This post was sponsored by Fibre Athletics and I received an item for review.
There are those of us who buy things because we like them.
And then there are those of us who obsessively Google search, compare items, make charts, email companies, and check and double check for ethical standards.
In case you can’t figure it out, I’m the definitely the latter. Which is why I’m am as happy as a kid on Christmas morning reading the product listings at fibreathletics.com. Scroll down to “How It’s Made” on each product page and you’ll discover a treasure trove of detailed information about the product, from textiles sourcing to certifications to manufacturing.
The Fibre Athletics Pursuit Top is made of rPET certified recycled polyester (sourced from water bottles) produced in facilities that are verified to pay and treat workers well. It’s then treated with Chitosante, a nature-sourced, environmentally friendly product (made from crustaceans and the cell walls of fungi!) that adds durability and longevity to athletic wear. It also meets the OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification, which ensures that dyes used are low-impact, non-reactive, use fewer resources, and are safe on human skin.
The top is cut and sewn in a fair-trade certified factory in Chicago.