Running is a great way to stay fit, enjoy nature, and reduce stress. But did you know that your choice of running shorts can also have an impact on the environment and the people who make them?
In this blog post, we’ll show you how Myles Switchback Shorts can make you a more ethical and eco-friendly runner.
These shorts are made from recycled polyester, organic cotton, and spandex, which means they use less water, energy, and chemicals than conventional fabrics.
Switchback shorts are a type of running shorts that are designed to be versatile, comfortable, and durable.
They are made of lightweight, breathable, and stretchy fabric that wicks away sweat and dries quickly.
They have a built-in brief liner, a soft airflow waistband, mesh hand pockets, a secure side media pocket, and a subtle reflective trim.
They also have a 6-inch inseam and a stylish cut that makes them suitable for both running and casual wear.
Switchback shorts are ethical because they are made by companies that care about the social and labor conditions of their workers.
For example, Myles Switchback short is produced by Myles Apparel, a California-based company that partners with factories that follow fair trade practices, pay living wages, provide safe working environments, and support local communities.
Myles Apparel also donates 1% of its sales to environmental causes through 1% for the Planet.
Switchback shorts are eco-friendly because they are made of recycled or organic materials that reduce waste, water consumption, energy use, and greenhouse gas emissions.
For example, Myles switchback short is made of Toray® 100% recycled nylon fabric that is sourced from post-consumer plastic bottles.
This fabric is also treated with a durable water-repellent finish that is free of harmful chemicals like PFCs.
Switchback shorts are also designed to last longer than conventional running shorts, which means less need for replacement and less contribution to landfills.
How can you make the most of your switchback shorts?
Switchback shorts are already ethical and eco-friendly by themselves, but you can make them even more so by following some simple tips:
- Wash them less frequently and use cold water and mild detergent to save water and energy.
- Hang them to dry instead of using a dryer to prevent shrinkage and extend their lifespan.
- Repair them if they get damaged instead of throwing them away to reduce waste.
- Recycle them if they are beyond repair or donate them to someone who needs them to give them a second life.
- Mix and match them with other ethical and eco-friendly clothing items to create a sustainable wardrobe.