I couldn't open a store without a sustainable activewear brand for you. Girlfriend Collective is built on transparency and size inclusivity. Materials that make the compressive leggings and bras we carry at Slowly Slowly are 100% recycled.
It all starts with 100% post-consumer water bottles that have their labels removed, are crushed into billions of miniscule chips, and then washed until they’re sparkling clean.
After a bunch of science stuff with names like “polymerization,” you get a soft, recycled yarn that eliminates the need for petroleum and diverts water bottles from landfills at the same time.
All of their textiles are made in a facility in Taiwan that specializes in eco-friendly and high-quality textiles, then cut-and-sewn in one of our partner facilities carefully chosen for their values and ethics. Girlfriend's core factory is a magical place in Hanoi, Vietnam, that's SA8000 certified, guarantees fair wages, safe and healthy conditions, and zero forced or child labor.
The 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.
Their fabric is dyed with eco-friendly dyes and the wastewater is carefully cleaned and cooled before it is released.
There is honestly so much great stuff this company is doing so go ahead and read more about them here!