The role of eco-friendly sportswear for the next decade and beyond

The role of eco-friendly sportswear for the next decade and beyond

Our environment - Why should we care more?

Everything we do every day detracts from or contributes to the environment. Adults (and some younger generations) unaware of how climate change and global warming threaten our lives have their heads in the sand or live under a rock. Rampaging fires in Australia and California every dry season is one reminder. Category four and five hurricanes and a ramp-up in flooding are two other inescapable disruptions on millions of people who never gave it a thought a few years ago.


The list goes on:

  • Frequent oil spills
  • Melting icebergs
  • Carbon emissions
  • A plastic pile-up on the sea beds.
  • Failing crops in vast geographic belts.
  • Animals are going extinct at a rapid rate.


It all boils down to unprecedented water, air, plant, and food source contamination. Misdirected human activity, universally in its use of machines, autos, and factories, is the root cause. Humanity is feeling the effects and must find a comprehensive solution. Governments and municipalities urge us to recycle, use alternative energy - shift our thinking to kick destructive habits to the curb. In other words, do we want to be environmental contributors or someone adding to the problem?


As a community into triathlons, protecting the environment should be front and center of our thinking. Presumably, aerobic triarhlon training is a vital aspect of your lifestyle. Your sustainable performance and health depend on clean air and water, and unpolluted nutrients. So in this article, we are connecting the wetsuits you select to merge with crucial environmental thinking and a greener, brighter future.


Why Eco-friendly sport gear?

Recycled and sustainable materials in your swimming, cycling and running gear make a significant difference to two things:

  • The environment.
  • Your training.


Triathlon equipment/gear providers that manufacture green biodegradable compounds and fabrics from converted plastic bottles and fabric scraps deserve consumer priority. Why? Because every item coming off the production line through this process reduces the pollution threat one way or another. Think of it this way - they are crucial pieces in an integrative solution toward saving our landfills, air purity, and the water we drink and swim in. In addition, apparel that's easily washable in cold water and conducive to line-drying saves on energy. Therefore, it means less coal usage and streaming emissions that destroy the ozone layer. These are critical changes instrumental in eventually reversing global warming and its disruptive carryover.   


Let us get one massive misconception out of the way:

Training and competing in apparel and using recycled equipment does not impair athletic performance. On the contrary, technological advancement in modern times converges on developing industry-best quality from the bits and pieces we discard every day. Indeed, big names in the sports arena are putting their brand images entirely behind green thought leadership, promoting it as an advantage - not a drawback. For example:


  • Traditional petroleum-based rubber versus limestone neoprene is like comparing chalk to cheese. The latter option is eco-friendly, biodegradable, and therefore recyclable. When it is next to your skin, you can rest assured that it is anti-allergic, non-toxic - as close to nature as you can ever get. Limestone is a mineral straight from the earth formed naturally over eighty million years.
  • So, you have a choice when buying your next high-performance wetsuit. Honestly, it is a no-brainer. Now Sumarpo is at the cutting edge of the green movement in sports. This month, they introduce the world's first 100% eco-friendly wetsuit that checks every eco-friendly box you can imagine. Easy to get on and take off without unnecessary loss of time; easy to discard after years of use without worrying about damaging the environment.


More about the Sumarpo Wetsuit

The performance-conscious athlete knows that in a race, every second counts. So whether it is on the bike, thrashing through the waves, or pounding the roads, your gear and equipment are front and center in the mix. Moreover, do not forget the changes in between. It is all very well being environmentally conscious. However, that is a hard pill to swallow if it means sacrificing all the sweat and tears to only reach for second-best.


Sumarpo understands the athlete's experience from end to end. So, as implied above, its first-to-market biodegradable wetsuit model stands head-and-shoulders above the competition when it comes to buoyancy, flexibility, and comfort during training and competition. It will feel like your second skin from the moment it hits the water until you peel it off. Furthermore, its dermis-protection qualities, as mentioned above, are sustainable and proven.


Coming first in the race to save the planet and achieve your PB is easy. Slip-on the Sumarpo wetsuit to fundamentally insert yourself as a prominent player in environmental preservation while enjoying athletic technology at its finest.


A final word

It does not end there. Environmental thought leadership is a mindset for the future, and Sumarpo fully intends to be part of it. The brand will continue developing fabrics that simultaneously put your competitors in the rearview mirror and a clean, eco-friendly landscape in front of us. Research and development on the green platform are relatively in their early stages. Nevertheless, we expect more from this innovative company in its quest to keep athletes exerting energy with all the assistance that new age, sustainable materials can offer. So watch this space for more.