What is it about a sustainable gym wear that appeals to so many people? Perhaps it is the idea of it being organic or Organic women’s clothing. Perhaps it is that it is made from cotton that is grown sustainably, and we know that in this day and age, it is vital for the health of those who wear it to make sure that cotton is grown in ways that do not destroy the soil in which it grows. Perhaps most of all, perhaps because it appeals to so many people, it is something that people can buy and wear and feel good about wearing it. For me, these are all very good reasons to go for sustainable clothing.
The UK consumer has always been known to be amongst the most discerning consumers in the world. We tend to pay attention to the price of things, we may choose to shop online if we are short of time, we may choose to go for the cheapest option, or we may pay attention to the quality of the clothes that we buy. We do try and reduce the impact on the environment, we want to make sure that we are buying fair-trade clothes and that we are buying products that will last us many years, maybe even generations. Yet the range of clothes that are sustainable has grown dramatically over recent years.
In the early nineties, sustainable clothing in the UK consisted of clothing that was made entirely from organic materials. This meant that the cotton used had to be organically grown without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilisers, and that the harvesting was done with the assistance of local women, rather than by a machine. It also meant that the men who were working on the farms did not receive regular benefits and payments, as they would if the farmer were male. These days sustainable clothing in the UK comes from a number of different suppliers, some of which are based here in the UK.
The most popular sustainable gym wear is work out wear. This means clothing and accessories that has been produced using materials which are as eco-friendly as possible. For example, many people choose to wear sports equipment that is manufactured in countries where the workers receive decent wages and conditions. Many people also choose to buy ecological items such as raincoats and polos, which are manufactured using organic materials and fabrics from around the world.
Buying a good piece of clothing, made from sustainable materials
A major problem facing the clothing industry today is that there is an increasing amount of demand for ‘green’ products, but few companies are actually prepared to buy them in large enough amounts to supply the market. The problem is that many of these ‘green’ materials use more raw material than is necessary. In order for them to be used in large enough quantities, it is necessary for companies to source them from places where they can get them at the lowest cost. In some cases, this requires going to third world countries and finding cheap labour there. The advantage of buying sustainable clothing is that you know that you are buying a good piece of clothing, made from sustainable materials.
Sustainable clothing is available for men, women and children, and will help you to look great whether you are exercising or just taking your kids to the local park. Some of the most popular brands include Reebok, British Heart, Diesel and Lacoste. Some of the items on this list are suitable for both men and women, such as the Reebok Easytone trainers, which have an ultra-light upper section and cool, neutral mid-section. Other items include the British Heart vinyl range, which are made from recycled plastic and the Lacoste range which make green training wear suitable for summer and autumn.
Some people are concerned about the impact that sustainable gym wear might have on their body, but those worries are not entirely true. Most manufacturers use natural materials in the production of their products, so there is no way that you will be harming the environment through your choice of gym wear. You might find that you need to pay a little bit more for items made from organic material, but in the long run, the benefits will far outweigh the cost.
The best manufacturers are looking to make their businesses more environmentally friendly and therefore often choose materials such as organic cotton for their shoes. In addition, they often make their own fabrics from sustainable material, so that they do not harm the environment in any way. If you are concerned about the way that some manufacturers work, then by all means check out their websites, but if you are happy with the choices you find, then you can shop green at your local store or even online.
You can look for green clothes to wear during the day as well as when you exercise, so the benefits of working out without harming the planet cannot be overstated. In fact, it is possible to meet your fitness goals without having to sacrifice the clothes that you like. If you want to go green when you are working out, then you should look for clothes that are made from materials that won’t harm your skin when you perspire. No matter how much you sweat, you need to make sure that you are wearing clothes that will let your skin breathe.