16 Aug '11, 3pm

Eco-sportswear: what to wear and how to buy it

Eco-sportswear: what to wear and how to buy it

There are also numerous brands out that make eco-friendly alternatives to general sportswear and where better to start than the sporty skin-tight baselayer? Designed to boost sweat evaporation when you’re too hot and insulate the body when you are too cold baselayers are multi-purpose sports kit that come in handy all year round. But, once more, manufacturing the synthetic spandex and polyester fibres in these garments is environmentally damaging. BAM has the solution, with its zip neck baselayer (£45, www.bambooclothing.co.uk ) that ticks all the performance boxes and is made from bamboo that’s 100 per cent sustainable and pesticide free. They also provide matching leggings for those times when you need the complete look. For general purpose training tops and bottoms there are plenty of brands to choose from, but for something truly innovative, take a look at Singtex (www...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/green_green_living/clothing/1...

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