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Basil FaranoBy Basil Farano
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Basil FaranoBy Basil Farano
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About

 The Toxins In Your Sportswear.

Dangerous toxins are applied and embedded into sportswear fibers.
Dangerous toxins are applied and embedded into sportswear fibers.

Dangerous toxins used when making your sportswear have been linked to various illnesses, including contact dermatitis, skin disorders, infertility, respitory disease, learning disabilities, hormone disruption, and cancer.

These include toxins such as:

PFC’s, Phthalates, Dimethylfomanamide ( DMF ), Nonylphenol Ethoxylates ( NPEs ), Alkylphenol Ethoxylates, Triclosan, Nanoparticle Silver & Nonylphenols ( NPs ).

When you exercise, these toxins absorb into your body from friction and heat through your sweat.

These toxins have been linked to various, serious illnesses such as:

Skin disorders, infertility, hormone disruption, respitory disease, learning disabilities & cancer.

Athletes can produce up to 3.7L of sweat per hour. This sweat exits & re-enters your body through open pores from friction & heat. Carrying toxins from your sportswear fabrics.
Athletes can produce up to 3.7L of sweat per hour. This sweat exits & re-enters your body through open pores from friction & heat. Carrying toxins from your sportswear fabrics.

The World's Second Worst Global Polluter.

Toxic run-off from apparel factories are poisoning the enviornment. These same toxins enter our local water ways every time you wash your sportswear.
Toxic run-off from apparel factories are poisoning the enviornment. These same toxins enter our local water ways every time you wash your sportswear.

The apparel & footwear industry is the second largest global polluter behind the oil & gas industry.

The Temple Athletic Co. Superior, Healthier, Eco-Friendly Sportswear. 

You work hard to stay fit and healthy, putting conscious thought into your diet and spending time and energy exercising. Anytime you hit the gym, you are reinforcing your commitment to your own well-being. Just by showing up, you are communicating to the whole world (yourself included!) that you care about your health. This is something to be proud of, something that is admirable about you. At the same time, though, you may not be aware of a real and present danger in the clothing that you use when you workout. Oftentimes, sportswear contains harmful toxins that could be preventing you from reaching your maximum potential as an athlete, either amateur or professional.

At The Temple Athletic Co., we are saying no to harmful toxins in sportswear. We go to great lengths to ensure that we use no dangerous chemicals in our manufacturing processes. Why? Because we care about your well-being as much as you do! The second worst polluter among all industries, the apparel and footwear industry is topped only by oil and gas when it comes to damaging our environment and causing human illnesses. We are locally producing superior, healthier, more eco-friendly sportswear – for all our benefit!

After three years of sourcing, we are ready to expand our operation at The Temple Athletic Co. This is where you come in, friends! Every dollar raised toward that goal helps. We appreciate your support and thank you for your time!

Collection Colours.

The Temple Athletic Co. Performance Basics Collection

PERFORMANCE SPORTS BRA

Highly constructed fabric, double knit, extremely supportive, Nylon, elastane, double knit for strength.
Highly constructed fabric, double knit, extremely supportive, Nylon, elastane, double knit for strength.

Womens Performance Sports Bra - Sizes XS - XL  Reg. Price $ 60

Colours: 1. Black 2. Vineyard Green

Our Exclusive PowerTec Clean Fabric. Bluesign Certified. 245 GSM. Knit in Italy using the highest human & environmental processes in the world. 85% Poliammide, 15% Elastane. Highly constructed fabric, double knit for strength, extremely supportive, Nylon, elastane. Non "see through" fabric. Breathable & light weight. Provides full support through natural shape & compresses your body while you work out. Moisture wicking properties. Anti-pilling. Anti bacterial. Odour resistant. UV50 Protection. Bra padding openings. Power mesh for added flexibility and breathability. Constructed in Canada.

PERFORMANCE TANK TOP

Super buttery soft fabric, power mesh backing for extra flexibility and breathability.
Super buttery soft fabric, power mesh backing for extra flexibility and breathability.

Womens Performance Tank Sizes XS - XL   Reg. Price $ 65

Colours: 1. Black 2. Vineyard Green

Our Exclusive PureTec Fabric. Bluesign Certified. 160 GSM. Knit in Italy using the highest human & environmental processes in the world. Genuine high gauge MicroModal. 90% MicroModal, 10% Elastane. Buttery, super soft fabric hand feel. Breathable & light weight. Exceptional pilling resistance. Anti bacterial. Odour resistant. Keeps body shape naturally through high recovery knit. UV50 Protection. Moisture wicking properties. Power mesh for added flexibility and breathability. Constructed in the USA & Canada.

