporter of environmental campaigns. Their line of eco friendly sportswear is made using recycled polyester, recycled nylon, organic cotton, hemp and chlorine-free wool.
They make use of used soda bottles, unusable second quality fabrics and worn out garments to recycle into polyester fibers.
Patagonia Men’s Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Pullover
Their latest addition, the Patagonia Men’s Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Pullover is made using 8-oz 100% polyester double sided fleece (86% recycled on solids; 80% recycled on prints).
Spandex trim are used to reinforce the cuffs and hems, sealing in warmth.
4-snap Supplex nylon placket, neck-warming stand-up collar and Y-Join sleeves made this into a much-sought after lightweight jacket for those cool spring days.
Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket
The Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket comes with waterproof and breathable 100% nylon ripstop fabric that’s reinforced through the shoulders and side.
This 2.5 layer hard shell is great for trekkers, hikers, climbers or campers. It’s waterproof and breathable shell holds up well against wet weather.
Attractive features include a microfleece – lined neck, hook-and-loop cuff closures and a drawcord hem as well as 2 zippered handwarmer pockets.
The 2-way-adjustable hood and the water-coated center-front zipper together with the Deluge DWR-treated (durable water repellent) pit zips with welted exterior storm flaps keep out the cold and rain.
It makes a wonderful windproof and waterproof lightweight snug fit rain jacket.
Do check out the Torrentshell jacket video below.
Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket
Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket for men and full zip hoody down sweater for women are made of 100% recycled polyester shell and insulated with warm, highly compressible 800-fill-power goose down with quilted construction.
Windproof and water resistant with a durable water repellent finish, perfect for a chilly morning.
Lightweight and comes with zippered handwarmer pockets, nylon-bound elastic cuffs and drawcord hem to keep you snug and warm.
Under Armour Eco Friendly Sportswear
Committed not only to using recycled raw materials but also through the manufacturing, packaging, dying, printing, and other aspects in an ongoing effort to lessen their carbon footprint.
Take for example their women’s UA Catalyst shorts. Made from recycled polyester, the shorts are fwith split leg feature ensures a wide range of motion, comes with their signature moisture wicking feature and a 2″ waistband for additional comfort.
Its anti-odor technology in brief liner prevents growth of odor causing bacteria.
Under Armour Men’s UA Catalyst Long Sleeve T shirt made from 100% recycled polyester, has all the performance enhancing features such as lightweight, 4 way stretch construction, anti-odor properties and UPF50+
Get optimal mobility and stay warm and comfortable no matter how cold the weather.
A high performance fitness wear that boosts your fitness routine as well as let you do your part in protecting the environment.
Support Under Armour go green efforts. Have a look at their environmentally friendly performance sportswear.
Bamboo Sportswear Clothing
Outstanding characteristics of sportswear manufactured using bamboo include softness, smoothness plus the material feels extremely soft and comfortable on your skin.
Being natural anti-bacteria and anti-fungal as well as hypoallergenic, clothes made from bamboo is especially appealing to those with sensitive skin.
Bamboo being 100% biodegradable and grown naturally without the need of harmful pesticides, rest assured that you will be doing your small part in saving the environment by buying these eco friendly activewear.
Organic Cotton Sportswear
Organic cotton is grown without the use of toxic pesticides. Besides that, organic cotton farming uses much less water and emits far less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
They are also manufactured without the use of harmful chemicals.
Organic cotton sportswear feels extremely soft on your skin and now comes in a variety of colors. Those with sensitive skin can benefit greatly from wearing eco organic clothing.
Organic cotton features a lot in the making of organic yoga clothing .
tasc Performance Women’s Nola Crop is made from 55% Organic Cotton, 35% Viscose from Bamboo, 10% Elastane.
Comes in black and watermelon color, it feels soft and comfortable for a session of yoga exercise.
Besides having UPF 50+ protection, 4 way stretch properties, it has also moisture wicking feature.
BeGood Organic Clothing
BeGood is another brand that makes use of organic cotton, naturally-occurring textiles like silk, modal, and bamboo, all of which are toxin-free, healthy and luxuriously soft.
On top of that, non-toxic low impact dyes are used.
Their packaging is also biodegradable.
Hemp Exercise Clothing
PraAna Men’s Sutra Pants
Made using a lightweight blend of 53% hemp, 44% PET (recycled plastic) and 3% lycra for that slight comfortable stretch during yoga practice.
You’ll feel no restrictions when doing your yoga poses wearing this PraAna Sutra pants.
Functional, light, comfortable and stylish, these Sutra yoga pants with pockets offer comfort and ease of movements.
Eco friendly yoga clothing such as the organic cotton yoga pants for men and women, hemp and bamboo yoga clothing such as the bamboo yoga pants are establishing a name for themselves in yoga sportswear.
Lower your environmental impact by supporting green practices of sportswear brands.
Video on the Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket For Men