Fitico Sportswear develops great-looking sportswear made from recycled fishing nets. Our tops, bras, pants, longsleeves, zipper jackets and headbands are a sustainable choice that
come with superior functionality. The sports fabrics we use are antibacterial, breathable, quick-dry and odourless.
All our designs are designed in Austria and ethically made in Portugal.
Whether you do Yoga, lift weights, run or dance, we've got you covered. Our designs are thought through and well-shaped to help you to reach their sports goals. We make no compromise, whether it’s in the functionality or in design and certainly not when it comes to the environment.
Active. Without Compromise.
Recycled materials instead of ghost nets
40-60% of the total plastic waste in the oceans consist of old fishing gear. An essential element within are ghost nets – abandoned fishing nets which have been thrown in the ocean or got lost.
Fitico uses these old fishing nets and upcycles them into beautiful and highly functional sportswear. The sccret behind is a nylon fibre called Econyl®.
Old fishing nets are collected, shredded and melted and regenerated into Econyl®, a 100% regenerated Nylon yarn, with the same purity and performance characteristics as virgin quality nylon which can be endlessly regenerated. Econyl® preserves non-renewable resources avoiding the extraction of crude oil for the production of the yarn. The production ECONYL® also reduces greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption.
In all we do,
We put people and the planet first.
Sophie Wirth - founder of Fitico Sportswear
Sophie Wirth is the founder, visionary and strategist behind Fitico Sportswear. She started Fitico when she couldn‘t find activewear for herself that was sustainable and stylish and highly functional at the same time.
Proud owner of various bikes, including a mountain bike, she is a Crossfit enthusiast, (Hot) Yogini and loves all kinds of winter sports. She travels the city of Vienna with her racing bike. You'll also find her in the kitchen often where she constantly tries out new recipes.
A sustainable lifestyle is important to her. Together with her all-female team of four, she tries to show that a different way of doing business is possible.
"Be the change you want to see in the world".