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5 ethical activewear brands to shop in Hong Kong

January 12th 2021

by Aude Camus 

Sparks Active 

5 ethical activewear brands to shop in Hong Kong
“Look good, live good and do good” that’s Sparks Active, a new activewear brand born in Myanmar but operating internationally, philosophy. 
With offering sports bras, tanks and leggings in soft-luxe fabric with a velvety hand-feel, Sparks Active plays in the big league but with products priced between 300 and 350 HKD, the little newcomer is way more affordable than its big sisters. It’s actually quite rare to see such quality on activewear in that price range. 
With one founder – Sarabe Chan - that started an education centre in Myanmar and the other one – Moe Thitsa - known to be the youngest TEDx speaker in Myanmar and for having a passion in making a difference through her social enterprise projects, you wouldn’t be surprised to hear that giving back is at the core of Sparks Active’s values. “Our mission is to encourage customers to go beyond self-care, and extend it towards caring for the planet” says Moe and for every purchase you make 5% of the net profit goes towards a charity of your choice:
  • Clean Yangon, an NGO tackling environmental issues in Myanmar
  • Changing Stories, a non-profit tackling education issues in Myanmar and Nepal
  • RUN, a charity providing yoga and hiking-for healing sessions for refuges in Hong Kong 
Are you ready to sweat for a cause and wear activewear that has a purpose? 
Hong Kong Madame loves: the brand new Luxe-ribTM seamless collection (as seen on the above picture) featuring a sweat-wicking fabric and an extra soft finish, the perfect ally for your yoga practice but also for a lazy day at home. 
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Good Days

5 ethical activewear brands to shop in Hong Kong
Another newcomer to the activewear scene, Good Days is a homegrown sustainable athletic apparel brand. The brand is committed to cleaning up the planet with making leggings, tops and sport bras out of recycled and recovered plastic (from plastic bottles, fishing nets …) that would have otherwise ended up in oceans or landfills. Pushing its sustainable commitment even further, Good Days also acts as stockist for Guppyfriend washing bags which have been scientifically approved as a solution against microplastic pollution from washing. 
Last, but not least, the brand is a member of 1% for the Planet and have therefore committed to donate at least 1% of its gross annual revenues to environmental non-profits. 
Lane Eight

5 ethical activewear brands to shop in Hong Kong
A Hong-Kong based workout shoes brand, Lane Eight is committed to put to good use materials – such as paper or plastic - that would have otherwise ended up on the beaches or in the oceans. 
But the sustainable factor doesn’t stop with using recycle material, Lane Eight has also partnered with BLOOM, an organization committed to transform the footwear industry with encouraging brands to implement changes in the way they manufacture their products and commit to clean water and air with every pair they create. For each pair they create, Lane Eight cleans and returns back to local waterways 31.5L of fresh water. The brand is also partnering with Hong Kong-based charity to donate shoes to refugees and support the charity’s mission to rehabilitee those people through sports and education. 
Rising Lotus 

5 ethical activewear brands to shop in Hong Kong
An athleisure brand for women, Rising Lotus works with recycled fabrics made from plastic bottles to create functional, comfortable, durable and fashionable activewear.
Skin of Nature

5 ethical activewear brands to shop in Hong Kong
Conscious active-lifestyle brand launched in 2020, Skin of Nature celebrates the beauty and power of nature and look at it to design clothes that are durable, multi-functional and responsibly made to do as little harm as possible to the environment while nurturing the people who makes the business. 
The first collection of the brand, Aquatilis, is inspired – from its colours to its patterns and textures - by life under water and the work of marine biologist Alexander Semenov and 1% off all sales goes towards his NGO for preserving the underwater life. 


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