green 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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"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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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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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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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 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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Nike Unveils Waste-Reducing "Magista" Knitted Football Boot

GAME ON The shoe also marks the first time Nike engineered its virtually seamless “Flyknit” technology for football. Four years in the making, the Magista takes into account…

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FIRST LOOK: Ralph Lauren's American-Made Team U.S.A. Winter Olympic Uniforms

DOMESTIC PRIDE Because 97 percent of apparel sold in the United States is currently produced overseas, Ralph Lauren sourced more than 40 domestic vendors, from yarn spinners in…

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Nike Lights Up U.S. Open With Reflective Tennis Jackets, Sneakers

Justin Timberlake isn’t the only party calling dibs on the hours after sundown. Nike Tennis has created a series of reflective gear designed to dominate the night games at the…

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Nike's "Free Flyknit" Sock-Sneaker Hybrid Offers Barefoot-Like Flexibility

Talk about hybrid vigor. Part shoe, part sock, Nike’s new “Free Flyknit” sneaker combines twin technologies to create a one-two punch of flexibility and stability. The…

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Veleco is the World's First Fair-Trade, Eco-Friendly Cyclewear Company

Avid cyclists deserve sustainable and stylish gear too, and the two designers behind Veleco hope to launch their eco-friendly line soon. The Fair Trade and sweatshop free line of…

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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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Buy One of Activyst's L.A.-Made Gym Bags, Help a Girl Play Sports

GIRL POWER But evidence abounds that sports participation reaps benefits beyond improving one’s fitness. Studies consistently demonstrate, for instance, that a girl who plays…

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Nike Debuts First Football Cleat Built Using 3D-Printing Technology

Nike made history on Sunday when it debuted the first-ever football cleat built using rapid-prototyping technology. Weighing no more than 5.6 ounces, the “Vapor Laser Talon”…

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