...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.
While there is growing interest in sustainability issues within the clothing industry, currently there is no common definition of what sustainable fashion actually means. Producing sustainable clothing is the very foundation on which TG Sports was founded. It isn't something we're trying to do with an existing brand. We live and breathe it every day. Our athletes deserve it and, more importantly, our planet requires it. Steven R. Herron, Founder, TG Sports According to Green Strategy, "sustainable fashion can be defined as clothing, shoes and accessories that are manufactured, marketed and used in the most sustainable manner possible, taking into account both environmental and socio-economic aspects. In practice, this implies continuous work to improve all stages of the product’s life cycle, from design, raw material production, manufacturing, transport, storage, marketing and final sale, to use, reuse, repair, remake and recycling of the product and its components." While accurate it isn't easy to say in the proverbial 'elevator speech.' TG Sports defines sustainable clothing as having the least amount of environmental impact while respecting the rights of the workers and the communities in which they work. What do think of that definition? Despite growing interest, there remains a strong undercurrent of negative perceptions attached to the apparel, footwear, and textile industry, fueledespecially in Europe and the US by negative media coverage around global value chains. For a notable number of consumers, the narrative of poor pay and conditions for workers is strongly embedded in the image ofthe industry. Thankfully, there is increasing awareness of the impacts associated with “fast,” “cheap” fashion – creating a surge in guilt attached to buying new clothes for some. Accordingly, it is the goal of TG Sports to be completely transparent across the board in how we source, transport, manufacture, sell, and deliver our sustainable clothing to you, the customer. We further believe it is our mission to educate the public and act as a powerful voice in crafting public policy that ensures a clean and healthy environment.
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.
Whether you are a climate change believer or denier, or somewhere in between, it is hard to argue that we, as Earth's most dominating species, need to be better at protecting our environment. The fashion industry in particular. Fashion production currently contributes 1.75 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions, one of the top greenhouse gasses responsible for climate change. Transport, which is often overlooked when calculating emissions within the industry, is estimated to generate around 106 million tonnes from sea freight alone (source: Common Objective, Sept. 26, 2019.) TG Sports is determined to disrupt the sports apparel industry specifically and the fashion industry globally as it relates to the environment, climate change, and human rights. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.– Margaret Mead TG Sports is the first sports apparel brand that was built to be sustainable from the ground up. Everything we do, everything we source, manufacture, and deliver to you is sustainable, ethical, and human rights focused first. We aren't just green washing. We are as passionate about protecting the environment as we are about the quality and performance of our sports apparel. Be a part of the revolution.
Hemp apparel: breathes very well, moisture absorbent, UV protect-ant, and anti-bacterial (especially important for performance apparel.)
Hemp vs Cotton: An Objective View HEMP Porous & Breathable: hemp fibers are porous so they allow your skin to breathe. The fiber also softens with age while being mildew resistant. This makes hemp an excellent source for shirts, carpet, and towels.More Durable: hemp fiber is more durable and stronger than cotton. During WW2, hemp fiber was known to make the world’s strongest rope. Eco-friendly: Cotton is a water-intensive crop and uses 25% of the world’s pesticides – not a very Earth-friendly crop. Hemp requires 50% less water to grow than cotton and requires no use of pesticides. COTTON Some of the benefits of organic cotton clothing include better health for consumers and farmers, environmental conservation, and cost savings for farmers. These benefits have created a boom in the organic cotton clothing industry in the past few years. Parents are increasingly purchasing organic cotton baby clothes, diapers, and baby blankets. Both young and old consumers, and men as well as women, are switching to various products made from organic cotton such as jeans, pajamas, shirts, t-shirts, towels, bedding, mattresses, pillows, blankets, sheets, duvet covers, socks, bath robes, underwear, bras, bags, and other clothes made of organic cotton fabric and yarn.
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?