Community Clothing launches a plastic-free sports collection

The Organic Athletic collection combines sustainable and locally produced sportswear which is plastic-free and environmentally friendly

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Author: House of Eden

Community Clothing recently launched its latest sportswear, the Organic Athletic collection, after going through a long-term planning and development phase. The collection is characterized by its plastic-free, environmentally friendly and completely biodegradable garments. Patrick Grant, fashion designer, businessman and founder of Community Clothing, is leading the project.

The most important facts at a glance:

  • Community Clothing revolutionizes sportswear with the Organic Athletic collection made from plastic-free, environmentally friendly and biodegradable materials.
  • The founder Patrick Grant has shaped the fashion industry with his sustainable brand and relies on high-quality and timeless clothing.
  • The Organic Athletic collection embodies the future of fashion through plastic-free, high-quality basics, local production to support jobs and a focus on maximum sustainability.

Patrick Grant: Founder of Community Clothing and pioneer of sustainable fashion

Patrick Grant, the founder of Community Clothing, was born in Edinburgh on May 1, 1972 and studied materials science at the University of Leeds. Today he is involved in a variety of activities, acting as an ambassador for HRH King Charles III's Future Textiles charity and being a judge on The Great British Sewing Bee series. In 2005, he acquired Norton & Sons, a renowned bespoke tailor in London, and in 2009 founded the men's clothing brand E. Tautz & Sons, which was voluntarily dissolved in February 2022. Finally, he founded the sustainable fashion brand Community Clothing in 2016.

Founder Patrick Grant

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Community Clothing: Sustainable fashion, local production and workplace promotion

Community Clothing stands for affordable, ethical and environmentally friendly clothing that also creates jobs in the British textile industry. The name deliberately contains the term “clothing” instead of “fashion” because the brand wants to distance itself from today’s “fashion”. Their focus is on high-quality, timeless and environmentally friendly clothing, as opposed to short-lived and environmentally harmful “fashion”. This results from the simplicity on which the company bases its products, both in design and in the production process. Patrick Grant focuses on basics that are cross-seasonal and timeless and aims to offer high quality at affordable prices using the zero-waste philosophy.

A central aspect of the business model is local production to support jobs in the British textile industry. The brand has created 1880 jobs to date and works with 42 manufacturing sites in 35 cities across the UK. Local production is intended to support the local population financially. Patrick Grant has also his own production facility, the Cookson & Clegg factory, in Blackburn.

The company uses 90 percent local materials from Great Britain and focuses on natural fabrics such as cotton, wool, linen while avoiding synthetic plastics such as polyester and acrylic.

The Community Clothing Organic Athletic collection in focus

The latest addition to the range, the Community Clothing Organic Athletic collection, was born out of disappointment with sportswear made primarily from synthetic materials. Patrick Grant worked for about five years to develop this collection, which is based entirely on plant-based textiles and made using plant-based technologies.

The collection includes sportswear for women and men, including sports shorts, training sweaters, breathable T-shirts and tops. The pieces are designed simply and in one color.

Community Clothing Organic Athletic

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The Organic Athletic garments are 100% plastic-free and are made from purely organic, natural and biodegradable plant-based technologies. This collection also uses water-based paints and innovative materials such as quick-drying lightweight material, breathable fabrics and natural plant-based elastics.

The future of fashion with the Organic Athletic collection

Overall, the Community Clothing Organic Athletic collection takes a future-oriented approach. The plastic-free, high-quality basics contribute to environmental friendliness for various reasons. Additionally, local production creates jobs, provides transparency and minimizes environmental impact to ensure maximum sustainability. Currently, the brand only ships within the UK, but that could change in the future.


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