eco-friendly sportswear

Matano is World's First Fair-Trade-Certified Sportswear Label

PLAY FAIR Kriwiel now had a mission: to “change the world through sports,” he said, and not just for professional athletes but for everyday people who like to be active.…

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Beyoncé's "Ivy Park" Sportswear Allegedly Made in Sweatshop

Bad news for the Beyhive: Britain’s The Sun reports that the Sri Lankan seamstresses who make Beyoncé’s new line of high-end athletic wear earn just £4.30 ($6.19) a day.…

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Rabbit: A Simple, Functional, California-Made Apparel Line for Runners

The newly launched rabbit performance running apparel brand lets dedicated runners “run free.” The affordable line was designed without all the bells and whistles, created after…

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MIT is Turning Living Bacteria Into Self-Ventilating Activewear

RESPONSIVE FASHION Yao and her “BioLogic” team refer to the natto cells as “living actuators”—motors that are grown rather than manufactured. In a later…

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Adidas Working on "Endlessly Recyclable" Zero-Waste Soccer Cleat

Adidas envisions a future where worn-out sportswear isn’t thrown away, but rather broken down and remolded with scrap material from other industries to create new products. Its…

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"Aeros" Sports Bra Responds to Sweat by Increasing Air Flow

Chromat had more than its shape-shifting “Adrenaline” dress up its sleeve at New York Fashion Week on Friday. The label also took to the runway to unveil the…

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Ralph Lauren's Biometric-Sensing "PoloTech" Shirt Now on Sale

Ralph Lauren tested out its new smart workout shirt at the 2014 U.S. Open on ball boys and now they are releasing the PoloTech shirt to the public. Combining smart electronic textiles,…

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Nike Unveils First Football Cleat Made With Recycled Bottles

Nike has unveiled what it considers its most innovative football cleat to date. Designed to commemorate the first College Football Playoff, the “Vapor Untouchable” is the…

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Myontec's "Smart" Shorts Promise to Give You a Better Workout

Finish company Myontec’s MBody Coach tech shorts promise to ramp up your athletic performance with real time monitoring and coaching. While the everyday exerciser can get away…

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Yesler Makes High-Quality, Affordable Athletic Wear in the U.S.A.

Athletic wear brand Yesler is encouraging social support with their Made in the USA stance to add jobs in North America back to the supply chain with every 500 units sold. The brand…

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At U.S. Open, Ralph Lauren's "Polo Tech" Shirt Monitors Wearer's Vitals

TENNIS, ANYONE? The form-fitting shirt features Ralph Lauren’s distinctive polo player—in bright yellow, no less—on its chest. Less visible are the silver-coated conductive…

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Detroit Lions, Repreve Launch First-of-Its-Kind Sustainability Initiative

The Detroit Lions are bringing sustainable fashion to the field, in a new partnership with recycled fiber brand Repreve. For their #TurnItGreen campaign, the Lions will turn in their…

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Alternative Launches "Move," an Eco-Friendly Activewear Line for Women

MOVE AND GROOVE Modern prints and a cohesive color palette of seafoam, blue coral, and shell also imbue the pieces with a wearability that extends beyond the studio or gym. And if…

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Color-Changing "Bruise Suit" Helps Paraplegics Detect Injuries

Paralyzed athletes may not feel pain if they’ve received a serious blow or broken a bone during competition, but a new color-changing suit developed by students at the Imperial…

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Nike Fetes Garments Dyed Using Waterless "ColorDry" Technology

Nike’s “ColorDry” technology is ready for its closeup. The waterless fabric-dyeing innovation, a collaboration between the sportswear giant and the Netherlands’s…

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Nike Unveils World's First 3D-Printed Performance Sports Bag

Don’t count on getting your mitts on Nike Football’s “Rebento” duffel any time soon. The sportswear goliath only made three copies of the carryall, which…

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Greenpeace "Red Cards" Adidas, Nike for Toxic World Cup Merchandise

Greenpeace is calling foul on Adidas, Nike, and Puma ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In the first study to hone in on football kits, the environmental nonprofit uncovered high levels…

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Knee Pad Uses Heat Generated From Exercise to Sooth Post-Workout Aches

Ming Chuan University has come up with a self-sustaining knee pad for exercise, that converts your hard work into soothing heat post-work out. A winner of the Red Dot Award, the Energy…

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