Looks like technical training clothing is changing for the better. A company in the US - Green-Layer clothing - is designing and selling performance and technical gear - so far mainly for running (but watch this space, there may be some cycling and tri kit at some point...) made from renewable sources. All clothing contains at least 50% renewable fabric content, whether recycled polyester, soy-based, organic cotton or bamboo. And it looks good! Check them out! Start replacing your lycra/polyester running kit today...
"There are 5 layers of skin and our apparel acts as the natural 6th layer. It blocks us from rain, wind, sun, cold, and abrasions. This final layer must act naturally like your skin, like your own body. It must be functional, comfortable, flexible, and allow the athlete to focus on their sport, not what they are wearing. The added benefit to our apparel is that it feels technical enough to train for a marathon, yet comfortable enough to wear around town on the weekends. Peak performance fabric and inspiring designs, all with at least 50% renewable fabric content.
Greenlayer delivers a unique blend of athletic apparel and lifestyle product. What makes our apparel unique is the content of the apparel that is made of organic and environmentally friendly fabrics. Any amount of non-eco friendly fabric removed from a garment helps save the environment and our planet's natural resources. We strive to maximize eco-friendly material usage in all of our apparel and donate a percentage of our gross margin sales to environmental causes.
We have a full product range of base layers, outerwear, and accessories that race directors, screen printers, corporate clients, and retail accounts can purchase. Already have a merchandising team? We can help you source. Please contact us for more details. Our products are made from a variety of standard performance fabrics to eco-friendly fabrics, such as Bamboo, Bamboo Carbon, CoCoNa, Polyester Repreve, and Organic Cotton.
Color. Innovative Fabrics. Affordable prices. Sustainable materials. Design."