If you need any more proof, athleisure has fully cemented its staple status in our closets, especially during quarantine. We don’t know about you, but we’ve been living in comfy activewear pieces as our attempt to get back in shape and push ourselves to be more physically active. However with a saturated global market that’s hyper focused on trends and aesthetics, you should know that our cute gym clothes often come at a breakneck cost—the environment. As much as we can credit these technical fabrics as perfect for those arduous training sessions, they aren’t the most eco-friendly choice. But what if we tell you that this no longer needs to be the case?
Enter Sunnysix Active, a sustainable activewear brand created by sisters, Maui and Sammy Shah. In an exclusive interview with Preview, the Shah sisters says that they were driven by their shared passion for fitness and sustainability that they wanted to create a brand that not only sells workout clothes, but also inspires others to make the switch to more sustainable options while encouraging them to get moving.
"At Sunnysix Active, we want to inspire others to do the same—care more and waste less," they said. "As a conscious and sustainable brand, we commit to making more environmentally conscious and ethical decisions throughout the whole process—which includes using sustainable fabric for our products. By using sustainable fabric made out of regenerated ocean waste, we are able to turn trash into treasure and transform waste into wear."
Sunnysix Active has partnered up with Healthy Seas, a nonprofit environmental organization that removes fishing nets from our polluted waters.They turn their recovered waste into regenerated nylon which then becomes the fabric for their collections. You’ll be glad to know, too, that when you purchase an item, they donate P100 to the organization’s cleaning initiative. What a sweet deal for you and the environment, right?
Since the brand’s launch earlier this year, they have currently released three pieces: The Get Energized Crop Top, Get Strong Cross Bra, and Go Sweat Leggings. These pieces also come in three bold colorways: Cherry, Honeycomb, and Pine.
Get Energized Crop Top in Pine, P2200, SUNNY SIX ACTIVE and Go Sweat Leggings in Pine, P2350, SUNNY SIX ACTIVE, both available at sunnysixactive.com
Get Strong Cross Bra in Cherry, P1900, SUNNY SIX ACTIVE and Go Sweat Leggings in Cherry, P2350, SUNNY SIX ACTIVE, both available at sunnysixactive.com
Get Energized Crop Top in Honeycomb, P2200, SUNNY SIX ACTIVE and Go Sweat Leggings in Honeycomb, P2350, , SUNNY SIX ACTIVE, both available at sunnysixactive.com
In addition to having gymwear made with unique sustainable technology, Sunnysix Active’s pieces boast of many features too, like guaranteed extra comfort, shape retention, as well as excellent coverage. And if you didn’t know, sustainable fabric is actually made to last longer than ordinary textiles. Hence, you can most definitely call it a win-win for both us and the environment.
Now if you are ready to add to cart and start living consciously, make sure to keep a lookout for Sunnysix Active on Instagram, as these sisters have promised more to come for their brand.