Organic vs. Synthetic Fabrics
The Green Apple Difference
What you put on your body is just as important as what you put into it. This is particularly true when you are wearing it for physical activity. Most types of athletic gear are made from synthetic petroleum by-products like polyester and Supplex nylon (plastic derivatives). These synthetic fibers are known hormone and thyroid disrupters, and they are also not biodegradable. This means that they can cause serious harm to living organisms and to our planet.
It's a scientific fact that the chemicals in the fabrics you wear penetrate into your skin and are absorbed by your body when you sweat. Synthetic fibers made from petroleum by-products have been linked to numerous health problems. In addition to their negative impact on the environment, these type of textiles are found in our oceans, landfills, and the digestive tracts of living creatures throughout our environment and do not biodegrade for hundreds of years, leaving behind harmful residues and effects to all living organisms. Unfortunately, most people are unaware of the chemical side-effects (hormone disruptors and thyroid problems) of the apparel they wear. Especially for athletes who wear form fitting apparel; when they perspire, it opens up their pores and allows these chemicals to enter their bloodstream.
Why Choose Bamboo?
Bamboo has been our material of choice for all our clothing fabrics because of its many benefits. But the primary reason we have chosen it is because of its organic nature, which benefits both the environment and the people who wear it. Because bamboo has such fine fibers, it is soft, smooth, and completely comfortable on the skin’s surface. This is what makes it such a great fabric choice for activewear, where comfort is of the utmost importance. Bamboo fabric is also an excellent moisture absorbing material, which means it will help keep you dry during your workouts.
Bamboo fabric is also hypoallergenic which makes it perfect for women with sensitive skin. It also has antibacterial properties that prevent odor build-up, particularly when you stash them inside your gym bags after workouts.
Green Apple Eco Standard
Here at Green Apple Active, we believe in being eco-friendly, sustainable, vegan, and biodegradable by utilizing natural plant-based materials in our apparel. We are passionate about health and about the state of our planet. We utilize only the highest quality Certified Organically Grown Bamboo and natural, organic cotton in our apparel. We employ only the highest standards of eco-technology in our apparel manufacturing for the cleanest and most eco-friendly methods possible. We are always striving to create a better, more exciting, and more environmentally-sound product at a better price. We are 100% committed to coming up with new and innovative ideas to give our customers more options for their healthy lifestyle.
We invite you to experience the unmatched luxury of our buttery soft, ultra cozy, active lifestyle apparel and see the difference for yourself. Once you feel the natural breathability and comfort of our luxury eco-fabrics, you will never go back to synthetics! Your body and the planet will thank you for it!
Learn more about our cause at https://student.societyforscience.org/article/cleaning-clothes-dirties-oceans