(PSST... WE'VE SLIPPED #6 IN FOR THE PARENTS)
Girls just want to have fun, right? Our kids sportswear prints and colourways are all about expressing youthfulness and energy – with a healthy side serving of making mum a little jealous that it doesn’t come in her size 😉.
We know that kids are especially sensitive to and distracted by clothes that cause any irritation. They’ll wear them once and they’ll live in the back of their drawer forever more. Our girls active crops tops, shorts and leggings are all constructed using no-rub seams to ensure they float against her skin.
Whether she's running, jumping, kicking, dunking, flipping or gymming, our 80% Poly/ 20% Spandex four-way stretch sportswear will move with her.
One of the primary criteria we consider when choosing fabric for our activewear is that there is nothing rough about it. It must be soft to the touch and feel like a hug to wear.
Approaching puberty can be a tricky and tenuous time for girls, and a common reason why tween and teen girls ditch training or drop out of sport all together is embarrassment. One of the causes of this embarrassment? Sweat. Incredibly, in a survey by Women In Sport, 48% of girls agreed that ‘getting sweaty is not feminine’.
We integrate sweat wicking properties into our fabrics to help girls stay cool and dry when they’re working hard.
Okay, so this one's for the adults. Ain’t no one got time for delicate cycles or hand washing, so you’ll be glad to know there’s none of that to be found here. We’re parents too and we know first-hand how that washing pile, well, piles up! Our girls active crop tops, sports shorts, leggings and tops are easy care machine washable (30°). The colours are pre-washed to check for colour bleeding too.
While it’s recommended that you wash our gear with like colours, Lava Tribe Girls Activewear won’t cause extra slavery in the laundry.
Yes, mums are sensitive to the age appropriateness of their girls’ clothes too but, sometimes, dads take it to a whole new level. Lava Tribe Girls Activewear is designed by one such dad. Our head designer, Steve, is all for his girls showing off their fitness and fabulousness, but his designs always have an element of age consciousness integrated into them – whether it’s the slightly-longer-than-average length of our shorts, the mid-rise waists or our focus on making crop tops that support, stay put and offer coverage over more revealing fashion-inspired designs.
As a brand we also resist any imagery, designs or associations that are or could be perceived as provocative, and we promote diversity and body confidence in our workplace and in our advertising.
We’re lucky to have two fit models at home but we also trial our designs on girls of all different ages and sizes to ensure we achieve a cut that stands up to their needs. We know that one of girls’ pet peeves with sportswear is when their shorts or leggings fall down or ride up.
The combination of the fabrics and elastics we use, coupled with our carefully curated design process has resulted in a range of girls sports shorts and leggings that we can confidently say won’t ride up or fall down.
Is there anything worse than buying a piece of clothing that makes you feel ‘all that’, only to wash it and discover it’s really all scrap? Whether it’s that the piece has become dull or saggy, it’s a huge disappointment.
When your girl adds Lava Tribe Girls Activewear to her wardrobe she’s got herself a sporty essential that will look as good as it did when she first put it on, even when it’s done plenty of rounds in the washing machine and been hung out the dry more times than a dish cloth. Just avoid the clothes dryer – our clothes aren’t a big fan of those.
We're dedicated to improving the lives of tweens and teens and helping to create their bright futures. That's why we take sustainability VERY seriously. We use compostable mailers and consciously limit our footprint in everything we do.
We're also socially responsible. Our main factory is located in China’s Fujian Province. They are a participant of amfori BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative), ensures members have a clear and consistent approach that highlights best practices and monitors the social performance of their supply chain.
We also regularly visit and inspect our supplier factories to oversee the production process.
Girls activewear for running, playing, flipping, jumping, boxing or chilling in sporty style with her BFFs.