PERFORMANCE ATHLETIC PANT

Highly constructed fabric, double knit, extremely supportive, Nylon, elastane, double knit for strength. Non "see through" fabric. Breathable & light weight. Side pocket feature on each leg to hold mobile device, cards, etc.
Highly constructed fabric, double knit, extremely supportive, Nylon, elastane, double knit for strength. Non "see through" fabric. Breathable & light weight. Side pocket feature on each leg to hold mobile device, cards, etc.

Womens Performance Exercise Pant Sizes XS - XL Reg. Price $ 100

Colours: 1. Black 2. Vineyard Green

Our Exclusive PowerTec Clean Fabric. Bluesign Certified. 245 GSM. Knit in Italy using the highest human & environmental processes in the world. 85% Poliammide, 15% Elastane. Highly constructed fabric, double knit for strength, extremely supportive, Nylon, elastane. Non "see through" fabric. Breathable & light weight. Provides full support through natural shape & compresses your body while you work out. Moisture wicking properties. Anti-pilling. Anti bacterial. Odour resistant. UV50 Protection. Power mesh for added flexibility and breathability. Side pockets on each leg. Constructed in Canada.

PERFORMANCE SLEEVELESS JERSEY

Rib Tek Mesh fabric with unique weaving that allows for extra breathability. Buttery, super soft fabric hand feel. Breathable & light weight.
Rib Tek Mesh fabric with unique weaving that allows for extra breathability. Buttery, super soft fabric hand feel. Breathable & light weight.

Mens Performance Sleeveless Jersey Sizes S - XXL  Reg. Price $ 55

Colours: 1. Black 2. Vineyard Green

Our Exclusive PureTec Fabric. Bluesign Certified. 160 GSM. Knit in Italy using the highest human & environmental processes in the world. Genuine high gauge MicroModal. 90% MicroModal, 10% Elastane. Rib Tek Mesh fabric with unique weaving that allows for extra breathability. Buttery, super soft fabric hand feel. Breathable & light weight. Exceptional pilling resistance. Anti bacterial. Odour resistant. Keeps body shape naturally through high recovery knit. UV50 Protection. Moisture wicking properties. Power mesh for added flexibility and breathability. Constructed in Canada.

PERFORMANCE SHORT SLEEVE JERSEY

Rib Tek Mesh fabric with unique weaving that allows for extra breathability. Buttery, super soft fabric hand feel. Breathable & light weight.
Rib Tek Mesh fabric with unique weaving that allows for extra breathability. Buttery, super soft fabric hand feel. Breathable & light weight.

Mens Performance Short Sleeve Jersey Sizes S - XXL  Reg. Price $65

Colours: 1. Black 2. Vineyard Green

Our Exclusive PureTec Fabric. Bluesign Certified. 160 GSM. Knit in Italy using the highest human & environmental processes in the world. Genuine high gauge MicroModal. 90% MicroModal, 10% Elastane. Rib Tek Mesh fabric with unique weaving that allows for extra breathability. Buttery, super soft fabric hand feel. Breathable & light weight. Exceptional pilling resistance. Anti bacterial. Odour resistant. Keeps body shape naturally through high recovery knit. UV50 Protection. Moisture wicking properties. Power mesh for added flexibility and breathability. Constructed in Canada.

Performance Short

Super light weight. Highly breathable. Moisture wicking. 4 - Way stretch.
Super light weight. Highly breathable. Moisture wicking. 4 - Way stretch.

 Mens Performance Short Sizes S - XXL  Reg. Price $ 65

Colours: 1. Black 2. High Rise Grey

Our Exclusive LiteTec Clean Fabric. Bluesign Certified. 100 GSM Knit in Switzerland with the highest human & environmental processes in the world. 95% Polyester, 5% Elastane Super light weight. Highly breathable. Moisture wicking. 4 - Way stretch. Quick drying. Anti bacterial and odour resistant. UV50 Protection. External pockets. Internal hidden pocket. Constructed in the USA & Canada.

Athlete Testimonials -

"This is exactly what this industry needs. With a more health conscious society today, that is continually growing, it's important and only makes sense that we look at what our bodies are exposed to during strenuous workouts. Personally, this is something that has always been at the back of my mind with regards to colours of fabrics, washing detergents, chemicals during manufacturing, perspiration...yet just saying to myself, this is how it is, every one wears clothes and everyone is exposed to the same. But now this is a product that can really make a difference, not just health related but environmental as well! Each day I go and train in the gym, I use 2 shirts. The first one is soaked and not comfortable to remain in during my cool down or post workout stretching. The way clothes feel during training really affects my workouts whether its continually adjusting the fabric around the body or how your temperature rises from lack of breathability. To have a product that adapts to the shape of your body, comfortable to workout in, breathes well, and doesn't have harmful toxins seeping into your exposed skin, is definitely something I'm eager to keep using!!"

