Zio children’s active wear encourages kids to stay active (giveaway)
|March 13, 2011||Filled under current giveaways, kids clothing reviews, My Kids, Review and Giveaway|
Sometimes it seems that in our society kids are encouraged not to exercise. Running and jumping is often frowned upon, while sitting still will get an award for being a good girl/boy. I understand that there may be reasons behind that, like safety, discipline, etc. But could it be that because of such influence, kids subconsciously are avoiding exercising and would much rather sit on the couch than play actively.
In an effort to keep our two little girls active, we are trying different ways to get them moving. We sign them up for dance classes, take them for walks in the park, play hopscotch in the driveway.
I also found that one of the great incentives for kids to stay active is to have clothes that are comfortable, colorful, and stylish.
We love Zio Sport active clothing. It is very comfortable and oh, so stylish. My 4-year-old thinks she is a soccer super star when she puts it on. In addition, she know that if we put a Zio outfit on, that means we are going for a walk, for a run, to play with a ball, or to jump rope.
Zio clothing is 100% polyester, which I just recently found out is perfect for active play, running, or hiking.
Per Jeff Alt, cotton retains moisture from sweat which clings to your body, which can lower your internal body temperature and cause hypothermia. Children are more susceptible to hypothermia than adults. Synthetic clothing will wick the moisture away from the body.
Zio active wear is very easy to wash. Sometimes, I just rinse a stain under running water without washing the entire shirt
Zio Sport was started by two mothers and a grandmother who felt there was a void in quality activewear for kids.
Zio Sport designs, develops and sells active clothing for kids 4-14. Zio will be launching a new line this month. Here are some pictures of the Spring/Summer 2011 collection.
I admire Zio Sport’s generosity. It donated $38K of clothing to Kids in Haiti. Zio shipped more than 26 boxes of clothing to Clothes4Souls. The non-profit organization will then sent the apparel to the children of Haiti.
“The kids in Haiti still need our help,” Zio Sport President and Co-founder, Ragan Melton said. “These kids have nothing. Clothes4Souls will ensure that the children of Haiti receive much-needed clothing. Clothes4Souls focuses on children, just like we do here at Zio Sport.”
Zio Sport is generously giving away $50 gift certificate to one lucky reader to be used in the Zio Sport online store.
This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada addresses only.
Shipping charges will apply. The gift certificate can be applied to both clothing and shipping. The winner is responsible for charges over the value of the gift certificate. The gift certificate should be used in one transaction.
To participate in the giveaway, you could do any or all of the following:
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This Giveaway ends on April 4, 11:59pm EST, 2011. The winner will be chosen randomly. I will email the winner, who will have 72 hours to contact me or a new winner will be chosen.
This giveaway is closed.
Review/giveaway disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this review/giveaway. I received a gift certificate from Zio Sport for review purposes.