The Conscious Runner

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  • Partners in Crime: Plastic and the Sports Industry

    Very large sports brands have been selling synthetic fibre textiles for around half a century now. The majority of them have seen great success in sales, growth, and innovation. Customers are clearly satisfied with the products. These large brands buy their fabrics from specialized suppliers or even make them on their own. Whenever the purchasing staff of those brands is visiting trade shows and conventions for fabric, they are the most welcome visitors at the booths of their suppliers - for a reason. Now imagine, a small unknown brand (like us) comes to their booth asking for a certain fabric blend without any synthetic fibres for sports use for the purpose of avoiding the creation of more microplastic pollution. We’ve been to a few fabric and textile trade shows, our experiences var...
  • 21 Creative Ways to Run - from Color Running to Yoga Running

    Running is not running. Over the years the running community has come up with creative ways to follow their passion. Combining it with other sportive elements or entering extremes. In this blog post we are presenting 21 different running styles. Try out something new in your next workout!
  • 3 Compelling Reasons Why You Will Feel Better Without Synthetic Sportswear

      You’re an active person. Exercise makes you feel good, it's good for you, and it's fun. Almost all of us wear dedicated fitness gear when being active. It’s supposed to improve your performance, make you look great, and keep you comfortable. Unfortunately, almost all of our sports gear we wear is made of 100% plastic based fabrics. This includes Polyester, Nylon, Polypropylene, Elasthan, and more. We use plastic based fabrics because they wick away sweat quickly as we begin to perspire, and can be easily shaped into whatever form we need.  However, when we look a little closer, we begin to see a lot of flaws in synthetic plastic fabrics. Here are three of those flaws:   1. The Microplastic Problem Harming the environment isn’t the first thing we think of when being active or playing...