Runners get through a lot of gear. When you’re working your way through so much stuff, you want to be sure that it is coming from the right sources. In this post we’ll have a look at three of the most ethical and sustainable running brands to help you make the right choices.
3 ethical and sustainable running brands
1. Kusaga Athletic
Kusaga Athletic have created what they have termed ‘the world’s greenest tee’. They create this T-shirt using Ecolite – a blend of natural fibres that are biodegradable, sustainable and compostable. This tee will never end up in the landfill because it is 100% recyclable. They also use less water in the process of creating the T-shirt; in fact, it uses less than 1% of the water needed to make other T-shirts. It takes approximately 2,700 litres of water to make an average cotton t-shirt, so this new t-shirt from Kusage Athletic is groundbreaking in the way that its production helps to conserve this extremely valuable natural resource. They also have an amazing range of ethical and sustainable running gear, using similar principles to those of the green tee. Let’s hope that others follow suit so that in the future we can enjoy totally green clothing.
2. JD Sports
JD Sports are really leading the way when it comes to the fight against modern slavery. With as many as 20.9 million people being directly affected by modern slavery every day, this really is a cause that we need to get behind. JD Sports are tackling this issue by following a code of conduct that ensures that there aren’t any products sold in their stores that have been tarnished by the practice of modern slavery in any way. They vigorously monitor their supply chain to ensure that all products are slavery-free. Not funding the practice might just be key to eradicating it.
3. Newton Running
Newton Running is passionate about creating shoes for runners that help them achieve their goals whilst also being sustainable. They use synthetic man-made material in the production of their shoes, ensuring that no animal products are used. They also use 100% recycled materials in their packaging. They are actively seeking to reduce their carbon footprint and to leave the world a better place than when they found it. They also actively support local communities, helping students to develop a passion for running by offering them access to shoes and coaches.
By Aaron King