Organic cotton sportswear vs synthetic sportswear

How to find natural cotton sports clothing online

Our opinion is that most people buy their workout wear dependent on what is available in the sport store, including web clothing stores and online sportswear shops. The current sportswear fashion is decided by the big sport chain brands and most likely not by you. If you search for sustainable sportswear you will find none of the bigger brands on page  one of Google. Out of curiosity we clicked on the highest ranked company and searched for “organic” on their page. The result surprised us “No results found”.

Do you even sell organic sportswear?

We also changed the search to “organic sportswear” and the result was the same. How can the highest ranked company for “organic sportswear” not have any organic sportswear? It amazed us a bit. The two keywords, “organic” and “sustainable” will take the searchers, customers, to a site which doesn’t provide what they search for. No, we did not click on any ad. Many of the sponsored ads can be misleading and not provide accurate results either.

The pros and cons of organic cotton vs synthetic apparel as sportswear

Synthetic fabric facts:

DisadvantageBenefits
Not sustainableBreath well
Smells terrible after useCreates a dry feeling
Not good for the planet
May cause allergies and eczema
Chafe & blisters
Non-renewable resources
Massive energy to produce

Organic cotton facts:

DisadvantageBenefits
Gets wet by sweating a lotComfortable & soft
Sustainable
Smells good & stay fresher
Less impact on the planet
Low risk of allergy
Contributes to a balanced ecosystem
A “healthy” product
Traceable
Certified and controlled
Vegan friendly

The conclusion about organic vs synthetic sportswear

You actually will find synthetic and antibacterial fabric that may cause allergy, not to mention how it affects the planet, if you follow your searches. With this in mind, my conclusion is to wear organic fabric as often you can if your exercise is not highly intensive. For high intensity you can choose other materials. You also don’t sweat the same all over your body. Choose shorts and t-shirts depending on how much you sweat.

Example of low-intensity sports:

    • Yoga
    • Golf
    • Skateboard
    • Tai-Chi

Personally, I use organic cotton clothing for all sports, both low and high-intensity . I like it! The choice is yours!

Read more about the processes in organic cotton and why we at B-LIGHT use it to manufacture our high quality organic sportswear.

 

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