RSPR Athleisure: Sustainably made for your safety and comfort

RSPR Athleisure: Sustainably made for your safety and comfort

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

Qatar-based sustainable brand, RSPR (pronounced res·pir –Latin for breathe), launches its new athleisure collection, becoming the first homegrown business with clothes made from recycled plastic bottles, and pioneering antimicrobial properties.

Championing thoughtful design, eco-materials, and customer comfort in the perfect coming together of safety and style, this collection takes inspiration from founder and designer, Rina Saleh’s penchant for pursuing earth-friendly ideas. Sustainability is a key driver in influencing the fashion that she wants to create and RSPR’s athleisure wear is the perfect combination of relaxed flair with intricate fabric chemistry.

Carrying the same ethical and eco-conscious elements that Rina used in RSPR’s debut line of dynamic face masks – which was born out of the global pandemic – the brand’s athleisure wear is a beacon of hope for the future, bringing a new offering, independent of Covid, and ready to shake up the activewear market.

The new collection reflects Rina’s long and storied interest in fitness alongside her goal to create chic clothing which isn’t made through processes that hurt the environment: “I wanted to do athleisure wear as those are the clothes we all wear and actually live in,” Rina says. “But it needed to be sustainable – that was important. I knew the technology was there, and there was no other way I was going to create this collection, but to be as ethical as could be.”

The dedication in formulating this collection was showcased through the six months it took to choose the right fabric mix. “The real challenge wasn’t getting fabric made out of plastic bottles,” Rina recalls. “It was the chemistry lesson – how do you add the antimicrobial element to it? Getting the right combination of recycled plastic, and softeners in the fabric, then adding the right antimicrobial treatment; it had to look right, feel right, and be good for the environment,” Rina adds.

Staying true to the mission of protecting the environment, the collection is made from recycled plastic bottles and antimicrobial fabric. The result is sweat-eliminating garments that provide protection in killing odours and bacteria, whilst ensuring 100 percent comfort. In addition, all purchases come in biodegradable packaging, eliminating even more plastic waste.

The advantages of antimicrobial properties are abundant, allowing the fabric to keep you safer in the gym, or when you’re travelling, and even on your daily social errands, by killing the bacteria it comes into contact with. The fabric also lasts longer with fewer washes needed, contributing to a cut down in waste, and general wear and tear.

With 10 sleek styles and over 40 pieces within the collection, RSPR is designed for both genders in a range of colours, and inclusive sizes. Hoodies, leggings, sweats, t-shirts, shorts, and socks, all make up the collection. Naturally, the clothes are produced in South Korea, a global leader in the use of antimicrobial fabric – for its pro-eco certification – as well as high standards of assembly care.

The beauty of each garment is the abstract print that can be found on them, which illustrates a number stating how many plastic bottles were used in the making of that piece. It’s attention-to-detail like this – plus robust CSR activities, and exciting collaborations – that showcase just how much positive change RSPR brings to the fashion landscape.

With an abundance of creative ideas, a vision for positive impact, and sustainability at the forefront of the designs, RSPR is headlined to be a revolutionary brand within Qatar.

RSPR garments are made for everyone. Whether you want to work out or meet your friends for lunch, there’s an ensemble ready and waiting for you to don. Switching from fast-fashion to RSPR clothing is certainly not a sacrifice, it is a smart investment in the future of the planet, the numerous health benefits, and the long-lasting durability of what’s in your closet.

RSPR Collection is stocked at Harvey Nichols, Qatar, and will be available September 5 to 18 at Beebolt Booth, located on the ground floor of The Gate Mall. In addition, international shipping will soon be available via the brands' website at www.RSPR.qa.

---

Make sure to check out our social media to keep track of the latest content.

Instagram - @qatarliving

Twitter - @qatarliving

Facebook - Qatar Living

YouTube qatarlivingofficial

COVID-19 Banner
Log in or register to post comments

More from Qatar Living

Qatar’s electric vehicle strategy currently underway

Qatar’s electric vehicle strategy currently underway

Over 600 charging devices will be installed at bus warehouses and stations, metro stations, and other select locations to support the electric buses used for public transit and during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Tickets go on sale for the Amir Cup Final at Al Thumama Stadium

Tickets go on sale for the Amir Cup Final at Al Thumama Stadium

Qatar 2022 venue to host showpiece match between Al Rayyan and Al Sadd.
WHO Director-General praises Qatar’s efforts to help Afghan people

WHO Director-General praises Qatar’s efforts to help Afghan people

Director-General of World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, yesterday lauded Qatar’s efforts and cooperation with WHO to support the Afghan people.
How to procure the National Address Certificate via Metrash2

How to procure the National Address Certificate via Metrash2

You can now obtain the National Address Certificate for both individuals and companies via the Ministry of Interior's award-winning Metrash2 app.
WATCH: HH the Amir delivers opening speech during General Debate of the 76th Session of UNGA

WATCH: HH the Amir delivers opening speech during General Debate of the 76th Session of UNGA

The Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani delivered a speech at the General Debate of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, which took place at the UN headquarters in New York earlier today.
Watch: QL Exclusive: Interview with Athletics Director, Chris Quinn

Watch: QL Exclusive: Interview with Athletics Director, Chris Quinn

Qatar Living speaks to ACS Doha International School Athletics Director, Chris Quinn, who also oversees extracurricular activities in the school, to know more about what he does and why he loves his job.
WATCH:9 things to look forward to at BYH 2021 Expo

WATCH:9 things to look forward to at BYH 2021 Expo

Offering a variety of services in the field of contracting, architecture, and interior design, the exhibition will continue to run until September 22 at the Qatar National Convention Center.

WATCH: How to know if you’re on the right career path

WATCH: How to know if you’re on the right career path

Qatar Living Jobs returns with the fourth episode of its Career Talks series, featuring prominent Qatar-based Life and Executive Coach Faten El Ayache.