Thoosa is a small UK brand specialising in stylish running wear for women. The collection is bursting with vibrant colours and flattering styles to suit all body shapes. All the products are made with great quality performance fabrics that will help you stay dry and comfortable.
The background to the brand is that I've always loved running, but as I got older I started to care what I looked liked pounding the streets. I found that running tops were too tight or too boxy, shorts were too short and the colours left a lot to be desired. I decided to tackle the problem and set about designing running clothing, in breathable fabrics and great colours, that looked like my everyday clothes.
With the help of some talented friends I launched Thoosa in 2007 and I haven’t looked back. To my amazement and delight, the brand recently saw off the likes of Nike, adidas and Sweatybetty to be named Best Women’s Apparel brand by Runner’s World magazine.
I think the reason the brand has been so well received is because at the heart of it is a runner who just wanted to look nice. I now realise that my motivation to run goes hand-in-hand with how I look and although I'm passionate about the benefits of running, the motivation doesn’t always come easily.
The biggest barrier to running is definitely my own front door - if I can just get out the door then the hard work is done and I always come back feeling better. I therefore design Thoosa products with this challenge in mind. Is this top more or less likely to get me out the door? Will these tights give me motivation to get off the sofa?
I hope that you wil find something that you love and which will motivate you to make running part of your life.
Founder, designer & runner