UNRUN IS ON A MISSION TO CREATE ACTIVEWEAR MADE FOR THE HIGHEST PERFORMANCE, WITH THE SMALLEST IMPACT ON THE PLANET. WORKING IN A SUSTAINABLE WAY ALSO MEANS LOOKING AT OUR DAILY HABITS.
Washing our clothes for example. Our UNRUN pieces are designed to get you through the day with ease, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't wash them. However with every wash, inevitably tiny plastic fibers from our clothing find their way from washing machines into wastewater and oceans.
The GUPPYFRIEND Washing Bag traps plastic fibers in the bag while your favourite activewear piece is being properly washed. The washing bag also reduces fibre breakage and protects your activewear from wear and tear.
With GUPPYFRIEND we found the perfect partner to offer a solution.
Caring for your clothes is the first step to a sustainable wardrobe. Not only does it reduce our carbon footprint, it allows you to cherish your favourite pieces for a long time. Here are some good habits to make your activewear last:
USE A WASHING BAG.
Instead of having your activewear and delicate apparel rip in the washing machine, invest in a washing bag that will help prevent this.
BUY QUALITY PIECES.
As well as being better for the planet and people, higher quality pieces will often last longer due to better materials. You’ll value them a lot more, and they will last you longer.
ALWAYS WASH YOUR ACTIVEWEAR IN COLD WATER ON GENTLE CYCLE.
Hot water and too much friction during washing damages the fibers of your activewear. Heat is also known for breaking down the elasticity in garments, causing unwanted stretching.
AVOID FABRIC SOFTENERS.
They coat fibers with a thin film, therefore locking in bacteria, and odor. Fabric softeners also break down stretchy elastic fibers.
LET YOUR ACTIVEWEAR AIR-DRY.
The heat and friction of tumble drying damages the elastics in your activewear. No one likes a slouchy legging!
WASH DARK PIECES INSIDE OUT.
The ultimate tip if you’re someone like us, who loves an all-black outfit. To avoid all your favourite dark garments from fading, wash them inside out.
Enjoy your UNRUN pieces a little longer and show some love to our planet!