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Koral

Luxe Performance Style with a Sustainabilty Focus

Fashion-forward women’s activewear brand Koral uses the phrase “designed to perform” as a core theme in its latest spring drop. Garments are made with antimicrobial, ultra-breathable fabrics and boast unique shades and textures designed to “accentuate and celebrate the female form,” according to the brand. Additionally, the Koral team says it is committed to reducing fast fashion waste, bringing long-lasting, sustainably crafted designs to market. Koral’s Netz, Seamless, high-performance compression, and ribbed Lycra fabrics are constructed from recycled yarn.

Fila

Court Style with On-Trend Vibes

Fila has partnered with Christopher Bevans as a guest designer and creative collaborator on its new spring tennis line, the Bevans Park Collection. The second design collaboration between Fila and Bevans, this apparel line builds on the launch of the brand’s tennis-inspired Fila Renno x Bevans footwear released last September.

Bevans, known for his design work with streetwear and athletic brands, as well as for dressing top athletes and celebrities, is a longtime tennis fan and tennis player. In this partnership, the aim is to merge Fila and Bevans’ similar design aesthetic of creating activewear for optimum performance while maintaining classic and on-trend silhouettes.

The line is described as featuring “hues that would be vibrant in the desert sun.” The garments have a nature-inspired palette, eclectic prints and high performance fabrics. In a palette of white, navy, green, pink, teal and hints of orange, the collection features geometric patterns and sonic wave designs, which are meant to highlight the expression of energy as it relates to a player’s game.

“As someone who plays the game myself, I know that designing for optimum performance is the priority,” says Bevans. “I wanted to create pieces that would enhance and not impede on the game, while at the same time, share my creative point of view and bring a unique new style and energy to the court.”

The 42-piece collection features a range of silhouettes including tennis dresses, tanks, skorts, shorts, a long sleeve tee, a jacket, and pants. The Bevans Park Collection ranges from $60 - $100.

Puma

Yoga Style with Eco Elements

The newest yoga collection from Puma, called Exhale, is an eco-conscious line designed in collaboration with model and actress Cara Delevingne. All bras, tights and layering  pieces in the line are made from  at  least 20%  recycled materials. Standouts in the line include the Exhale Crop Top, a layering piece made  from recycled heathered  cotton  spandex and  featuring 87% recycled polyester power mesh cap sleeves. The top’s design also focuses on feminine details such as a ballet-inspired scoop back. Another standout is the Low Impact Exhale Bra, which features recycled heathered cotton  spandex and  adjustable straps. And the line’s Exhale Full Tight has a contoured high waistband (with a pocket) and features recycled heathered cotton  spandex material.

Anita

Supportive Style & Merino Wool in a Sports Bra

A quality sports bra is a must-have for active women. This one is a standout. The PanAlp Wool Sports Bra #5555 from Anita, available in sizes A-G, 32-42, is made with high-quality sustainable Merino Wool in the inner cup, back and straps while the outer cup is made of ultralight mesh fabric. Merino Wool is a soft, breathable and temperature regulating material that is cooling in the summer and warming in the winter, making it an unexpected yet extremely functional fabric for Sports Bras. The bra retails for $85 and is in stock now from Anita.

Gore-Tex

Mountain Style with a Rental Twist

Hardgoods rentals in the ski and snowsports world have been the normal course of business for decades. Can apparel rental in the performance space take off as well? Gore-Tex thinks so.

The “Outerwear On Demand” garment rental program for winter snowsports currently offers access to Gore-Tex branded snowsports apparel via rental at 15 different resort and retail locations throughout North America. The program is planned to grow to additional locations in coming seasons.

Each item in the Outerwear on Demand collection is an exclusive Gore-Tex garment. The target market includes both experienced and beginner snowsports participants. Occasional skiers and snowboarders may not yet be ready to invest in their own gear, and would seek to rent performance apparel. And experienced users may be looking to try something new, particularly if they are traveling light.

Gore-Tex also sees upside for the environmentally conscious consumer who might prefer “usership” to “ownership.”

“We’ve set out to create a very technical, very durable line of clothing that will stand up to frequent use and cleaning, providing consumers the Gore-Tex Product Experience and a convenient alternative to purchasing when it comes to outfitting themselves for winter adventure,” says Chris Brennan, product specialist - innovation, fabrics division, Gore.

Each mix-and-match top and bottom is made with Gore-Tex fabric and includes details such as adaptable fit features, integrated snow barriers and ventilation elements, Primaloft Silver insulation, patented Cohaesive Drawcord System, RECCO reflectors, and more.

Following a rental, each garment will undergo a multi-point inspection process, after which it will be cleaned locally to lessen the carbon footprint of shipping, then repackaged for next use. Consumers can rent online or in-person and pick up at any of the 15 participating locations — these currently include resorts and retailers in Wyoming, Utah, Colorado and Whistler, BC.

Adidas /Spinnova

Sustainable Style Collaboration

Eight months after Adidas announced its partnership with Finnish textile material company Spinnova, the brand has unveiled its first product made in part with Spinnova fibers. A mid-layer for hikers, the Adidas Terrex HS1 is composed of a minimum of 25% wood-based fibers and 75% organic cotton.

The collab makes sense as part of Adidas’ commitment to helping end plastic waste via a three-loop strategy that consists of using recycled materials, materials that can be remade into entirely new products, and products created in part with natural ingredients. By 2025, Adidas says that nine out of 10 Adidas articles will carry a more sustainable technology, material, design, or method of manufacturing.

“Progress is about learning and constantly moving forward — and for Adidas this also means partnering to innovate in new areas,” says Carla Murphy, GM of the Adidas outdoor brand Adidas Terrex. “At Terrex, we are on a journey to drive greater sustainability of our technical apparel and we’re constantly looking to find new ways to help end plastic waste. Working with Spinnova is another step on this journey.”

The first product to emerge from this partnership, the Adidas Terrex HS1 is a multi-functional, unisex mid-layer designed to work on the trails — and it also rolls up into its hood for easy storage or to create a pillow on longer adventures. Made in part with Spinnova technology, a minimum of 25% of the fabric in garment comes from wood-based fibers that are mechanically grinded to avoid the use of harmful chemicals. Working with the material’s natural color and without using any dying or bleaching chemicals, it also uses less water than the standard dyeing process.

A limited number of the the Adidas Terrex HS1 midlayer will be available on the brand’s website and at select retailers beginning in July.

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