Irish athleisure brand Gym+Coffee has collaborated with the Portuguese Valérius Hub to make a limited-edition sustainable collection.
This capsule collection invoke innovation in design with recyclable fabric composition, fashioned using the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), the major cotton sustainability program in the world, which guarantees that the fibre is grown in a way that protects and restores the environment while also improving farmers’ livelihoods.
The Better Cotton was then combined with recycled polyamide which is certified to the Global Recycling Standards.
As well as ensuring sustainably sourced materials, Gym+Coffee also opted for a manufacturer “closer to home” and partnered with the Valérius Hub located in Portugal. The manufacturer is known for reducing its impact on the environment with initiatives such as textile waste recycling, electricity generation from renewable energy sources and chemical-free processes across its supply chain.
Gym+Coffee co-founder Diarmuid McSweeney said, “We are excited to have worked with the industry innovators Valérius to bring these designs to life and look forward to working more closely with them in the future.”
“From recycled wood fittings in stores to our partnership with One Tree Planted, to fully compostable packaging, we are committed to contributing positively to the planet in all areas of the business. Our short-term goal for the end of 2021, is to have a minimum of 30 percent of our entire range be sustainably made or made from recycled materials.”
The Kinetic Capsule is made up of three items, a men’s and women’s hoodie and a women’s half-zip, and has been designed to combine sustainability with performance.