Runamics Running Socks

14.99

Sport socks with a small footprint no matter your size. They are made for running but perform just as good in other sports.

Good for you

  • Mesh structure at the top to ensure perfect ventilation
  • Slightly raised cuff to prevent chafing
  • Skin friendly (no toxic chemicals inside)
  • Toe and heel capsule to ensure perfect fit and comfort
  • Buy 3 pair, pay only 2

Good for the planet

  • Developed for improved bio-degradability (in case it is ending up on a landfill)
  • Made with organic cotton
  • Ethically produced in Turkey
  • Independently certified: GOTS + Grüner Knopf

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Material

  • 86% organic cotton (absorbs moisture)
  • 12% polyamide with improved bio-degradability (ensures durability)
  • 2% bio-degradable elastane (ensures stretch)

Size selection

  • This is a unisex product
  • Available in 4 sizes
  • If your sizing falls between two sizes or if you are not sure, please select the smaller size; they tend to fit on the larger side

Care

  1. Machine wash at 30° when dirty
  2. Darn holes when defect
  3. Dispose with your household waste if #2 isn´t working

The Story behind runamics

“I want to feel good when I run”
At the beginning of 2019, the founder Steffen Otten initially set himself the goal of offering athletes alternatives to running gear made of conventional plastic. The problem: Sportswear made of plastic sheds off microplastics when being washed, which makes its way into public waters and ultimately the sea. The nature-loving business economist is a runner himself and this problem, as well as the lack of alternatives in the market, were a thorn in his side. “I actually felt guilty when I jumped into my plastic sports dress,” said Otten. “This knowledge ran along with every kilometer. It’s a paradox, I enjoy my hobby in nature and at the same time I pollute it with the junk that I buy, wash and throw away. I want to feel good when I’m out there.”

It quickly became clear, however, that the problems caused by sportswear are much broader. Dangerous chemicals are processed in sportswear that you don’t really want to have around you, much less on your sweaty skin. In addition, the textiles are neither recyclable nor biodegradable after disposal. In other words, products that become unusable rubbish at the moment they are manufactured.

First Cradle to Cradle certified sports brand in the world

In the meantime, two other like-minded sports enthusiasts have joined runamics, the photographer Henning Heide and the fashion designer Lena Rix. In reply to the above mentioned problems the three committed to a broader vision: they want to become the first Cradle to Cradle certified sports brand in the world.

Behind Cradle to Cradle there is a circularity concept for materials and products and, at the same time, a comprehensive product certification. In a Cradle to Cradle world, there is no more waste. All materials are designed so that they can be recycled. Either biologically recyclable (compostable) or technically recyclable (the materials can be used to create new products of equal value). runamics is initially working on products for biological circulation. The certification examines 5 areas: chemical harmlessness of all processed raw materials for humans and nature, purity of the wastewater in production, the energy sources used for production, the recyclability of the products and the social standards in production. runamics works with different materials for their new developments. Innovative,
biodegradable synthetic fibers are used, as well as natural fibers (e.g. merino wool or organic cotton) and regenerated fibers (e.g. lyocell based on wood). The first Cradle to Cradle certified product is a tracksuit, which was presented in November 2020 as part of a crowdfunding campaign. Further certified products will follow in early 2021, such as running shorts and running shirts.
An Impact-Start-Up The long-term goal is not only to reach hobby athletes directly with the products, but also to reach the organizers of major running and other sports events. At marathon events millions of scrap products are pushed into the system every year, which in many cases are not even used before they end up in the bin again. A long and complex journey, but one with sense and purpose. runamics describes itself as an impact start-up. The company’s purpose is therefore not primarily committed to profit, but rather to averting an environmental problem through alternatives to the status quo.

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