Runners are among the athletes who get to enjoy nature to its fullest and breathe clean air, a benefit that should not be taken for granted. As responsible and ethical runners we should do our best to protect our environment so that future generations can continue to do the same. When buying running clothes and accessories, it is important that we avoid the use of unsustainable clothing produced in unethical conditions or from non-biodegradable sources. We can also take other measures like using reusable water bottles to hold our water, and more! The Running Republic offers a wide variety of sustainable running clothes in the UK and abroad made from recycled sustainable materials.
What are sustainable running clothes made of?
Nowadays, there are quite a few alternatives to conventional unsustainable fabrics, but when it comes to running clothes the preferred choice is recycled synthetics, mainly recycled polyester (rPET) and polyamide. The Running Republic offers sustainable running clothes uk made from recycled fabrics that use post-consumer waste as raw materials. The resulting recycled fabrics continue to be as good as the virgin materials and retain all their properties in terms of durability, elasticity, breathability, and moisture evaporation.
Recycled synthetics use tons of plastic that have already been discarded to turn it into usable fabrics for clothing. The process is much more energy efficient, releases fewer CO2 emissions, and avoids the introduction of new plastics into the environment. By using recycled fabrics we also help divert plastics from landfills and oceans contributing to a more circular economy and keeping the materials in use for as long as possible.
How do make sure my running clothes are sustainable
Sustainable clothing has become a much-needed trend in the textile industry, but unfortunately, sometimes it is used as just a marketing strategy and not as a real commitment to sustainability and the protection of our planet. When buying sustainable running clothes in the UK abroad, always buy from trusted vendors with a track record of well-known ethical practices; in addition, look for labels that certify the use of recycled or organic material and that guarantee the clothes are free of harmful chemicals. The most well-known certifications are OEKO-TEX standard 100 for harmful chemicals, Global Recycled Standard (GRS) for recycled materials, and the GOTS certification for organic materials.Don’t just go for any sustainable brand. The Running Republic offers a wide selection of sustainable running clothes in the UK and abroad made from high-quality and sustainable materials. We recently launched our new spring 2022 collection made from eco-friendly materials and tested under the most extreme conditions in Spain. Get a free recycled cap with your purchase of over 80€. Also, join our efforts for a better and more sustainable future and follow our social networks on Facebook and Instagram.