As a runner, I wanted there to be sustainable, ethically-made options for running clothes. I wanted to see if I could produce a high-quality, performance-ready product while still giving back and making a positive impact. After mulling the idea for months, in July 2014, I came up with the name Cause I Run, a play on the word “cause” and “because,” connecting running with charitable giving.
- Each piece is made from rPET sustainable fabric
- moisture wicking
- performance ready
- made to control odor
You can purchase the starter 3-pack ($154), which contains a tank top, low-impact sports bra, and calf-length leggings. Inidividual items run between $38-$88. If you are not a runner or are not interested in purchasing activwear, you can purchase a ‘Cause I Run’ duffle bag which also supports the campaign-please note that this duffle is only available during the Kickstarter campaign. Each purchase or donation through the campaign on Kickstarter will gave back 10% of each purchase to one of three organizations, which support women and girls around the world. The first charity partnership has been identified – Hope Through Health.
Hope Through Health provides healthcare services to communities in Togo, a country in West Africa near Ghana and Nigeria. According to Hope Through Health, 5 million people in the country lack access to adequate healthcare services. Founded in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in 2004, Hope Through Health now provides a range of healthcare services driven by communities’ specific needs.
While the initial collection is for women, there is a special and limited opportunity to submit an idea or the full design of the forthcoming men’s activewear line! Be one of only two people who will receive this limited-time offer by pledging $500.
To learn more, please visit www.causeirun.com.