How to Design Sustainable Activewear

How to Design Sustainable Activewear

Vicki Wallis Wednesday, 1 April 2020

How do you go about designing a collection of activewear that not only minimises impact on the environment and meets the technical requirements of activewear, but also impresses your customers with its durability, functionality and comfort? Sounds like a tall order? 

In this video, we look at the three key considerations to take into account when designing sustainable activewear that will ensure you meet this criteria.

In this video you'll learn:

  • The three key considerations for designing sustainable and profitable activewear collections
  • How to design long-lasting and quality clothing
  • Why activewear has different product afterlife considerations than regular clothing
  • About the two types of construction used for activewear garments and how to choose the best one for your brand
  • About the two main construction techniques in activewear manufacturing and when to apply them in your designs

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