Piero S. - Toronto

"These products are light weight, breathable & comfortable. The tank fabric is so soft and the bra and pant just make my body feel nice & tight. And I can't believe that even after 90 minutes in the gym, they didn't smell! I've been pretty active most of my life and this is some of the best activewear I've ever worn."

Andrea L. - NYC

The Current Problems Related To The Sportswear Industry Manufacturing Processes.

The apparel & footwear industry is the second largest global polluter behind the oil & gas industry.

For an industry that is supposed to help people become healthier and feel better about themselves this just doesn't make sense.

Here's why we think the sportswear industry is in dire need of change.

1. Water stress and pollution are caused by the growing & dyeing processes of materials for fabrics.

2. During manufacturing, the production of air pollution by pushing carbon dioxide & sulfur dioxide into the air ways causing greenhouse gasses.

3. During the production process there are dangerous chemicals & toxins that are leaked & dumped into factory water ways. These chemicals and toxins also leak into local water ways when you wash your sportswear.

4. Consumers are put at risk to a number of diseases wearing sportswear which contain harmful toxins during exercise.

5. Contamination of micro fibres entering & harming our water ways and food chain.

6. There is a massive global stockpile of inventory from overproduction that is rotting in land fill sites; 13 Million tons of textiles are trashed annually in the US alone!

Clothing & The Global Toxic Cycle
Clothing & The Global Toxic Cycle

The Temple Athletic Co. Human & Environmental Standards

At Temple Athletic we make our products through processes which have a minimal impact on our environment. We use ONLY Bluesign & Oeko-Tex Certified fabric for every single piece of sportswear that we make.

By doing so, we tackle the root of the textile's environmental impact by eliminating harmful chemical substances before the manufacturing process begins.

The focus of our fabric production is based on 5 principles: 

1.Resource productivity 2.Consumer safety 3.Water emission 4.Air emission 5.Occupational health & safety

This ensures concrete criteria is met for each production level based on extensive risk assessments. According to the five principles, this criteria ensures maximum sustainability along the entire textile supply chain; ingredients, manufacturing process & finished products.

And, creates a cleaner, more environmentally friendly product that is safe for the wearer & the environment.

The Highest Human & Environmental Production Standards In The World.
The Highest Human & Environmental Production Standards In The World.

At the Temple Athletic Co. we construct all of our products locally in Canada & the USA, using only fair labour practices.

Temple Athletic - Good for your body. Good for the planet. Locally made.

About Us.

Basil Farano & Phil Zullo. Part of the team at The Temple Athletic Co.
Basil Farano & Phil Zullo. Part of the team at The Temple Athletic Co.

Basil Farano - over 18 years experience overseeing the launch & development of a number of sportswear brands in North America that have reached over $100 Million in retail sales. With a strong understanding of the current issues facing the industry, he is dedicated to fixing what is wrong with the industry by educating consumers of the dangers associated with sportswear and re-inventing how sportswear is made & distributed.

Phil Zullo - over 20 years experience working with some of the top health and fitness professionals in North America. His clientele includes some of North America’s top celebrities as well as professional athletes from all 4 major North American pro sports leagues. He has spent a significant amount of his time working with children & young athletes teaching them the benefits of living a complete and healthy lifestyle.

NORTH AMERICAN BACKERS

Because all of Temple Athletic products are made locally in Canada & the USA, all shipments within North America are shipped DUTY FREE.

INTERNATIONAL BACKERS

All international shipments are subject to duties, taxes and clearing fees which you are responsible for paying. Most countries will assess duties/taxes on your package and in certain countries the carrier will pre-pay the duties and taxes and bill you later. If you refuse delivery unfortunately your package will be abandoned. Once abandoned, we can’t ship another package to you or issue a refund.

Coming 2019...

Fabrics for our second collection, already in the design & development process!
Fabrics for our second collection, already in the design & development process!

Risks and challenges

To date we have completed the design process, specifications development, prototyping, fitting, pre production sample development and athlete testing for our entire first Basics collection.
We have already selected fabrics and begun design processes for our second collections with an expanded range of products.
We are set to go straight to production once our project reaches its funding goal. There may be some further changes that may occur with regards to final product design details as we gather further feedback from our product test team over the duration of our campaign.
Based on our extensive experience in the industry, we can confidently say that we are prepared to begin production immediately.
Our goal with this project is not to create a "one off" concept but to build a serious sportswear brand & company that can compete with the current industry leaders to help drive change within the industry. There are so many people who have invested countless hours just to bring this project to where it is now. We are investing this work into the long term of this company and brand. We have so many more performance sportswear products we are inspired to develop for you, our potential customer.
We are extremely excited and we thank you for your interest and support. - The Temple Athletic Team.

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    *Must be a health & fitness professional. Approval from Temple Athletic required.
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