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Girlfriend Collective
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Meet Girlfriend Collective. The transparent, planet-friendly company constructs its leggings, bike shorts, sports bras and other activewear styles from a fabric made from recycled water bottles. Even better, Girlfriend Collective doesn't sacrifice style for substance.

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Planet
Recycled Material Packaging 1
People & Animals
Ethically Made SA 8000 STANDARD 2
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Your Health
Non-Toxic OEKO-TEX 2
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Story:

When we started Girlfriend Collective our first goal was to be as transparent as possible. So many companies tout transparency but only offer flashy headlines instead of substance. We chose every part of our process, from our raw materials to our facilities to our partners, with care. We also discovered quickly that high end fit and feel is not a matter of cost, it’s a matter of time. We take the time to make sure every single one of our designs is so beautiful that you won’t cycle through it the next time you look through your closet. Beyond that, we wanted to find a community of people who cared about where their clothes come from as much as how they look.

Mission:

We believe good things come to those who don't waste. We believe in ethical manufacturing and recycled materials. Because old water bottles and fishing nets look better on you than they do clogging landfills and polluting oceans. We believe health and wellness come in many shapes and sizes, and that representation matters. We believe in being transparent, taking care of the people who make your clothes, and never putting our bottom line before what’s best for the planet. We're Girlfriend Collective, and we're glad you're here.

Sustainability:

We're like the earth's number one fan, so being eco-friendly is at the top of our priorities, as is giving you as much information as possible. Here’s a breakdown of each of our products and how it stacks up. Packaging: Our packaging is 100% recycled and recyclable, so don’t throw it away! Compressive Leggings + Bras: Made from 79% recycled polyester (or RPET) and 21% spandex, our leggings are made from 25 recycled post-consumer bottles and our bras are made from 11. LITE Leggings: Made from recycled fishing nets and other waste using ECONYL® yarn, our LITE fabric is made up of 83% recycled nylon and 17% spandex. Cupro: Our tees and tanks are 100% cupro, a delicate fiber made from waste the cotton industry leaves behind. Our yarn is made in a zero-waste, zero-emission facility in Japan, then constructed at our SA8000-certified factory in Hanoi. Reusable Pouch: Our reusable pouch is made with the same RPET as our bras and leggings. So not only is it reusable and adorable, it’s just as good for the earth as the rest of our line. We want to be as transparent as possible, so we're happy to share our certifications with you. Our factory is SA8000 certified, which you can read about here, and view our certification here. This certification promises that our operation adheres to those super strict regulations that keep factory employees well-paid, safe, and living healthy lives. Our recycled fabric is certified Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex, the world’s leader in testing fabrics to regulate harmful substances. They make sure every fabric’s origin and contents are totally up front, so you know exactly what you’re putting on your body. See our certifications here. Our fabric is dyed with eco-friendly dyes and the wastewater is carefully cleaned and cooled before it is released. (We even donate the dye mud to a local pavement facility where it’s recycled into sidewalks and roads.) The unique dyeing process can result in some irregularities in color, which are not considered damages. Please note colors may run at first, so we recommend washing your new leggings separately or with similar colors just in case.