Running is an age-old activity and sport, but in recent years, there’s been an intersection of designing for function and the needs of the runner with an aesthetic evolution to elevate designs. To put it plainly, people want to run well and look good while doing it. Add in Earth-friendlier materials and we’ve got a lot to be excited about.
Premium running brand Satisfy and Stockholm-based contemporary design label OUR LEGACY have partnered together to release a capsule collection of running apparel that hits the sweet spot between tech, aesthetic and sustainability. Under OUR LEGACY’s eco-conscious atelier initiative, WORK SHOP, Satisfy reworked rescued and upcycled fabrics from past collections into new performance gear with a luxury-feel.
“We have selected some of our favorite fabric technologies and incorporated them into a streamlined full kit for urban adventurers who run at any given time of the day or night,” Satisfy said on its website.
The six-piece collection features sleeveless, half-sleeve and long-sleeve shirts, and come in gradients of black and camel. The tops are made with silky pigment-dyed Detlapeak that allows for garments to feel cool to the touch while resilient to most temperatures and conditions. The Deltapeak fabric is also anti-wrinkle, anti-snagging, and UV-resistant.
Also included are black shorts with a three-inch liner made of Satisfy’s Justice fabric – a quick-drying and lightweight fabric inspired by advanced medical bandage technology created in collaboration with a traditional French silk maker. The ultra-lightweight outer shell is crafted with Satisfy’s Ripstock Tech Silk and uses a four-pock system designed specifically for carrying your phone, keys and other essentials with minimal bounce while logging miles.
A hand tie-dyed bandana and a black bungee cord-adjustable lightweight cap complete the capsule and provide protection from sweat and sun.
All pieces feature the OUR LEGACY WORK SHOP signature yin and yang logo in 3M reflective print, with “WORK SHOP” printed on the back of the tops and front of the shorts.
Although most of the collection is already sold out, it’s a great example of where running apparel is heading towards, in terms of design and sustainability. It’s incredible that running companies are making innovative, high-performing running gear out of their unused and upcycled materials. This capsule signals that even the most tech-oriented apparel does not have to start with the production of brand new materials.
In related news, Acne Studios recently dropped its latest Repurposed capsule made with up excess materials from past collections.