Who are we?
Welcome to Savage Gym wear, an emerging fitness wear brand in the UK.
Who are we?
We are a team of avid gym goers and passionate about fitness in all forms, especially comfortable, practical & stylish fitness wear. Integrity is at the centre of our design and manufacturing process, we strive for the best & never put anything on the market we haven’t tested ourselves!
Savage Gymwear was created in 2019 by our founder, James.
James suffered for almost a year with life changing symptoms that eventually lead to extreme weight loss and an eventual hospitalisation. He had spent no less than a week on hospital before being released with the diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowl disease at the age of 28.
For those unfamiliar with IBD, Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a term for two conditions (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) that are characterized by chronic inflammation of the GI. It estimated that around 1 in 450 people are diagnosed each year; it is unknow the cause of IBD and can affect perfectly healthy men and women.
James, in hospital. Day 3, weighing in at 60kg get an infusion
After a tough diagnosis and on-going treatment James set off on his journey of fitness once again and quickly realised how little the fitness and apparel industry supported or celebrated everyday people. He recognised the missing power of mindset within the fitness world and wanted to support those people who were keen to be healthier version of themselves but were made to feel like they couldn’t, because of cliché industry standards.
And so, Savage gymwear was born.
Our belief in 'Be the best of you' is at the core of our mission to bring you quality gymwear that makes you feel good about yourself, and feel comfortable training in. Everyone will experience different challenges in their fitness journey, and we truly believe that striving to be the best version of yourself is the best way to overcome, grow, succeed, and improve your mental wellbeing. Don't let the fitness ideals of today’s world dictate your progress just be the best you.
Where are we now?
Fast forward to today and we have come a long way!
One of our proudest moments recently was winning Theo Paphitis’ small business Sunday award. James, pictured below receiving his certificate. After Theo heard his story and his mission, we were chosen as one of the winners!
James collecting his certificate Feb 2022 – with Theo Paphitis
We are working with several businesses (listed below) who feel as we do and support our mission to empower people through fitness. We have met some of our early ecological goals when the business first began. One of our most important core goals is to slow the fast fashion impact on the environment.
Ecological and community
All of our orders are sent in bio-degradable packaging, and we are working on moving to fully recyclable packing in the future. We are proud to be working with Ecologi and have a public domain for people to view our ecological progress with planting tree’s, supporting ecological initiatives worldwide and offsetting our carbon footprint.
Savage Gymwear supports local schools with fitness wear that has been donated and then topped up with new products, not only to support the longevity of activewear but to prevent it from going to landfill. We aim to support those in the community who are struggling to provide for their children, giving them all equal opperuntites in school and in the community.
Where are we going?
We have many great things in our mission box, one step at a time supporting the fitness industry for the better.
We are working with and will continue to work with Charities to help support others though health and fitness.
Working with organisations to support our ecological goals, supporting our brand ambassadors who are continuing to grow our presence in ever changing and challenging world of fitness apparel.
If you want to know more, please visit us at www.savagegymwear.co.uk
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