Did you know that with every purchase at Outfyt you contribute to cleaning the seas?
For every sustainable activewear you purchase from Outfyt, we donate to clearing the ocean of plastic waste. We love that we have the opportunity to do something so important together with you, saving the sea one Outfyt at the time!
Sustainable Activewear - What About Ocean Waste
Every year 300 million tonnes of plastic is produced, this is equivalent to the weight of the entire human population.
It is estimated that there are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic waste in our oceans. Each year this figure grows by at least another 8 million tons. If this trend continues, we will have more plastics in the sea than fish by 2050. The waste that we can see floating on the ocean surface amounts to 15% of the total waste while another 15% ends up on beaches. The remaining 70% of waste is under the water surface sinking into the oceans ecosystem.
"Think Blue and Go Green"
Discover Sustainable Activewear
We only use sustainable fabrics in our production and we believe in producing high quality, timeless pieces that are well constructed and built to last for years, not months.
Our sustainable activewear is made from ECONYL® Regenerated Nylon as well as discarded consumer PET bottles. The Regenerated Nylon is made by recovering nylon waste, such as fishing nets from the oceans and aquaculture.
All our fabrics are certified; standard 100 by OEKO-TEX®
It is one of the world's best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. It stands for customer confidence and high product safety.
You can be certain that this textile has been tested for harmful substances and that the article therefore is harmless in human ecological terms.
Find out more about the STANDARD 100 certification here
Our sustainable activewear is made in small batches and not mass produced. By doing this we increase quality and eliminate excess production and waste.
Ocean Waste Contribute to Global Warming
When the ocean is polluted, its currents can't distribute heat across the globe in the way a healthy ocean would by helping to regulate temperature and weather, reducing climate change impacts produced by humans. The plastic debris take centuries to break down, continuously shedding microplastics that enter the ecosystem ending up in our food chain.
From Waste to Sustainable Activewear
While the EU recently implemented a ban on single use plastic, there is much more the world leaders could be doing to stop us from drowning in plastic waste. Single individuals and companies must take their responsibility and contribute with wiser decisions too. On a positive note more companies and non profit organisations are doing their part to clean the ocean and reuse plastic waste. Healthy Seas is a good example of a non profit organisation that is dedicated to clean the ocean of abandoned fishing nets which both trap marine wildlife and shed microplastics. During diving season, divers will volunteer their time to retrieve fishing nets from the ocean that can be as big as a football field. This is a difficult and time consuming process.
Apart from producing sustainable activewear we make sure that all single-use plastics have been removed from our supply chain. Our garments are packaged in biodegradable and compostable cassava bags. We have removed the garment label by printing the details directly onto the textile and our hang tags are printed on FSC certified afforested paper with soy-ink.
Let's save the ocean together!