Published on August 5th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe1
Review: Activewear from Hu-Nu
Hu-Nu makes casual activewear, and they sent me a set of exercise clothing and a cardigan to try out for this review.
When I got an email from “a fashion and eco-friendly international activewear company” offering me some workout gear to try out for a review, you know that I jumped right on that. I’m an avid walker and runner, so I’m always up for trying out new exercise gear. I was doubly excited, because it’s been really tough to find eco-friendly exercise clothing. The best option I’ve found so far has been shopping at thrift stores for second hand workout clothes, and it would have been great to have another option for when I was feeling a little splurgy!
Unfortunately, when they said “fashion and eco-friendly,” they didn’t mean always both things at the same time. The exercise gear they sent me was not made from recycled or organic materials. The top and capri pants looked good – my husband even said I looked hot, which I have never heard when I get back from a run – and they wicked moisture well. They were both made from Supplex ®Nylon, which their press release says “offers consumers the feel of cotton with the benefits of advanced fibers.” The thing about Nylon is that it’ a petroleum product, so I can’t really tell you that their exercise clothing is eco-friendly in any way.
That’s the not-so-great news, but there’s good news about Hu-Nu, too!
The Giving Back Tank
While the running top they sent me wasn’t made from eco-friendly materials, but it is part of their Giving Back Project. Eah of Hu-Nu’s collections has one Giving Back Tank, and the company donates part of the proceeds from that item to a charity, like the Make a Wish Foundation.
The other good news is that the wrap they sent me is totally eco-friendly, and I love it! You can wear it open for a kind of boho, slouchy look, or you can tie it up if you need to look a little bit more put together. It’s made from a recycled cashmere/tencel blend. It’s thin enough to cram into my purse and comes out unwrinkled, which is super handy in the summer when you’re going from the high 90s outside into an over-air-conditoned building.
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