Just when we thought biker shorts would go away, we're now intrigued to don a pair and thankfully to the UAE-based label, The Giving Movement (TGM), we won't even have to feel bad about it. Born in the midst of a global pandemic, the effortlessly cool activewear label is rewriting the athleisure handbook and it's setting the scene for a sustainable future.
Proof of the label's massive success is the Dubai style-set, eagerly posting selfies in their subtle yellow TGM stamped biker shorts on Instagram. It seems The Giving Movement cracked the code when it comes to sustainable activewear. It uses post-consumer water bottles and organic bamboo, beating synthetic materials. The result is athleisure we want to wear all day: soft, lightweight, breathable and naturally moisture-wicking. Each piece is made ethically in the UAE and comes with a tag detailing how many waste bottles were used in its production. We told you: it's activewear you won't have to feel bad about. You can easily go from the grocery store straight to gym, or feel put-together at home, without sacrificing style over comfort, or dressing modest. TGM's line has activewear hijab and skirts to be worn over leggings, or looser fit joggers.
And flowing in the stream of hip sweatshirts and stylish pieces to lounge around in, the label's core is also about giving back. Partnering with Harmony House - a local independent non-profit organisation and UAE-based global philanthropic organisation, Dubai Cares, proceeds from every sale are donated to fund projects, which provide free education, food, clothing and medical care to under-privileged children.
So, we repeat: it's activewear you can feel good about. Once you place your order, your package will arrive in biodegradable plant starch - instead of the unnecessary plastic wraps we're all familiar with getting. The packaging is also reusable with an added resealable zipper on each bag – so you can oh-so-casually carry your chic gym kit, or make-up. Bonus points: you will wear the kind of athleisure even Kim Kardashian would envy.
Find The Giving Movement at thegivingmovement.com
Main image: Both models wear S40 Organic Bamboo Oversized BF Sweatshirt in Gunmetal Dark Grey Dhs550 and S84 Recycled Bottle Thinking Hat in Off Black Dhs99
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