Sport is such an important part of my life, it has taught me so many lessons and built unbreakable bonds through shared experiences.
In order to perform at my best, I have found it is vital that the clothing is fit for purpose and I have always loved the ability that sportswear has to elevate the sporting experience at any level.
The problem that I found time and time again when shopping for sportswear through familiar fashion e-retailers is that options were limited. When shopping further afield, clothes were ill-fitting, cheap and the types of fast fashion I would prefer to stay away from.
There are however, great independent sustainable sportswear brands across social media that are making a difference and producing the type of sportswear that as a consumer I wanted to get my hands on.
"This is how Lockr Space was born – a space where any sportswear brand can have their own unique Lockr to showcase their products."
I began building Lockr Space in January 2020 with three core components at its heart.
Companies and brands that truly cared about their social & environmental impact
Finding brands that were fit for function, durable and could stand the test of time
Curating a wide selection of brands that were truly innovating in the industry
I wanted to build a company that I was proud of, that embraced everything that sport has taught me, and that genuinely made a difference.
Since launching in December 2020 I have been lucky enough to work with so many amazing individuals that share my passion for sustainable sportswear and the power of sport as a vehicle to drive change:
- Green Gazelles – The world’s first vegan rugby club
- Run With Purpose LDN – A community helping men overcome mental health issues through running
- Deoruns - Running 10km everyday for 381 days raising awareness for racial justice, equality and peace
As Lockr Space started to gain momentum, I was featured in The Independent and included into the first accelerator programme ran by Barclays Eagle Labs and Foundervine.
This type of publicity only cemented what I already knew, that Sport can drive change and with Lockr Space, I know I can use it to not only equip everyday athletes with the appropriate gear needed for their sports journey, but make a tangible difference beyond the playing field.