As active, outdoorsy women, it just doesn’t feel right to wear activewear that has a negative impact on the environment and suppresses female garment workers. That’s why we’re committed to designing activewear that has a positive impact and helps to protect the wild places we love and the women who make our activewear.
All of our garments are ethically sewn in Vancouver, BC, Canada in a female-owned garment factory where the employees earn fair wages. The material is derived from certified post-consumer recycled plastic bottles and is printed locally via an eco friendly process in a female-owned print shop. While the majority of brands fail to consider what happens to their fabric scraps (so they end up in the dumpster) ours are are responsibly recycled with FABcycle.
Environmental and Social Initiatives
As a member of 1% For The Planet, we’re committed to donating 1% of our total revenue (not just profit) to environmental initiatives. We achieve this by planting a tree per order with One Tree Planted, wherever it’s needed most, to help with reforestation and biodiversity. One mature tree will sequester approximately 20-48lbs of CO2 per year. That is up to 10x more CO2 per year than is created making one pair of our leggings! It’s also important we support projects in direct correlation to our supply chain and shipping, which is why we purchase carbon offset credits via Greenstory, equivalent to the total emissions created producing our activewear, for projects in China, where the textile mill is located, and the US, where many of our orders ship to. The projects we support include renewable wind turbine energy, forest protection and solar panel cook stoves for developing communities. We then make a donation to Girl In The Wild, because what could be more important to the sustainability of our initiatives than helping to ensure future generations of active, outdoorsy women grow up with the leadership skills and confidence to empower other women and protect the environment?
To wrap it all up, you have two eco-friendly packaging options to choose from at checkout; a recyclable gift-box with helpful care information for new customers printed inside, and when you’re ready to shop with us again, a plant-derived compostable mailer to minimize packaging waste.