Your Cycling Kit Is An Environmental Disaster Did you know that the triathlon kit, cycling kit, race t-shirt, or other screen printed clothing you wear generates significant amounts of pollution to produce? In 1995, more than 41 million pounds of toxic compounds were transferred or released into the environment by the printing industry in the United States alone. And the problem has only gotten worse. Below is a list of the chemicals being released into the environment by the screen printing industry (all of these are petroleum based): Chemical Releases and transfers in millions of pounds Toluene 4.2 Methyl Ethyl Ketone 6.3 Glycol Ethers 0.4 Xylene 0.2 Methyl Isobutyl Ketone 0.6 Methanol 0.3 1,1,1-Trichloroethane 0.3 Ethylene Glycol 0.5 Dichloromethane 0.1 Source: EPS: Profile of the Textile Industry, EPA/310-R-97-009, September 1997 But what about water-based inks? Aren't they more eco-friendly? Hardly! An advantage often cited for water-based inks is that they do not require organic solvents when cleaning the presses. But there is a common misconception that because water can be used for cleaning screens, squeegees and tools, that the waste water can just be discharged into the sewer. However, the water-based ink is not just water. There are pigments, binders, thickeners, and sometimes, even co-solvents in the ink residue. We do not want or need those in our water supply. Now you know why TG Sports Apparel was founded. We are disrupting the sports apparel industry from the ground up. From sourcing, the production, to shipping, and even how races are produced and managed. Read more about TG Sports Apparel and join the cause.
...without this horrible trend by an apparently narcissistic segment of our population, the pressure for the fashion industry to change would not be so prevalent.
The TG Sports Commitment to You and The Environment TG Sports promise is to provide you with the highest quality, best performing, and most sustainable sports apparel possible. TG Sports' founders understand the commitment endurance athletes make to maintaining top conditioning for performance and health. Most triathletes, cyclists, duathletes, marathon and ultra-marathon runners, and other athletes closely monitor what they eat, exercise portion control (sometimes down to the miligram scale!) and hydrate with pure water. Team Ganja is committed to that same standard with respect to the environment and ecological preservation in addition to producing the highest quality racing gear available anywhere.
Seven years after a deadly fire claimed the lives of more than 250 people at a garment factory in Pakistan, workers continue to risk their lives in deathtrap workplaces, according to a new report. How does that make you feel? It doesn't have to be that way. TG Sports manufactures sports apparel that is ethical, respects the rights of workers and improves their communities without using toxic chemicals or releasing toxic gases into the environment. You have a choice. What will you decide? Photo by Waldemar Brandt on Unsplash
Eco-fashion sports apparel for the endurance athlete Team Ganja 'Smokin the Competition®' is an eco-fashion brand for athletes of all kinds and is committed to producing activewear that takes into account not only the environment, but the health of the consumers who will be wearing the clothes and the working conditions of the people involved with making the clothes. Team Ganja supports the sustainable apparel movement and adheres to or exceeds the guidelines and recommendations of all industry assciations. . Eco is short for ecology, or the study of interactions between organisms and their environment. Eco-fashion is any brand or line that attempts to minimize the impact on the environment, the health of the consumers, and the working conditions for the people that are making the clothes. Imagine organic cotton, durable, recyclable fabrics, plant-based dyes and a fair wage for the manufacturers and suppliers. The founders of Team Ganja 'Smokin the Competition®' are endurance athletes who understand the need for high quality, long-lasting jerseys, kits, socks, and other apparel that is also comfortable and reduces or eliminates chaffing. Team Ganja is a activewear clothing brand that delivers these qualities while sustaining the environment and respecting the rights of garment industry employees.
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What is wrong with my legs?? If you have been riding, running, and or competing for any length of time you have surely asked yourself that question. I know I have about a million times! When I first started participating in triathlons (hard to believe it was nearly 22 years ago!) there was not the plethora of information and resources about training and nutrition that now proliferate the Internet. Truth be told there was barely an 'Internet' when I first started racing. Even with the enormous amount of information available today there may be times when you feel as I did about a year ago when I moved to the Atlanta, Georgia areas from Coastal Virginia. It was humbling to be sure. Having just arrived in the area I didn't know anyone to ride with. My now wife introduced me to one of her coworkers who is a triathlete and has numerous Ironman® events to her credit. We hit it off and decided to ride together one Sunday morning with a small group of her friends. Before I continue I need to tell you a bit about my cycling experience. While I started out in triathlon, it is on the bike that I really found nirvana. It is why I chose Lake Placid as my first Ironman race. The idea of riding for 112 miles in the profile bars for 112 miles, as you do in IM Florida for example, did not appeal to me at all (and still doesn't!) In addition to completing that race, I was fortunate to qualify for Team USA at the World Long Distance Duathlon Championship in 2012. For those of you who do not know Powerman Zofingen, the actual name of the race, is the world's toughest duathlon. One climb, Bodenburg, is particularly grueling as you see in the image below; and you have to climb it three times. So it was with a fair amount of pride that I arrived at her house that morning wearing my Team Ganja 'Smokin the Competition®' Cycling Jersey. I was ready to show these Atlantan's how to ride hills. Boy did I have another thing coming! Riding from her home early on an early November Sunday morning when there is almost no traffic (a rarity in this notoriously traffic congested city) I was able to keep pace with the group for the first five miles of gently rolling hills. It was when we turned off of the major thoroughfares that the situation quickly changed for me. I was feeling strong and positive as we started the first real climb of the day. My heart rate began to skyrocket however and my lack of aerobic capacity readily became apparent as I watched the group pulling away from me. This was a shock since I was typically the rider at the front looking back to see who was dropped! No matter how hard I pushed I kept losing ground. After the third or fourth hill of the day, I was in a daze. How could this be??? What is wrong with my legs? The rest of the ride was the same only the wait for me to join them at the top of the hill became longer for them. Returning home, I felt overall it was a good day. I needed to be brought down a few notches. Any time the ego becomes that elevated there will be a hard lesson. Analyzing my performance I decided I needed to work on three areas: Aerobic capacityWeight training for my glutes (that's where all of the power comes from)Fueling (I had only taken water on the ride) What lessons have learned from a ride that didn't go as planned?
You have arrived at Official Team Ganja Sports experience. Welcome! We are very excited you are here! To quote the Grateful Dead song, "what a long strange trip it's been." It has indeed. It's difficult to believe that the idea first germinated nearly 15 years ago. What began as somewhat of a lark has transformed and blossomed into the first eco-fashion sports apparel brand. Team Ganja Sports athletic wear is more than a eco-fashion clothing brand though, it is a movement. By being here you demonstrate your belief in a healthier you and healthier planet. We endeavor to assist you with your goals as well as help you connect with other like-minded individuals. While Team Ganja was forged in triathlon racing, our products and information are for everyone whether you are looking to lose weight, compete in your first race (of any type,) or stand on the podium. Dive in and stay a while, the water is great as they say. Team Ganja sports apparel is manufactured using materials and processes that produce no unnecessary environmental harm and has a positive impact on the people and communities associated with its activities. And remember to sign up for our emails so you never miss out on member only discounts and special offers. We'll even thrown in special gift when you sign up. We value you input and feedback so if you have an idea for us or want us to launch a new product, shoot us an email using firstname.lastname@example.org THANK YOU!