27.4.16

THREE LIONS


British fashion designer Stella McCartney has once again partnered with Adidas to design the uniforms of team Great Britain at Rio 2016 Olympics.
Stella uses three lions to create a new podium emblem for the GB Olympic Kit.
Here's our fun, playful re-take on the traditional three lions design used in GB sports kit.(see above image)
Golf Refugees ask Stella and Adidas three little questions;
1. What is the pay for the textile workers who made the garments?
2. How many classified carcinogen and hormone disruptor chemicals are used to make the kit?
3. Will the GB kit shed any microplastic particles when laundered?
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24.4.16

PERFECT HARMONY


Golf Refugees balls, side by side in perfect harmony.
The best 2-ball in golf?

#2toneball #spiralblackball #golfrefugees
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FASHION REVOLUTION DAY 2016


Golf Refugees do find it sad but unsurprising that no major golf tour such as the PGA, LPGA or LET are supporting Fashion Revolution day. We don't know of any golf professional who is supporting it either, which is also very sad. The treatment of textile workers who make our clothes will hopefully become more important to all of us. You will see picture after picture of golf stars wearing their sports apparel. On this day, golf magazines and golf channels should be featuring images of golfers wearing their shirts inside out and asking 'who made your clothes?'
‪#‎fashionrevolution‬ ‪#‎whomadeyourclothes‬
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22.4.16

2 TONE


When we first launched the original heat absorbing black ball, which now holds a Guinness World Record for distance, a few reviewers commented on its poor visibility on the ground. At the time we did ask them to compare the visibility of a white ball both in the air and on the ground, which met with reluctance.

However, as we loved the dual coloured Ping golf balls, it seemed a good idea to design a 2 Tone ball.
#2toneball #golfrefugees
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21.4.16

THE BIG 'C' PART TWO


Cancer free sports apparel.
This is Golf Refugees goal. To provide sport tops free from chemicals classified as carcinogenic.

It is a considerable challenge as modern sportswear is a chemical product, where additional chemical based textile finishers are applied and then you have all of the toxic chemicals used in synthetic dyes to achieve long lasting bright colours.

Where possible we aim to use biodegradable fibres and 'green' chemistry to find safer alternatives. We have given this brief for ‘cancer free sportswear’ to a number of fashion colleges in the UK and we are actively seeking technical partners for this project.

We can’t continue to hide cancer causing chemicals in consumer products, especially when these products are designed to interact with your absorbing skin.

All of the classifications of the 'safer' chemicals used will be provided to consumers on our disclosure label, attached to each garment.

#cancerfreesportswear #golfrefugees #disclosurelabel
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18.4.16

LONG TERM


Anatomy print polo shirt by Golf Refugees. Part of our disclosure label campaign on what's inside your sports apparel; from carcinogens to hormone disruptor chemicals. Long term how will they affect your body?

This week is Fashion Revolution week an ideal time to ask your favourite sportswear brand(s) what chemicals they use to make your clothes?

‪#‎disclosurelabel‬ ‪#‎anatomypolo‬ ‪#‎golfrefugees‬
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16.4.16

BEST LOOKING BALL


The best looking ball in golf?
#spiralblackball #golfrefugees


If not, please make your suggestion.
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