News - 11th February 2021

Why ethical factories and a fair deal for all are important


When you’re looking for new sports kit you probably have a mental checklist:

  • Looks good
  • Fits well
  • Quality/value for money


How much more would you love your new purchase if you also knew it was ethically produced with everyone in the supply chain treated fairly?


When Paul Sinton-Hewitt, the founder of parkrun created CONTRA, his aim was to develop an activewear brand that truly supports and encourages movement for everyone.


CONTRA is refreshingly different, celebrating your ambitions to be more active, whatever your body shape. The bright, colourful range is all available in 10 uniquely designed sizes for both men and women. Whether you choose a CONTRA technical tee or a sleek pair of running tights, all are designed to fit and flatter at every size, leaving you to enjoy your workout rather than worry about how you look.




CONTRA are committed to their sportswear range being accessible to anyone wanting to be active and that it is all manufactured to the highest ethical standards.


They are proud to work with a small number of trusted European sportswear manufacturing experts in Portugal, Italy and Lithuania. These manufacturers are highly regarded within the industry for providing good working conditions for their workers and paying fair wages.




Don’t forget that all profit goes back to helping to keep parkrun free, for everyone, forever and you can always get 10% off when shopping via the CONTRA app.

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