eco-sports

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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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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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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Reebok's "CheckLight" Device Alerts Athletes to Severity of Head Impacts

A growing body of research is revealing that head impacts during sports can cause major trauma and damage. Wearing a helmet is critical, but hits to the noggin, even smallish ones, can…

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Two-Thirds of a Running Shoe's Carbon Footprint Comes From Manufacturing

Photo by Shutterstock Your running shoes may be leaving a heavier footprint on the planet than you imagined, according to a study published in the April 2013 issue of the Journal of…

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New Biomimetic Fiber, Inspired by Pine Cones, Keeps You Dryer, Longer

Photo by Shutterstock A new textile developed in the UK can make your workout a little less sweaty. Called Inotek, the process amps up textiles’ ability to absorb sweat, in effect…

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Patagonia Unveils World's First Renewable, Plant-Based Wetsuit

Did you ever think you’d be wearing plants while hanging ten? Outdoor adventurist brand Patagonia has been making strides with their experimentation with eco-friendly wetsuits.…

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Speedo's Fastskin3 Swimsuit Turns Olympic Athletes Into Barracudas

Photo by Shutterstock FISHY TALE Swimwear manufacturers have long looked to the sea for inspiration. Speedo’s original Fastskin design, which debuted at the Sydney Olympics in…

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