Tell us about your sustainable fabrics…
Activewear is obviously a bit of an advert for synthetic materials, like nylon and polyester. As a manufacturer, you can either buy virgin yarn or post-consumer yarn, which is recycled. At the time, no one was really choosing the latter as it’s more expensive to use and processing recycled yarns is way more finicky, simply because they’re not pure – there can be problems with dyeing, for example.
It took about a year and a half of development before we got our finalised recycled fabric back, and, when we did, we had an ‘oh my God’ moment – it literally is the best sustainable fabric you could have in activewear.
We use ECONYL® for our LITE fabric – made entirely from landfill and ocean waste, and perfect for activities like hot yoga. Our core leggings are made from polyester that has been made from recycled plastic water bottles.