Six ways First Base is changing the activewear game, for good

Because #itscooltobekind

Words: Chloe Elisabeth

Whether we’re getting our sweat on, running to the shops to satisfy a late-night chocolate craving or doing absolutely nothing, there’s one thing we at Barre Body can all agree on: we’d rather do it in our activewear. What’s more, we’d rather do it in our ethically-sourced, environmentally-conscious, organic, uber-trendy activewear. Thankfully, the babes at Sydney label First Base have all our bases covered (literally, the bum-coverage on their leggings is unparalleled). If you weren’t already convinced, here’s a little more on what makes First Base a bonafide Barre Body fave.

    1. TRANSPARENCY IS KEY

We love transparency. With the internet at our fingertips, it’s never been a better time to learn how and where your clothes are made, and what values the manufacturer puts their money behind. First Base are proudly transparent when it comes to their manufacturing practices, studio practices, values and even the areas they’re looking to improve. Take a peek at their website to see for yourself.

    1. LET’S GET ETHICAL

First Base is certified by WRAP, which has nothing to do with boxing gloves or rap music, but actually stands for Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production. To be certified by WRAP, companies need to comply in twelve areas of ethical production, ranging from Prohibition of Forced Labor to Environmental Practices. You can read more about WRAP here. First Base’s factories are audited bi-annually by an independent third party, because everyone deserves to feel safe, respected and empowered at work.

    1. KEEPIN’ IT CLEAN

Three of the major fabrics First Base use in the production of their lush garments are organic cotton, recycled rylon (Econyl) and sustainable bamboo. Not only do these fabrics feel amazing, they’re good for the planet, too! Organic cotton uses less water in the growing process than regular cotton, and eliminates harmful chemicals and toxins that can be present in the growing of regular cotton. And don’t even get us started on recycled nylon – made from things like fishing nets, wetsuits and industrial plastics (rescued from polluting our beautiful oceans), these products are spun into the sweat-wicking wonder. Give yourself a high-five for helping to save the ocean AND working out after work.

    1. WOULD YOU LIKE A TREE WITH THAT?

Every time you purchase from First Base, the team ensure a tree is planted on your behalf to help offset the carbon emissions associated with your purchase. How bad-ass is that? So far, 1018 trees have been planted. That’s more than the number of indoor plants we’ve tried to keep alive!

    1. WRAPPED IN PLASTIC, AIN’T SO FANTASTIC

We all know that while unwrapping a new parcel of online purchases can be an exciting experience, it can also be one that is laden with unnecessary plastic. First Base is committed to making a change when it comes to plastic in the fashion industry, using D2W biodegradable plastic when required, and recycled paper for all other packaging. Even the string on their swings tags is recyclable. Full circle, baby!

    1. IT’S CALLED FASHION, SWEETIE

Need we even mention the luxe designs the First Base team come up with? Taking athleisure to a whole new level of #fashun, we think their gear is super fly. Check it out for yourself here.

And there you have it, six reasons we only go to First Base. Now you know why we could only team up with First Base on our first studio apparel collection – check it out here or at your local Barre Body studio to get your hands on some sweat-wicking, sustainable, ethical style!