KULA Athletic is committed to producing sustainable garments that are ethically made. It’s a goal we are committed to, with our team always researching and learning about new ways to work towards improved sustainability.
We are proud to say that our shipping bags are made of plant materials, making them fully compostable, and our shipping labels and invoices are printed on recycled paper. We’re currently experimenting with additional recycled materials for hang tags and other elements of packaging as part of an on-going project. Please be patient with us during this process as our packaging may not always look as aesthetically pleasing as it could, but like we said, we’re all about balance!
It is important to our team to contribute and give back to the community we operate in - company profit is not our key focus. Tamara and Sarah are strong believers that it should be balanced alongside human rights, society and the environment. We recognize we’re certainly not perfect but we aim to do our best in our little circle of the planet. Part of this is our support of the Trees for the Future charity where we plant 20 trees in the sub saharan for every transaction made with KULA Athletic. So when you wear KULA Athletic, you’re helping us help the environment and contributing to a bigger purpose.
We are always looking at and testing new textile technologies, cutting edge fabrics and materials to produce the most effective activewear for our customers. Our materials are ethically sourced and produced and while not all current stock is 100% sustainable or made from recycled materials, we are always working closer in that direction.
We’re dedicated to building long term, mutually beneficial relationships with our suppliers, therefore we only work with manufacturers we have visited. We have taken the time to meet the owners, employees and assess the conditions, ensuring that working on the KULA Athletic brand is a positive experience for all stakeholders. Recently, we moved our manufacturing from Sri Lanka to China in order to source a more diverse range of highly functional fabrics, recycled polyester and other sustainable materials.
Production currently takes place in Dong Guan, roughly a 30 minute train ride from Guangzhou city. It is the first business we’ve partnered with in China, so it was important for us to know that the team there shares similar values to us. They’re a small family run business, a tight knit team of highly skilled seamstresses who are all very passionate about their work. One of the reasons we love working with this business is the passion they have for attention to detail and support they’ve offered us with our product ranges, particularly in moving towards more sustainable fabrics.