Founded in 2017, with their online store going live in 2018, CONTRA was created by Paul Sinton-Hewitt, the founder of parkrun, which organises free, weekly, timed 5k community events around the world.

CONTRA design and create sportswear that fits and flatters people of all shapes, sizes and abilities, in bold, non-gender specific colours. All products are made from high quality technical fabrics from sustainable sources and manufactured in European factories with good working conditions, where workers are paid a fair wage. The profits of all CONTRA sales go directly into supporting parkrun.

The new 2020 CONTRA range features sports clothing for all temperatures and times of year. The new Haga base layer and Okanagan half zip top for men and women are made from super soft TENCEL™ yarn, for warmth and breathability in the winter months.

For the spring and summer months ahead, CONTRA have added a tank top to their men’s range, featuring a loose fit for confidence and comfort. In their women’s range, a new light capri pant has been launched, cut just below the knee from lightweight, technical stretch fabric, moving with you as you run.

CONTRA founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE said:

“After a hugely successful first year of online trading, we are excited to continue our passion for producing high quality, ethical sports clothing, with sizes to fit everyone by launching our new range for 2020.

“As everyone is different and has different preferences for the sportswear they are most comfortable in, we have worked hard to introduce a range of styles to suit each individual.”

More information about CONTRA can be found on their website

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