Sporty Skirts is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa and most of the products we offer are made locally.
The company was founded by the multi-talented sports woman Rachel Jesson.
Although best known as a 10km runner, Rachel has also represented South Africa and her province in track and field, gymnastics, cycling, triathlons and duathlons. She virtually learned to run before she could walk and is as passionate about running today as she was when she was actively competing.
Rachel holds both a Bachelors and Masters in sport and is a successful business women who has led our team of dedicated employees and manufacturers to produce some of the best sportswear you'll ever wear.
As Rachel tells it: "I've had my fair share of clothing discomfort in my running career, particularly with conventional running shorts.
My having muscular quadriceps (thighs) often causes the fabric to collect between my legs, which not only looks unsightly, but usually results in my becoming self conscious.
Who needs this sort of distraction while you are running or exercising? My perpetual pulling on the shorts throughout a run wasted much needed energy, destroyed my running rhythm diminishing the therapeutic effect and often left me chaffed.
Then I discovered the running skirt which had the undergarment attached and it dealt with all these issues comfortably.
Now I make them because I love to wear them".