Girls activewear has crossed over. No longer limited to acceptable attire for the gym or lounge room, these days girls activewear can be worn…almost everywhere!
And why not? Girls activewear is typically designed to make sure girls feel comfortable, confident and supported as they move.
From nailing a new move in yoga to beating a park run PB or hanging at a café with friends, activewear is just such a practical choice for on-the-go girls.
But our collective obsession with girls activewear goes way beyond comfort. For today’s youth, girls activewear has become the ultimate off-duty outfit, social signal of health & wellbeing and sartorial expression of personal style.
Activewear is not just a fleeting fashion trend. There’s been such a sustained rise in the post-workout look around the world that it has made the fundamental shift to an entire lifestyle aesthetic & cult popularity of its own, much like boardshorts & surf wear did in the 1970s
Activewear is functional fashion at its finest.
And it’s here to stay.
From Pop Culture Trend to Wardrobe Staple
Form-fitting leggings now wear the crown, where baggy sweats once reigned supreme.
Cross-backed crop tops have replaced oversized tees.
The term ‘sports accessories’ now refers to electronic fitness trackers rather than the iconic sweatbands and leg warmers of the 1908s (best worn by Olivia Newton John in her 1981 ‘Physical’ film clip).
There’s been a rapid evolution of the activewear industry into a multi-billion dollar business over the past decade. The global sports apparel market – which includes girls activewear – is currently worth more than 200 billion dollars. The growth of the activewear market has actually outpaced the growth of traditional apparel companies for the past few years and shows no signs of slowing down.
While pop culture and influencer promotion has contributed to the fashion-meets-fitness sweet spot that is girls activewear, this shift has also been driven by the fact that people are exercising more as well as the availability of better athletic fabrics thanks to advances in technology.
And speaking of high-tech fabrics that are PERFECT for making girls activewear…
Girls Activewear Made From Recycled Fabrics
Since our launch, we have chosen to construct the majority of our Bon+Co kids swimwear using sustainable REPREVE® recycled fabrics.
We are proud to offer an alternative to garments constructed from traditional ‘sports’ fabrics derived from virgin plastic that lessons, even by a little, the impact the fashion industry has on the environment. By using fabrics like REPREVE® that are made from recycled plastic bottes that would otherwise end up in landfill, we are actively trying to be part of the solution for our planet’s waste problem. Recycled REPREVE® yarns are made using techniques that emit fewer greenhouse gasses, whilst conserving energy.
But these fabrics don’t rest of their recyclable laurels. They are genuinely high quality and high performance in their own right. They hold colour beautifully and they feel amazingly lovely to touch and wear, wet or dry.
They also have some truly amazing properties that make them an ideal fabric for crafting swimwear.
The very same properties happen to make for crafting great activewear.
Which got us thinking…
Girls Tropicale Capri Legging Activewear
Introducing Bon+Co Girls Activewear
We’re beyond excited to introduce girls activewear for Bon+Co.
At Bon+Co, we’re all about feeling good, so of course we’re big fans of fashion that feels good too.
We’ve designed our Bon+Co girls activewear for maximum comfort and movability to keep pace with your active teen or tween’s lifestyle, on and off the track.
With 20+ years in the fashion industry and as parents of active tweens ourselves, we know that fabric quality is a key consideration for parents when it comes to investing in kids clothes in general and activewear, specifically. We’ve all seen activewear that wears and becomes see-through in all the wrong places after a few uses, pills too easily or fades too quickly. We’ve put bucketloads of research and testing into our development phase to make sure that every Bon+Co activewear product we release has the quality and durability that you’d expect from girls activewear.
Once we nailed the technical and quality side of our sustainable girls activewear construction, we set about making our range truly BEAUTIFUL to look at.
Custom made in tween and teen sizes (8-16) from sustainable recycled REPREVE fabric our unique, hand painted designs are a bright, joyful celebration of youthful style.
Our premiere piece of Bon+Co girls activewear is our Girls Tropicale Capri Legging.
Perfect for land, water, and sports activities, our Tropicale Leggings feature unique & exclusive prints, hand-painted in luscious watercolours by our Brisbane-based in-house designer. The tropical pineapple print of the Tropicale Capri Girls Activewear Leggings was inspired by lush tropical rainforest foliage and sweet summer fruits.
Our girls activewear leggings are a classic fit with a ¾ length Capri style leg and a silicon label logo trim to complete the high-performance look.
Made for movement and fun in the sun, our girls activewear fabrics have been treated with the gold standard for sun protection – UPF 50+ for maximum protection from harmful UV rays. Our Tropicale Capri Girls Activewear Leggings are also treated for chlorine and pilling resistance. We custom make our girls activewear specifically for tweens and teens in sizes 8-16, taking developing and different body shapes into consideration.
Proudly designed in Australia by a family (with young children who love to live in activewear!) to the highest quality standards, Bon+Co girls activewear is ISO 9001 Quality Assurance Certified.
And just in case you needed one more feel-good factor to add to the already impressive ‘Pro Bon+Co’ list,
Shop Bon+Co girls activewear and kids swimwear here. $1 from every sale of girls activewear or kids swimwear at Bon+Co is donated to headspace.org.au, to help make a difference for young Australians who are going through a tough time. And don’t forget to sign up to our mailing list and follow us on Insta to be the first to know when our exciting new range drops with fresh swimwear and activewear styles for active, fun and sun-loving kids!