today i have a fitness-related post i have wanted to write for a long time.
if you have been reading for a while, you know that blake & i work really, really hard to ONLY support companies that are doing great things, making the planet better & treating ALL of their employees fair.
a few months back, i went through all of my [cute] workout clothes & realized that EVERYTHING was made in china, malaysia or india.
more than likely, my clothes were made by underage kids OR young women who are NOT getting lunch breaks, accruing vacation time or being treated well in a dingy factory. chances are, they are being forced to use old, out-of-date equipment, work long, long hours & aren't protected from poor wages & mistreatment.
[factories that manufacture clothes for places like athleta, target, walmart & old navy arent forced to publicly share their information//work sites, but a quick search on labor & workers rights and wages in middle eastern // asian countries will break your heart]
i want to share a list of companies that ARE treating their workers well & paying a fair wage.
[because lets be honest, will you really be able to sleep at night knowing that your sports bra was made by a girl that cant afford to go to school?]
[every person on this planet deserves a live-able wage & to be treated with respect!]
here we go :
1) WSI sports // they carry a full line of men & women's athletic wear ; from running tights to base ball gear to moisture-wicking long underwear for the never-ending winter.
everything is made here in the US & they are based here in minneapolis!
running compression tights here
i have the tank pictured below & i really enjoy it. its light, breathable & affordable.
leo tank here
momentum long sleeve t here
sabrina singlette tank here
the uptown skirted legging here
i have the top featured below. the top is pretty low-cut, but i like it overall. it will be best for a biking // running top when the summer hits.
the vixen here
so, thats that!
what do you think? any companies i didnt mention?
where do you buy your clothes?
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