Absolutely. We believe that exists a new way to conceive sporting goods and we cannot stand watching how ecosystems are destroyed by Climate Change and thousands of species exterminated by plastic pollution.
We know that our contribution by itself won’t change the World but it is about our conscience and the legacy we want to leave behind us.
Sustainability has become more than a simple trend and this can’t make us happier, as long as the commitment of companies is real and not a way to “greenwash” their conscience, or just a marketing strategy.
At The Running Republic we only use recycled fabrics from plastic bottles and plastic garbage from the Oceans and from the environment. We produce our garments with European materials by ethical production in local industries and certified factories, leaving the smallest carbon footprint possible.
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It depends on different factors such as the pattern or the fabric, but an average of ten plastic bottles is necessary to make a shirt.
Yes: 100% of our products come from recycled material and 84% of the material we use to make our garments is recycled.
About one kilo recycled material is obtained from one kilo of plastic waste and at the same time means the non-introduction of a little more than one liter of new crude oil into the environment and the reduction in five kilos of CO2 emissions during the production process.
50% of energy is needed to produce recycled polyester compared to virgin polyester and at the same time mean a reduction of 70% of CO2 emissions, the main cause of the greenhouse effect and climate change.
Absolutely. The technical attributes of recycled polyester such as durability, consistency, elasticity, resistance to abrasion, moisture absorption and dye fastness are equal to those of virgin polyester, making the garments made of recycled polyester garments with optimal technical attributes for high performance in sports.
Of course it is not. It is apparel designed for running but is suitable for any cardiovascular activity such as running, gym or even yoga because its ergonomic and functional design makes our garments very versatile.
This is a bit of our secret, but fundamentally, the key is not to invest in sponsorships of elite athletes, a direct distribution without intermediaries and above all having a slender cost structure that allows us not to need the margins that big brands need to maintain their structures.
We currently ship to Europe, the United States and Canada.
Of course. Any purchase made at therunningrepublic.com is subject to the possibility of return. You can visit the section of shipping, exchanges and returns on this website to have more information.
We currently don’t have the exchange service so if you need to change the product you purchased you will have to request a return and make a new purchase. You can visit the section of shipping, exchanges and returns on this website to have more information.
As you imagine, shipments represent an important cost line for an eCommerce, but we have achieved very advantageous rates and with shipment handled by UPS, one of the best carriers worldwide. You can visit the section of shipping, exchanges and returns on this website to have more information.