2XU is an Australian/New Zealand multinational corporation that creates clothing and accessories. It specializes in triathlon, workout, and compression apparel with superior technology and fabrics for maximum performance.
2XU is a global retailer of activewear and sportswear, including gear for cycling, running, swimming, HIIT, and general fitness for women and men.
2XU claims to sell the world's most advanced compression technology to multiply human performance, proven by independent, scientific research to deliver real physiological benefits to athletes of all abilities.
Professional triathlete Jamie Hunt created 2XU in Melbourne, Australia, in 2005 with two business partners, Australian retail guru Clyde Davenport and marketing specialist Aidan Clarke.
2XU started as a specialist run and triathlon brand. Today, 2XU garments are available in more than 70 countries worldwide. Many NBA teams, NFL teams, the US Navy SEALs, Olympians, world champions, and celebrities wear 2XU.
Sustainability Rating: 2/10
Category: Clothing, bags, accessories
For: Women, men, children
Type: Sportswear, basics, swimwear, underwear, outerwear
Sizes: XS-XL, 4-12 (US), 6-14 (UK), 34-42 (EU), 6-14(AU)
Fabrics: Cotton, viscose, polyester, nylon, spandex, acrylic, polyethylene, polyurethane, rubber, leather, wool, down
100% Organic: No
100% Vegan: No
Ethical & Fair: No
Producing country: no transparent enough
Certifications: no certification
"2XU engineers products with the single-minded goal of best equipping the athlete, so they feel more prepared, more race ready and more capable than their competition. As they put on their technologically advanced garments, they also put on a desire; to be more than they have ever been, to perform beyond expectation."
2XU only uses a tiny proportion of sustainable materials such as recycled polyester. Most of the fabrics it uses are highly polluting synthetic petroleum-based fibers such as polyester, nylon, spandex, acrylic, polyethylene, and polyurethane.
The sportswear brand provides no information regarding how it chooses its network of suppliers. It doesn't present any certification that would ensure social and labor standards, ethical and sustainable production.
2XU doesn't state if any audits are conducted to ensure good working conditions, decent living wages, health, safety, and other important rights for workers in its supply chain.
2XU doesn't use any exotic animal skin, or hair, fur, angora. But it uses leather, wool, and down feathers to manufacture some of its clothing.
These animal-derived materials are cruel and unethical. They also harm the environment by producing greenhouse gases and wastes. More sustainable alternatives exist.
2XU doesn't show any measurement of its energy or water usage, greenhouse gas emissions, chemical release, pollution, or waste across its supply chain.
It doesn't have any clear sustainability goals, science-based targets, or timeline to improve in the future either.
Discover 2XU sportswear collections at 2xu.com.
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