Is it worth it to buy eco-friendly workout wear? (1/4)

Best Health looked at four popular fabrics used in eco-friendly workout wear to discover how each helps the environment, and where there's room to improve

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Why buy eco-friendly sportswear?

It’s not necessarily that the new “eco-fabrics” are better suited to activewear than traditional fabrics (cotton, nylon, rayon and spandex). Nor are they cheaper; in fact, they tend to cost about 20 percent more. “But by choosing an alternative garment that’s been produced with fewer chemicals or no chemicals, you’re making a better choice for the environment,” says Jason Finnis, chief operating officer and founder of Naturally Advanced Technologies (NAT), a Vancouver-based company that is developing technologies to process natural fibres in an environmentally sustainable manner.

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