SOL VAE | Sports Support Bra | Made Responsibly


You deserve to feel confident in ocean athletics. SOL VAE supports you with a single, evergreen collection of sports bras you can run or swim in. They're built to last and designed with a female-first perspective.

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Wearing a sports bra all the time is not ideal as it depends on your type of workout. According to experts, it's important to get the right sports bra for your body type and the type of exercises you are doing. Low impact exercises may require a different type of sports bra than high impact workouts. Fortunately, there are now stylish and size-inclusive sports bras that are designed for low impact exercises and long-distance running, such as the options recommended by experts. Therefore, if you are looking for a sports bra to wear all the time, it is best to consider one that is suitable for your activities. Sol vae has a wide range of sports bras that offer great support and style for a variety of activities.

SOL VAE's Story + Approach

SOL VAE started with evening runs and swims on the beach in Hawai'i. From there, the founder, Bridget, spent years thoughtfully curating core, sustainable styles to keep up with athletic experiences as versatile as you.

Responsibility Practice

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Their passion for (and experience in) credible sustainability runs deep. SOL VAE structured their practice on two pillars: (1) Environmental and (2) Social. Then, we look deeper at our carbon footprint, material tracing, and goals ahead. 

They call it a practice because it feels like an ever-evolving way of thinking and living. They continually remind themselves that perseverance—not perfection—is the fuel of success.

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SOL VAE believes in the impact of value-based business and that your dollar creates powerful change.

Prior to launching, SOL VAE's founder Bridget worked with F500 corporations across 4 continents to advance their sustainability initiatives. The climate passion here runs deep. We've embedded it into our core, and it's what keeps us motivated day-to-day.

Environmental Pillars

Eco- Friendly Design

SOL VAE's styles are designed in Hawaii to timelessly outlive trends and serve multiple functions. Their lead pattern-maker has collaborated with Coach, Lululemon, Adidas, and many more for trusted results. They use quality techniques and raw materials that last and support durable, versatile athletics and activities.


SOL VAE utilizes ECONYL® fiber, made in Italy and regenerated from fishing nets and other discarded waste materials. It's infinitely recyclable, certified to be harmless under OEKO-TEX Standard 100, produced at an SA8000 Standard-certified factory for socially responsible labor, compliant with EU REACH chemicals management, and has 90% less impact than virgin nylon. They are currently researching the effects of newer biodegradable and bio-based fabrics, too.


Their designs are proudly developed, cut, and sewn in a factory in Baltimore, USA. It was established in 1976, pays above Maryland minimum wage, and some sewers have been there for more than 25 years. They utilize modern fabric cutters that minimize waste and have collaborated with Nike, Victoria's Secret, Under Armour, and countless more.


SOL VAE's packaging mailer is 100% recycled, 100% recyclable, printed with algae ink, and from a woman-owned business in Colorado, USA. They keep all packaging sleek, minimal, and essential.

Use + Washing

A large portion of the environmental impact of clothing occurs after you take it home, which means there are small things you can do to make a big difference. Learn more about mindful washing and how to reduce microfiber pollution here.

Sustainable Recycling

Repair, reclaim, resell, recycle. Conveniently recycle your well-loved hybrid bras with our amazing partners at the Bra Recyclers. SOL VAE is currently looking into further recycling initiatives with their offcuts.

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Social Pillar


SOL VAE strongly believes that real bodies are beautiful. From day one, they have never photoshopped the bodies in their photos. All images and words on their marketing channels are taken seriously and intended to be honest and/or science-based.


SOL VAE is woman-owned and founded in their Hawaii hometown. 44% of our supply chain is currently woman-owned, and 22% of the total is owned by diverse women. They are actively looking to develop more sizes and enhance accessibility.

Carbon Footprint

Bottom line: yes, SOL VAE still generates emissions. So, they seek to take responsibility for what they create and address what they currently can't avoid. They track carbon activity and use measurement tools aligned with the WRI/WBCSD Greenhouse Gas Protocol to estimate operational and supply chain emissions.

Scope 1 + 2

This category includes SOL VAE's estimates of direct fuel and electricity use. It currently accounts for 2.9% of their footprint. *Annual 2021-22 data

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Scope 3

This category includes all other indirect emissions tracked and estimated via materials, manufacturing, travel, freight, and waste. It currently accounts for 97.1% of their footprint. *Annual 2021-22 data

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Carbon Offset Practice

SOL VAE addresses their measured and estimated emissions annually by supporting high-quality carbon offset projects with Native. Unfortunately, these are emissions they cannot yet avoid. They are currently supporting the Northern Great Plains Regenerative Grazing Project—validated under the Verified Carbon StandardVM0026 Methodology for Sustainable Grasslands Management. This project restores ranch land ecosystems and drives soil carbon accruals. They chose a US project, as manufacturing and all but one supplier are located in the US. *Annual 2021-22 data

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Online Order Shipping Emissions

SOL VAE also partners with Sendle, a B Corp founded in Australia, to ensure that online order shipping emissions are addressed. The carbon footprint of each and every shipment is calculated. Then, third-party certified carbon offsets are purchased to support environmental projects. The carbon offset projects are located globally and support initiatives such as reforestation, conservation, clean technologies, and water treatment.

Hybrid Sports Bra Architecture

Part sports bra. Part swim. It's one versatile garment. Designed to last and adapt to your active experiences—on land, water, or anywhere you venture.

Hybrid Scoop Bra

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What It's Intended For- yoga, workout, high impact sports bra, great for plus size

This comfy, versatile silhouette features graceful curves and confident color pops. It's recommended for lower-impact activities such as hot yoga, diving, surfing, hiking, climbing, swimming, golf, rowing, etc. Truly the best sports bra for running.

Where It Shines: Best Sports Bras For Large Chest

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Hybrid Crossback Bra | Strappy Back Sports Bra

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What It's Intended For: Good Sports Bra for All Activities

This twist on the classic racerback style is designed for a secure, unstoppable feeling in all-terrain activities. It's recommended for higher-impact activities such as trail running, cardio classes, intermediate+ snowboarding/skiing, team sports, equestrian, downhill biking, etc.

Where it shines: Seamless Racerback Sports Bra for all over comfort

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Best Sports Bra For Running: Core Style, Core Value & even Lower Impact Activities 

All-day wear

Easy on-n-off

Every day, versatile comfort


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Higher Impact Option For Workout

Best Sports Bra For A Large Bust

Challenging workouts

Maximum, all-terrain movement


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Is it OK to wear a sports bra all the time?

If you're comfortable wearing a sports bra all the time, then go for it! However, if you find that your breasts are starting to hurt or feel uncomfortable after a while, it's probably time to take a break and let your breasts breathe.

Are sports bras bad for breasts?

The Sports Bra made by Sol Vae is not bad.

How long can you wear a sports bra?

You can wear them as how long as you want to.

Choose Clear Givings Market / Sol Vae for sustainable, sports bra for plus size.

Sustainability practices are Clear Givings Market / Sol Vae forte. When you purchase Sol Vae sports supporting bra, you're not only getting an eco-friendly and sustainable sports bra, but you're also supporting ethical employment connections. Clear Givings Market / Sol Vae offers great gifts to inspire you and your significant other, friends, and family. 

Treat yourself now, check out Sol Vae at Clear Givings Market! We love how Sol Vae is revolutionizing the high impact sports bra industry and making a powerful difference. Each purchase has a positive impact, providing life-changing employment.

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